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Denise Hering holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She has been in private practice since 1985. She is an Assistant Professor in the Restorative Department at the College of Dentistry. Dr. Hering is an active member of the American Dental Association.  She is a past president of the Columbus Dental Society.  She is a Registered Parliamentarian, and currently serves as the Vice Speaker of the Ohio Dental Association. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Hering is married and has two children. She enjoys reading, hiking, sewing, theatre and snorkeling. She is a licensed referee for US Rowing.


Dr. Trisha Richards is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 with her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene.  During the program she received advanced training as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary where she gained experience working with dentists and learning the art of restoring teeth.  Trisha chose to continue her education and to pursue general dentistry. In 2013 she earned her Doctor in Dental Surgery and graduated Manga Cum Laude.  Following dental school, she felt compelled to further her dental knowledge and expertise through the completion of a one-year General Practice Residency at The Ohio State University.

Trisha met her dental school sweetheart, Dr. Joel Richards, while attending OSU.  After Trisha completed her residency, the couple moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Joel completed his specialty in pediatric dentistry.  Trisha worked as a general dentist for two years while living in Omaha.  She enjoys spending time with her family, watching the Buckeyes, and staying active.  Trisha and Joel consider themselves foodies and they enjoy trying new recipes and restaurants.  Trisha is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Columbus Dental Society.  She is also a member of the dental honorary Omicron Kappa Upsilon and the dental hygiene honorary Sigma Phi Alpha.

Trisha feels privileged to be a dentist at Hering Dental.  Her values and work ethic are closely aligned with those of Dr. Hering.  They share in their passion to deliver high quality, detail oriented, personalized dentistry in an atmosphere where their patients will feel comfortable and confident in their care.  Trisha strives to be a kind, honest, compassionate, gentle, and well-informed dentist who is dedicated to the health of her patients and the continual pursuit of knowledge.  Trisha prides herself on her attention to detail and craftsmanship, which allows her to produce a quality product that is both functional and esthetic.  Trisha values listening to the concerns of her patients and enjoys discussions about treatment to ensure her patients feel fully informed and comfortable with the care they are to receive.  These attributes make her an approachable, trustworthy dentist who will help you and your family achieve your dental goals.  

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