Our Pediatric Dentists
We at Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are proud to offer some of the best in pediatric dentistry and children’s braces in Newport Beach. Our entire team is dedicated to meeting the needs of all our patients and providing the utmost in compassionate care. This commitment to providing our patients with excellence starts at the top with our wonderful children’s dentists in Newport Beach, Dr. Geoffrey Hersch and Dr. Leslie Butler!
DR. GEOFFREY HERSCH
Dr. Hersch graduated from the pediatric dentistry program at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He received his dental degree from Northwestern University Dental School in 1998. Upon graduation from dental school, he received honors from various dental societies for his contribution and interests in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hersch takes pride in exceeding all standards for his profession. He remains an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Orange County Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Hersch Pediatric Dentistry has developed a reputation of providing comprehensive quality care and service for the children of Orange County.
Dr. Hersch is a Southern California native. His love for skiing brought him out to the Rockies for a wonderful, well-rounded, educational experience at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Hersch is passionate about surfing, skiing, boating, fishing and hanging out with his family at the beach. He also loves traveling and met Tiffany, his wife, while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas. Dr. Hersch lives in San Clemente and loves spending time with his wife and three children, Andrew, Ella and Riley.
DR. LESLIE BUTLER
Dr. Leslie Butler grew up in Orange County, attended Sunny Hills High School and continued on to attend Azusa Pacific University for her Bachelors of Science degree. She has actively participated in many community based and international dental mission programs for children where she developed her love for children’s dentistry.
She received her dental degree from Loma Linda University in 2007, and then completed her pediatric dentistry training and MSD degree at Loma Linda University Medical Center in June 2009. Her two-years of Pediatric specialty training prepared her to work with children with special needs and focus on dental disease prevention. During her residency program, she also co-led a dental mission trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Dr. Butler is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Orange County Dental Society.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Butler enjoys spending time with her husband, and two young children, Lyla and Owen. She enjoys going to the movies, reading a great book, loves Angels’ baseball, Ducks’ hockey, hiking, snow skiing, and photography. Traveling continues to be one of her greatest passions and looks forward to leading more dental mission trips to different corners of the world. Leslie currently lives in Yorba Linda with her family.
DR. DANIELLE GOODMAN
Dr. Danielle Goodman was born and raised in Newport Beach, CA. After graduation from Harbor Day School and Sage Hill School, she traveled to the east coast to complete her undergraduate education at Tufts University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Goodman went on to obtain a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Southern California, where she earned numerous awards for humanitarianism, ethics, and academic achievement. She completed her advanced training as a pediatric dentist at the University of Southern California, where she served as a pediatric dental resident at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
Dr. Goodman first discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry as a patient of Dr. Hersch. Since the age of 14, she has known that she wanted to provide dental care to the children of Orange County. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the California Dental Association. In her final year of residency, Dr. Goodman was selected to serve as the Warren Brandli Intern, which gave her the opportunity to sit on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Goodman enjoys working with children of all ages and providing positive dental experiences. She values treating underserved communities both locally and abroad. Her other passions include traveling, exploring local hiking trails, golfing, practicing yoga, and spending time with her niece and nephews. Dr. Goodman lives in Irvine with her husband, Zach.
Visit Your Children’s Dentist in Newport Beach!
If you’re looking for pediatric dentistry or children’s braces in Newport Beach, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (949) 644-0611. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment with your Newport Beach orthodontist or children’s dentist through our website. We can’t wait to see you!