Robert D. Herron Jr., DDS
Meet Dr. Herron
Dr. Robert Herron is passionate about helping people feel better and look better through high quality dental care. Whether it is to alleviate pain or allow a patient to be proud of their smile, all aspects of patient care are important to him. Dr. Herron has been proudly serving the Columbus community for 23 years and looks forward to many more years to come building relationships with and beautiful smiles for everyone he meets.
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Herron is a native of Columbus, KS, graduating from Columbus Unified High School in 1981. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Pittsburg State University in 1985 and continued on to dental school at Creighton University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1989. Since completing his formal education, Dr. Herron has continued his studies through a mini residency at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain as well as by attending seminars and training with Invisalign® and CEREC®.
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- International Association for Orthodontists
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Outside the Office
Dr. Herron’s wife, Lori, has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years and currently works at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. He has a married daughter, Andrea, who lives in Pittsburg, KS with her husband Ty. Dr. Herron’s son, Kurt, is completing a biology degree at Pittsburg State University and his youngest daughter, Liesl, is beginning her college career in the fall of 2012 at Pittsburg State University.
When he's not in the office, Dr. Herron enjoys spending time with his family as well as raising small animals and gardening. He also leads and plays guitar for the praise band at his church. When it comes to being active in the community, he is involved as a lead triage dentist for the Kansas Mission of Mercy project, has been a member of the local school board for 12 years, and sponsors the Miss Columbus Pageant, held annually in his hometown.