This is Dr. William Herr, one of the hard-working dentists you’ll get to meet when you visit Capron Park Dental. As you get to know him better, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy receiving your necessary dental treatments, no matter how simple or complex they may be.
Why I Became a Dentist
To Dr. Herr, dentistry is all about forming relationships with patients. Before entering dental school, Dr. Herr had an opportunity to shadow other dentists while he was still earning his undergraduate education. It was in his time there that he realized how dentists could leave a positive impact on people as well as that person’s entire family. Seeing that relationship unfold while also being able to change that person’s life is what really makes all the hard work worth it.
My Educational Background
Dr. William Herr, originally from Northwest Ohio, earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the Ohio State University. He soon enrolled at the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry, where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
It was during his time in dental school that Dr. Herr realized he had a real passion for the fields of prosthodontics, implant dentistry, and oral surgery. For his commitment and excellence in the field, Dr. Herr earned the opportunity to take part in a year-long implant prosthodontics and oral surgery clerkship.
After graduating, Dr. Herr was honored to attend the Veteran Administration’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program. There, he provided crucial dental care to area veteran men and women with complex medical histories and received advanced training in all aspects of dentistry — with a special focus on oral surgery, implants, endodontic treatment (root canals) and periodontal surgeries for repairing gum tissue.
Since completing his formal education and training, Dr. Herr has completed hundreds of hours in continuing education. He remains committed to staying attuned to the latest advancements in dentistry through his involvement in the Academy of General Dentistry (as the Massachusetts Vice President and appointed Delegate) and as a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society’s Leadership Institute.
My Life Outside of the Practice
Dr. Herr’s interests outside of dentistry include spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and rooting for the Ohio State University football team. Go Bucks!