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1001 S. Palestine ~ Athens, TX

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Rick Herrscher, DDS

Dr. Rick Herrscher graduated from Baylor University Dental School in 1968 and received his MSD in Orthodontics in 1972. Dr. Herrscher is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board which is the highest level of competence obtainable in Orthodontics.

In addition to being a member of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontics, Dr. Herrscher is a member of the Texas Association of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Herrscher has two grown sons, one a physician and one an attorney. He also has five grandchildren.





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Mario Valdes, DDS

Dr. Valdes went to Dental School in Mexico City. He graduated in 1984 at the University Tecnologica de Mexico. He practiced general dentistry for 3 years and then started teaching at the dental school.

In 1987, Dr. Valdes attended Louisiana State University for his orthodontic training. After finishing up at LSU in 1989, he opened up his practice in Chihuahua City, Mexico. He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

He has lectured in South America as well as the United States. He belongs to the LSU alumni association, the AAO, and the College of Diplomats of the ABO. He is married and has two children that are in college.


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