Dr. Jason Herring

Dr. Herring often remarks on how grateful he is to be an orthodontist. He loves being involved in a process that can truly change people’s lives, helping a person who has always been shy and self-conscious blossom into a confident, self-assured person as their smile changes during orthodontic treatment. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of, it’s one of the many aspects that inspire his amazing work.

His professional journey started with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature at Wake Forest University in 1999. Dr. Herring went on to attend dental school at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, where he graduated valedictorian and met his wife Kristin. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2003.

Dr. Jason Herring

He continued his professional education at UNC as a resident in the Department of Orthodontics, earning his Masters of Science in Orthodontics in 2006. Dr. Herring firmly believes that participating in continuing education is vital to his development as a practitioner, and enables him to provide patients with the most sophisticated and appropriate treatment to meet their orthodontic goals. He works hard to seek training on an ongoing basis in specific clinical topics whenever he feels a technique may improve the care of our patients.

Dr. Herring is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics, 360 Summit Orthodontic Study Club, University of North Carolina Orthodontic Alumni Association, Southern Association of Orthodontists and he has been president of the Western Piedmont Dental Society and the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists.

When he’s not at the office looking for ways to help patients smile, Dr. Herring spends time with his wife and their two children: Joshua Caleb and Amelia Elizabeth Herring. They love outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, watersports, and snow skiing. In 2017, they made their family four paws bigger by adding their dog, Scout.

Dr. Herring is very passionate about his faith. He worships at First Baptist Church in Hickory and has been involved in singing with the sanctuary choir, teaching Sunday School, leading boys in missions training, and serving on various committees and the deacon board.

He’s also proud to support his local Hickory community: he has been a member of the board of managers of the Hickory Foundation YMCA, and is an active member of F3, a men’s workout group, which stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith.

Despite all his time in Chapel Hill, he is a big Wake Forest fan, and always roots for the Demon Deacons to beat the Tar Heels!

Dr. Herring with his family.