About our Practice

Meet Dr. Herod

Dr. Brian Herod was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated cum laude from James Madison University and attained his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After graduating, Dr. Herod completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at VCU. In this program, he obtained advanced training in complex patient care, implant dentistry, cosmetics, surgery, and orthodontics. He is also trained and certified as an Invisalign provider. Dr. Herod is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and Richmond Dental Society.

Dr. Herod has also served as a Clinical Instructor at the VCU Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. This program is designed to educate other dentists in advanced dental techniques and procedures.

Dr. Herod believes that every patient deserves an individualized and positive dental experience and treatment options that are specific to their medical history and genetic predispositions. He focuses on patient education to facilitate informed treatment decisions. Dr. Herod understands the important connection between oral health and overall health. His passion for the growing field of biological dentistry has led him to become a member of the International Academy of Oral and Medical Toxicology (IAOMT). Dr. Herod sees holistic dentistry as an integrative approach, rather than a one size fits all method of care.

When not in the office, Dr. Herod enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and four children. Dr. Herod believes that every patient should be listened to, understood, and appreciated, but most importantly treated like family. He looks forward to meeting you and addressing all of your dental needs.


The belief that heath optimization starts in the mouth, shifts our integrative biological approach of dentistry to first consider the whole health of each patient. We listen to our patients, value their opinions, and empower them to make the best treatment decisions for their body. Our core focus is centered around each patient's personal goals for oral and overall health. By listening and understanding our patients, we hope to redefine the dental experience to one that is positive, personal, and educational

We focus on finding the root cause for dental disease, as opposed to simply treating the symptoms. By using this philosophy and minimally-invasive technologies, we hope to prevent dental problems before they ever require treatment. 

Our knowledge of oral health and its contribution to overall health is always improving, so we strive to continue our education in the field of biological dentistry and functional medicine. Our goal is to be a leader in this field and educate our patients and colleagues.

We believe that every patient deserves a positive dental experience, where they feel understood and empowered to seek optimal whole body health.

What is Biological Dentistry?

Biological dentistry emphasizes the whole-health of an individual, focusing on prevention and conservative treatment. Biological dentistry recognizes the body's innate ability to health itself, but when treatment is necessary, it uses the safest and least toxic methods of care. It discourages the use of harmful chemicals and toxins that can cause a negative impact on a patient’s health. As every patient is different, biological dentistry ensures that treatment is biocompatible with each individual. Biological dentistry begins by looking at the mouth-body connection and seeks the root cause of dental disease. This understanding aids in the prevention of dental treatment and a reduction in systemic illness. By recognizing the connection between oral health and systemic health, biological dentistry seeks to bridge the gap between dental and functional medicine

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Are you ready to experience a new kind of dentistry, one that has a positive impact on your whole-body health? Call Dr. Brian Herod today at 804-492-1185 to reserve your consultation, checkup, or second-opinion visit with Dr. Herod. We look forward to seeing you smile.
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