Meet Dr. Tim Herre
Dedicated to Leawood Smiles
Dr. Tim joined his dad, Craig Herre, DDS, in the practice of dentistry upon graduation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Tim, a St. Thomas Aquinas High School alumnus, grew up in Leawood and is no stranger to the family practice.
A self-proclaimed “people person,” Dr. Tim enjoys reconnecting with long-time patients, as well as meeting new patients and cultivating life-long relationships. He looks forward to bringing a new generation of patients to the family’s dental practice. “My passion for bringing bigger, brighter smiles to life in Kansas City is inspired by a 60-year legacy of high quality dental health care that started with my grandfather, Dr. Bill, in 1953,” says Dr. Tim. “Dentistry provides an opportunity to merge two of my favorite disciplines – art and science.”
After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dr. Tim attended Loyola University of Chicago, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. His memberships include the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, Fifth District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, 25th Year Hall of Fame Committee at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Alternate Delegate to the Kansas Dental Association, Committee Chairman for the New Dentist/New Member Committee for the Kansas Dental Association, Member on the Events and Continuing education committee for the Kansas Dental Association and 5th District Dental Society, and a Red Shoe Society Member for Ronald McDonald House Charities. He is actively involved in TeamSmile (a program that partners with many major sports teams, such as the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs, to provide dental care to underserved children and youth), Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM), and Big D Cycling Club, and the Committee of Young Patrons for Catholic Charities.
More recently, Tim has been asked to be the St. Thomas Aquinas High School team dentist, was appointed by the American Dental Association to be on the committee to plan for the ADA’s annual New Dentist Convention in Kansas City in 2014, and is now one of the youngest dentists to graduate from Level 3 in Bioesthetic Dentistry.
When he’s not busy greeting, meeting and treating patients, Dr. Tim is hard to keep up with. He loves cycling, fitness, and live music. He enjoys traveling and cheering for the University of Kansas sports teams. On quieter days, you can find Dr. Tim playing with his yellow Labrador named Dunkin.
“I look forward to becoming a life-long student of dentistry – an approach that will ensure patients always have access to the latest and most advanced dental treatments,” says Dr. Tim.