Dr. James Herbst is known for his gentle and creative touch. He enjoys helping each of his patients improve their health, appearance and self-esteem by creating the smile of their dreams and maintaining the health and function of their teeth, gums and bite.
Dr. Herbst earned his DDS from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1989. He is from Pennsylvania, where he studied and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Grove City College. Dr. Herbst is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association®.
Advanced education and continuing dental study allow Dr. Herbst to offer his patients a superior dental experience and an unparalleled level of quality care with the use of latest technology, along with his personal magical touch.
His academic track record and sincere commitment to his patients’ well-being shows his commitment to excellence in everything he does.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the most advanced technology available. We offer digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, VELscope® technology for early detection of oral cancer lesions, and an in-office, one-hour teeth whitening system. We also provide digital music and cable TV during treatment.
Dr. Gonzalez completed his first dental degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2011 and also graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in the International Dentist Education Program. He graduated with honors in endodontics and dental implantology. He pursues continuing education on an annual basis and has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics and dental implantology. He practiced for two years in Mexico before moving to the United States and returning to dental school. Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Dental Association, the Hispanic Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. Gonzalez believes in providing caring, personal and thorough dental care to create long and trusting relationships with his patients. He wants to change the negative stigma of going to the dentist.
Meet Our Team
Our dental team is here to help our dentists create your dream smile and is also here to make sure that you have an outstanding experience at our office. You will find a group of caring, friendly people who deliver professional, personalized care and who will genuinely care about you. You can meet your new smile team below, and you can call 713-266-2265 to schedule your dental appointment in Houston, Texas. Our team members speak English and Spanish to better serve our community.
A part of our office since 2018, Tenika has more than 16 years of experience working in the medical field and is a licensed cardiac sonographer. Her passion for helping others took her in a different direction after she had children. Her previous experience helps her bring a unique perspective to relating to our patients’ needs and running a successful business. She loves working for two amazing doctors who are truly genuine and caring people professionally and personally.
Tenika has an incredible husband and adorable children who mean the world to her.
LaTavia is a 2018 graduate of Mirabeau B. Lamar High School and earned her undergraduate degree from Lone Star College – Houston North Victory in 2020. She joined our office the following year. Her previous work experience has helped her become an innovator in many areas, including enhancing teamwork and communication between team members. She is very goal oriented and a good communicator who has no problem asking for help to ensure that she is doing the best job she can at the task at hand.
LaTavia is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of our practice. She appreciates the way that everyone is team oriented and committed to comprehensive patient care that produces long-term results. She notes that when everyone in our office displays teamwork, synergy and flow, patient confidence and trust are enhanced.
LaTavia’s favorite quote is by Felix H., “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”
Emerson has been a part of our team since June 2020. He enjoys working with his fellow team members and the interaction with his patients. He strives to always do his best and help the team whenever he can. He likes to relax by playing soccer and learning as much as he can about the practice of dentistry.
Annette has been a hygienist for our practice since her graduation from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1985. She has watched the children of many of our families go from kindergarten through college. She will customize a treatment to meet the needs of a 3-year-old as well as a 93-year-old. She will educate you in proper dental hygiene as well as providing a thorough and gentle cleaning.
Beatriz has over 10 years of experience and counting. Beatriz’s most rewarding part about being a dental assistant is helping boost patient confidence and witnessing the beautiful smiles of her patients after their visits. She is eager to meet all her patients personally and has the opportunity to establish long-lasting relationships. She is married with three children whom she adores spending time with, and she has a passion for Bahama Buck’s plain shaved ice.
Sam joined our team in August of 2022 after graduating from the Lone Star College Dental Assistant program in 2018 and working in the dental field for four years. She loves how everyone here is a team player and works together to help our office succeed! Her goal is to provide the best dental experience to her patients and make sure they are comfortable whenever they visit.
Sam loves what she does, but when she is not at work, she also loves spending time outdoors!