Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As an orthodontic professional, Dr. Barbara Hershey stays up on the latest advancements in dentistry to provide the best treatment options for her patients. Each patient is a unique individual, and Dr. Hershey is grateful to those who have placed their trust in her team.
Dr. Hershey’s passion for orthodontics brought her to the University of North Carolina to receive her Masters of Public Health and her Master of Orthodontics degrees, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Minnesota. After years of professional training, she fell in love with the Durham and Chapel Hill and decided to make it her home by opening an office. She knew then these were the communities she wanted to be a part of and serve.
Continuing education is the hallmark of a professional life of continued learning throughout a career. As orthodontics is constantly evolving with new information and technological advances, Dr. Hershey incorporates the best and most effective treatments to advance her patients’ clinical results and provide with more comfortable and faster-paced care. It gives Dr. Hershey great satisfaction to provide the best services for her patients.
Dr. Hershey has continued her commitment to orthodontics by continuing to be an active part in many professional organizations. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Durham Orange County Dental Society, John Hansel Study Club, UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association, Impact 360 Study Club, and the Ormco Insiders Group.
Dr. Hershey knows choosing an orthodontic office can be a very personal decision. That’s why she is committed to having a compassionate, caring team that continues to strive for excellence when providing orthodontic care for you and your loved ones. Dr. Hershey enjoys building lifelong relationships with patients of all ages knowing that she excels at providing them fantastic smiles while creating a sound and healthy bite.
When Dr. Hershey isn’t creating spectacular smiles, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Ali, and her son, Trip. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, and reading medical journals.