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Dr. Carlos Hernandez DMD, MS

Dr. Carlos Hernandez’s care philosophy is to provide compassionate and comprehensive dental care in a comfortable, judgment-free environment. He enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level and believes in earning a patient’s trust through honest and open communication.

Dr. Hernandez’s interest in dentistry stems from his own experience with orthodontics. Going through a smile transformation journey and learning how a healthy, beautiful smile can enhance self-confidence led him to pursue a career in dentistry and help others.

His goal as a dentist is to educate his patients on the importance of maintaining good oral health and its direct correlation with systemic health.  Dr. Hernandez believes that improved oral health leads to overall better quality of life.

Over the years as a licensed general dentist, Dr. Hernandez has found that he has a special connection with children. He finds it very rewarding to witness little smiles grow up into big, healthy smiles.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hernandez enjoys spending time with his family, girlfriend Maggie, and dog, Chip. He enjoys playing soccer and trying out new restaurants. During the summertime, he loves to visit national and state parks and on occasion, you can find him relaxing on a boat on Lake Michigan.

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Crown & Bridge
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Spanish
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Master of Biomedical Sciences, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
  Professional memberships
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Spear Education Study Club
  • Hispanic Dental Association

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