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Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is proud to offer the best, highest quality pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Newport Beach. Our entire team is dedicated to meeting the needs of all our patients and providing compassionate care. This commitment to providing our patients with excellent care starts at the top with our wonderful children’s dentists in Newport Beach, Dr. Geoffrey Hersch and Dr. Danielle Goodman!

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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 & Orthodontics 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, three children, and his bulldog, Blue. 

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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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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.

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!