David Herald, DDS
I became a dentist because of a combination of my desire to help people, my love of science and anatomy, and a dedication to making a difference in people’s lives. I believe in the importance of total body health and want to ensure that my patients and the community understand the systemic impacts of healthy teeth and gums. It is infinitely rewarding to know that I am positively impacting my patients' overall health by giving them healthy teeth, an aesthetically-pleasing smile, relief of pain, and alleviation of their concerns and anxieties.
I enjoy meeting a variety of people and we are fortunate to have a very diverse community here in Cottonwood. Every patient brings a new perspective, and while dentistry is my focus, while they are in my office, I enjoy learning about my patients' personal lives and interests.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management – University of Rhode Island, 1993
- Post Baccalaureate Studies – Harvard, Fairfield University, University of Bridgeport
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of the Pacific, 2006
I participate in multiple forms of continuing education, usually about two to three times the amount mandated to maintain licensure. The courses I attend through numerous study clubs give me the knowledge and ability to provide the best possible care for my patients.
- American Dental Association
- Arizona Dental Association
- Northern Arizona Dental Society
- International Dental Implant Association
- CEREC® Doctors
Outside the Office
Born in Glen Ellyn, IL, I grew up in Fairfield, CT, and have now lived in Cottonwood, AZ for over seven years. My wife, Paula, and I have a nine-year-old son named Finnegan and a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Brig. When I have free time, I enjoy taking advantage of the beautiful Cottonwood area and can often be found bicycling, running, and hiking.
Growing up, my family has always been involved in business development. I spent my youth helping my parents in construction and enjoyed learning all aspects of business. My wife and I have followed that model and want to ensure we instill a good work ethic in our son.
I enjoy being a part of the Cottonwood community and contributing to its overall economic and social growth. I am active in the Chamber of Commerce, my son’s school, and our church.