Helping create long, healthy lives... one Confident, Beautiful smile at a time.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. John R. Herrin, DDS, MS

Dr. John R. Herrin, DDS, MS

A New Hampshire native, Dr. Herrin is a 1974 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed his periodontal residency at the University of Iowa. Dr. Herrin is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Herrin has been practicing in Bedford since 1986. He is a member of the Manchester and New Hampshire Dental societies, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. He has received several periodontal achievement awards; has published scientific papers in national and local journals; is active in continuing education, and lectures frequently.

Dr. Herrin and his wife, Linda, live in Amherst, NH. He has two grown sons. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, canoeing, fishing and other outdoor activities. Dr. Herrin retired after 31 years of service in the Army and New Hampshire National Guard.

 

Meet the Team

Our team is carefully chosen to ensure that their skill and dedication to the periodontal care of our patients is of the highest standards. Because our patient's health and well being are of utmost importance, our staff regularly participates in continuing education. Our team takes great pride in facilitating the process for each individual as they work to achieve and sustain dental and overall health.

JoeAnn Balsamo

JoeAnn Balsamo

JoeAnn has been employed by Dr. Herrin since 1986 as his financial officer. She has an A.S. in Business Management from Hesser college.

JoeAnn resides in Atkinson, New Hampshire with her husband Joe and their two sons. She loves kickboxing, power walking, and keeps very busy with her son's sports schedules.

 

Bonnie Bruno

Bonnie Bruno

Bonnie joined Dr. Herrin's practice in January 2017, as the practice coordinator. She holds a B.S. Degree in Human Services from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and has an extensive background in administration and human services. Bonnie is genuinely interested in assisting patients meet their dental health goals so that patients can be happier in their daily lives. Bonnie enjoys trail walking, biking and spending time with family and friends.

 

Linda Herrin

Linda Herrin

Linda loves to smile and nothing makes her happier than when people smile back at her. She doesn't know a stranger and can be seen helping behind the scenes at our front desk.

Linda is married to John and is a "Parrothead" at heart. Grateful for an amazing family and friends she also enjoys traveling, walking and fishing.

 

Stefani Kayser, RDH

Stefani Kayser, RDH

Stefani has worked at NH Center for Periodontics since she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at NH Technical Institute in 1999. She is committed to continued learning and a high standard of care.

Stefani resides in Merrimack, NH, is married, and is the proud mother of one child. She enjoys reading, canoeing, needlepoint, and spending time with her family.

 

Melissa Welnberg, RDH

Melissa Welnberg, RDH

Melissa has been a part of our dental team since 2008. She is a graduate of the New Hampshire Technical Institute Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs with an A.S. in Health Science. She is a hygienist, surgical assistant and patient facilitator who enjoys helping patients achieve there dental health goals, while providing the highest standard of care. Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, Shane and the fur babies. She also enjoys traveling, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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