orn and raised into a family of dentists in Puerto Rico, Dr. Herrero’s passion for beautiful smiles is what motivated him to work as an assistant for an orthodontist during his years of dental school, and to continue further studies to specialize in this rewarding field. Having had braces as a teenager himself, he was also able to experience first-hand how orthodontics can change lives and boost self-esteem and confidence.
Dr. Herrero received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and his Degree of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. Following dental school, he moved to New York City and completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center, where he had the opportunity to treat medically compromised patients in a hospital setting and work with doctors with multiple specialties in varying fields.
In addition, it gave him the chance for total immersion into the life of a hospital, as well as learning to manage patients whose oral care is part of their total health. While working as a general dentist there, he rotated through the Orthodontics department and later completed an Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was able to publish his research and focus on orthodontics exclusively.
Afterwards, he received his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics from Jacksonville University. He then continued his work in Orlando right up until he joined our team at Eastside & Westside Orthodontics in 2015. Dr. Herrero is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is an active member of the College of Diplomats of the ABO, the American Dental Association, the Fort Lauderdale Dental Study Club, the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists, the Hispanic Dental Association, and the American Board of Orthodontics.
His main goal is to provide you with the highest standard of care and the best treatment available in a friendly and fun environment. In his free time he enjoys eating, playing tennis, music, traveling, mixed martial arts, meeting new people, and spending time with his wife and family.
Dr. Herrero looks forward to meeting you and is very excited to be working together with Dr. Ferrer and her amazing team to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.