Dr. Gavin Heymann was born and raised in the Chapel Hill/Durham area. He graduated from Chapel Hill High School and pursued his undergraduate education at UNC Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology. He attended the UNC School of Dentistry, from which he graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the top of his class in 2005. He remained at UNC for his specialty training in orthodontics, and received the Andrew McArthur Brooks Fellowship, as well as earned a Master of Science and an orthodontic certificate from one of the most well-respected orthodontic programs in the world.
Dr. Heymann joined Dr. Hershey in practice in August 2008, and aspires to continue the tradition of excellence in service to patients and exceptional clinical quality with the latest technology that Dr. Hershey has been providing for three decades. Dr. Heymann is a lifelong learner who regularly participates in continuing education to stay informed about the latest advances in orthodontics and dentistry. He serves as a guest article reviewer for several dental journals, has published multiple articles reporting on his research in new orthodontic techniques, and gives lectures to orthodontic and dental audiences alike.
Dr. Heymann is an adjunct faculty member in the UNC Department of Orthodontics, where he enjoys teaching orthodontic students. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Durham-Orange Dental Society.
Dr. Heymann’s favorite part of his job is the opportunity to meet so many different people and form relationships with them during the course of their treatment.
Outside of the office, Dr. Heymann enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He met his lovely wife Anne while they were in college at UNC, and they enjoy skiing, hiking, traveling, and cheering for the Tar Heels. They have two beautiful daughters, Helen and Clara Grace. Dr. Heymann is proud to be part of the Chapel Hill and Durham communities and is active in his church, Christ United Methodist in Chapel Hill, as well as the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club.