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Why People Love Kevin Herring, DDS

Federico V.
My experience, for more of than 15 years, with Dr. Herring’s dental clinic has been just excellent!!! And what impressed me the most is the constant improvement that I can experience in terms of staff, communication, equipment, cleaness, professionalism, friendliness, and quality of the work done! The physical installations are beautiful inside and outside (gardens and parking). Dr. Herring’s dental clinic is an exemplary of what great service and striving for excellence is all about! Thank you for your outstanding service!!!
Duane S.
I’ve been going to Kevin for all my dental work since he started his practice in Prunedale 30 something years ago. He doesn’t try to sell. He listens to what you want and can afford, does the job well, without pain, and sends you on your way. Just got my teeth cleaned from Pam, the hygienist. She was very pleasant, professional, and painless. Can’t beat that. How could they improve? Well, beer and donuts in the lobby would be a nice touch.😳
Jean E.
My first visit to Dr. Herring was excellent. I was welcomed warmly and personally. The staff members are attentive and communicate very well. Services were explained before anything began and were performed with care. When a small defect was found, a plan was presented to me and I was able to discuss completely. Dr. Herring was careful to show me x-ray images and explain everything. He is very nice. I'm looking forward to my next appointment to get my smile back in shape.
Rich M.
Great, friendly staff, and Dr Herring is exceptionally skilled. Appreciate his sense of humor, commitment to keeping his patients comfortable, and for taking time to explain needed procedures, etc. Negative reviews about Dr Herring and his staff are puzzling to me. All's not perfect, but they sure have worked with me and others if there's a concern. I highly recommend!
Mary M.
We moved to this area from Arizona a couple of years ago. Finding a new dentist was a priority. Our family recommended Dr Herring. It's been a wonderful transition. The office ladies are friendly and welcoming. Our hygienist, Abe, is phenomenal 🤩🌟. He is kind and gentle with a great 😂 laugh! Makes us feel like we've been friends for years 💝.
Les V.
Recently had my first visit as a new patient. Everyone on the team seems so knowledgeable and nice. I was given a tour of the office and introduced as if I was meeting family. In addition to being nice, the people in the office really know about creating and maintaining a healthy mouth. Thanks!
Renee C.
I love Dr. Herring, the hygienists and staff. They have given my family the best dental care throughout the many years we have been patients. They keep up with the latest technologies and services. I wouldn't go to any other dentist.
Cheryl E.
I’ve had a fear of dentist since I was a child with Dr. Herring. I was very blessed to find he’s so gentle and kind you never ever feel the shot or a needle. He is terrific I recommend him to children and people of all ages. Have a blessed day bye
Jose M.
Had a wonderful experience with one. As someone who is afraid of going to the dentist I speak to anyone else who is scared, go give them a vist they'll work with you to keep you calm every step of the way.
Peter T.
Best staff I have ever met in the dental field. Very friendly, professional, organized, and committed to providing the best service. Thank you
Alison G.
Dr Herring and his staff are simply the best at care for your teeth and mouth...and spirit. Very knowledgeable, skilled, creative and oh-so-friendly. Best Dental Care on the Planet!
Gayle G.
Everyone is friendly and helpful especially the DDS Kevin Herring. Love the atmosphere in the office. A great place to go even if you have anxiety when it comes down to going to the dentist. Very comfortable!!!

Gentle Dental Checkups at Kevin Herring, DDS

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Why Dental Checkups are Essential

Dental checkups are a cornerstone of preventive dental care. They allow for early detection of potential issues, preventing the development of more serious problems that could require extensive and costly treatments down the line. By prioritizing preventive care, you're investing in your overall health, as dental health is intricately linked to your body's well-being. Conditions like gum disease have been associated with heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues. Regular checkups ensure that you're not just taking care of your teeth, but also contributing to your long-term health and quality of life.

The Many Benefits of Regular Preventive Care

  • Early Detection of Dental Issues: Regular checkups enable Dr. Herring and our team to catch problems early when they're easier and less expensive to treat.
  • Maintaining Oral Health: Preventive visits help keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay, ensuring your mouth stays healthy and your smile bright.
  • Education and Personalized Advice: Each visit is an opportunity to learn more about your oral health, receive personalized advice on home care, and make informed decisions about your dental treatments.
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The Importance of Children's Checkups

Introducing children to regular dental checkups at a young age is crucial for instilling healthy oral hygiene habits that last a lifetime. Our children's checkup is designed to be child-friendly and reassuring, making dental care a positive experience from the start. Early visits help in monitoring the development of your child's teeth, addressing any potential issues promptly, and ensuring they grow up with a healthy, confident smile.

Personalized Care for Every Patient

At Kevin Herring, DDS, we pride ourselves on our commitment to personalized care. Dr. Herring's dedication to understanding and meeting the unique needs of each patient sets us apart. We recognize that every smile is different, and we craft our care plans to reflect your individual health goals and concerns. Whether it's your first visit or your fiftieth, you'll feel valued, understood, and cared for.

What to Expect During Your Dental Checkup

Our comprehensive checkups are designed to be thorough and reassuring, leaving no stone unturned in the quest for optimal oral health!

Professional Cleaning

A key part of your checkup, professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing and flossing might miss, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Full Examination

Dr. Herring will conduct a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues.

Digital X-rays

With minimal radiation exposure, digital X-rays provide a comprehensive view of your oral health, helping to identify issues that aren't visible to the naked eye.

Oral Cancer Screening

An essential component of every checkup, our oral cancer screening is a precautionary measure that can save lives through early detection.

Meet Our Smile Expert, Dr. Herring

In an environment of mutual respect, we provide care that you want, need, and deserve.

A Family-Friendly Environment

We understand the busy schedules of families. That's why we provide a supportive environment and convenient scheduling options to accommodate your family's needs.

A Comfortable Experience

Our office is an inviting space, set against a beautiful hillside and conveniently located off the highway. Enjoy our range of amenities including TVs in patient rooms, warm towels, and a beverage bar for a relaxing visit.
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Embrace a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

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Advanced Dental Solutions

A Friendly, Helpful Team

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Flexible Financing Options

New Patient Specials

Adult Complete Checkup

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Children Complete Checkup

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Do You Take My Insurance?

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United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
Tricare Active Reservists
Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
Standard Insurance
Securian/Patriot Dental
Securian Dental
Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
Public Employee Health Program (PEHP)
PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
Physicians Mutual (Dental)
Oklahoma DRS Doc
Phoenix Health Plans (DentaQuest)
Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
North Dakota Dental Service
Minnesota Blue Cross Dental (UCCI)
Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
Medicaid of Texas - DentaQuest
Medicaid of Utah
Medicaid of Texas - MCNA
Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Minnesota
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
Medicaid of Alabama
HealthScope Benefits
Managed DentalGuard
Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
Humana Specialty Benefits Florida Healthy Kids Dental
Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
HealthScope Benefits/ACPMO
HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
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Delta Dental of Washington
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are regular dental checkups important?

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health and catching potential issues early. They allow for the early detection of problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer, which can be more easily treated when identified early. Additionally, checkups provide an opportunity for professional cleaning, which removes plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing and flossing can't eliminate.

How often should I have a dental checkup?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist at least once every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning. However, some individuals may require more frequent visits depending on their specific oral health needs. Dr. Kevin Herring can provide personalized recommendations based on your dental history and current condition.

What can I expect during a dental checkup?

A typical dental checkup at Kevin Herring, DDS includes:

  • Professional Cleaning: To remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting healthy gums and teeth.
  • Full Examination: Dr. Herring will inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of decay, disease, or other issues.
  • Digital X-rays: To get a comprehensive view of your oral health, identifying problems not visible to the naked eye.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: An important preventive measure to detect early signs of oral cancer.

Are dental checkups painful?

Dental checkups are generally not painful. Some patients may experience slight discomfort during the cleaning process, especially if there's significant tartar buildup or gum sensitivity. However, our team at Kevin Herring, DDS is skilled in providing gentle care, ensuring your comfort throughout the visit.

Why is preventive care important for children?

Introducing children to dental checkups at an early age is crucial for instilling good oral hygiene habits and ensuring the proper development of their teeth and gums. Regular visits help identify and treat issues like cavities or misalignments early on, promoting a lifetime of healthy smiles.

What about preventive care for adults and seniors?

For adults and seniors, preventive care focuses on maintaining oral health, preventing tooth loss, and managing any age-related dental issues such as dry mouth or wear and tear on the teeth. Regular checkups are key to detecting problems early and keeping natural teeth for as long as possible.

How can I prepare for my dental checkup?

To prepare for your dental checkup, continue your regular oral hygiene routine, make a list of any questions or concerns you might have for Dr. Herring, and gather any relevant dental records if you're a new patient. This preparation can help make your visit more efficient and informative.

What if I have dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is common, and at Kevin Herring, DDS, we're committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. We offer a compassionate, understanding approach and can discuss options such as sedation dentistry to ease your anxiety during your visit.

How do I book a dental checkup?

Booking your dental checkup at Kevin Herring, DDS is easy! Simply contact our Prunedale, CA office directly to schedule your appointment. We're looking forward to providing you with personalized, gentle care that meets all your dental health needs.

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