Barbara T. Hershey, DDS, MS
Dr. Hershey brings an unparalleled mix of skill, compassion, and experience to the field of orthodontics. She is a true smile expert, having created more than 10,000 beautiful, healthy smiles over her career. Dr. Hershey understands that each patient is unique, and takes the time to address your specific needs. She enjoys building lifelong relationships with patients of all ages and specializes in integrating the latest orthodontic advances to provide exceptional results.
Dr. Hershey understands that you have a choice in orthodontic care, and is committed to offering a compassionate, professional team to provide excellent orthodontic care for you and your loved ones.
A passion for orthodontics brought Dr. Hershey to the University of North Carolina to receive her Master of Public Health and her Master of Orthodontics degrees, after completing her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Minnesota. After years of professional training, she fell in love with the Durham and Chapel Hill area and decided to make it her home by opening an office.
Dr. Hershey uses the most effective innovations in the industry and strives to lead the field in continuing education. Orthodontics is constantly evolving, so she participates in over 60 hours of professional education each year in order to provide the best and most up-to-date diagnosis, treatment, and technology to our patients.
Dr. Hershey further continues her commitment to orthodontics by actively serving in numerous professional organizations, and. is currently a member of the: American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Durham-Orange Dental Society, John Hansel Study Club, UNC Orthodontic Alumni Association, and Impact360 Study Club.
When Dr. Hershey isn’t creating spectacular smiles, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Ali and her son Trip. She is also an avid gardener, cook, and reader of medical journals.