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When you’re looking for a pediatric dentist or orthodontist in Newport Beach,  our doctors at Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are here as your premier choice. While we are proud of the high-quality orthodontics and pediatric dentistry that we provide in our family-friendly office, what really sets us apart is our staff of trained and knowledgeable doctors who are dedicated to improving your oral health in any way they can. We’d like to introduce you to them right now!

Dr. Geoffrey Hersch

Pediatric Dentist/Owner

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 for 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 teenage children, Andrew, Ella, and Riley.​

Dr. Danielle Goodman

Pediatric Dentist

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 then completed her advanced training as a pediatric dentist at the University of Southern California, where she was 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, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD), and the California Dental Association. She currently serves as the Chair of the Leadership Development Committee for CSPD. Dr. Goodman is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board 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, and their dog, Matcha.

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Dr. Nichole Brophy

Pediatric Dentist

A west coast native, Dr. Nichole Brophy is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and is happy to now call Orange County home. 

Dr. Nichole’s dental journey started on the East Coast, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University. She then practiced as a general dentist for a number of years, treated patients of all ages and developed a passion for pediatric dentistry. Her next stop was the Midwest, where she completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Minnesota. She is excited to have come full circle and practice pediatric dentistry in her home state of California!

While teeth are the main attraction, Dr. Nichole enjoys learning about her patient’s backgrounds, lives and goals to help create an oral health plan unique to each individual. She strives with each patient to cultivate a dental experience that is free from fear and full of fun. She is so grateful to work alongside families and guide kiddos on the path toward lifelong dental health.

Dr. Nichole is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Nichole loves to stay active by traveling, golfing, playing pickleball and scoping out new restaurants to try. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her pup, Leo.

Dr. William Waite


Dr. Waite earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from BYU-Hawaii. He then attended the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Following dental school, Dr. Waite completed a General Practice Residency at the University Of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received additional training in treating complex cases within the fields of pediatric dentistry, cosmetic and implant dentistry, and oral surgery. Continuing to pursue his dream of becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Waite then embarked upon the final phase of his education at Vanderbilt University. It was there that Dr. Waite received his advanced specialty certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Throughout the course of his entire education, Dr. Waite has received numerous awards and honors for his academic excellence and superior patient care. Dr. Waite is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Waite demonstrates his commitment to his field and his patients by maintaining active involvement in continuing education courses, study groups, and memberships in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Waite remains on the cutting edge of his profession by staying current on the latest orthodontic research and employing the most effective orthodontic techniques. Dr. Waite’s involvement in his specialty extends beyond the doors of the practice – he works both locally and internationally in providing basic health and dental care to impoverished communities. Dr. Waite strongly believes in serving those in need, and he has had the opportunity to provide much-needed dental treatment in Nicaragua, Mexico, and the central valley of California.

Dr. Waite was born and raised in Orange County, California. He has been married to his wonderful and supportive wife for over fifteen years. They are the proud parents of three children (Myles, Mia, and Ford). Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Waite enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, surfing, golfing and running.

Visit Your Newport Beach Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist!

If you’re in search of Newport Beach Invisalign, braces, or pediatric dentistry, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (949) 644-0611. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form to schedule a visit with your kids’ dentist and orthodontist. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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