Meet The Dentists

Dr. Jay Herrington, D.D.S.


Graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, DDS
Graduate of  Texas A & M University, B.S. Zoology




ADA-American Dental Association

TDA-Texas Dental Assocation

SWARD-SouthWest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Dallas

ITI-International Team of Implantology



     I was born and raised in Palestine, Texas; the second of four sons born to Jack and Louise.  Three of us became dentists and the fourth, an attorney. I married Jean Campbell Davenport in 1987 and have two sons; Steve, 21 years old, is a senior at the University of Mississippi.  Edward, age 19, is a sophomore and also attends "Ole Miss".

     I graduated from Texas A&M in 1976 with a BS in Zoology and from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1978 with a D.D.S.  I worked as an Instructor in the Fixed Prosthodontics Department at Baylor from 1978-1980, while also working part-time in a General Dentist office in Rockwall.

     I moved back to Palestine in 1980 and opened an Adult General Dentistry practice.  In 1986 I became interested in implant dentistry; first doing the prosthesis over the implants and later surgically placing the implants themselves.

     My goal has been to always stay informed of the newest procedures and technology available in the dental field and provide those services to my patients.  My staff and I attend continuing education courses each year at the Southwest Dental Conference in Dallas so we can stay up with the latest developments and techniques that dentistry has to offer.  In addition to continuing education hours I am a member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the International Team for Implantology. For relaxation, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and traveling with my family.

Junior Hernandez, D.D.S.


Graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, DDS
Graduate of Angelo State University, B.S. Biology


I have always enjoyed helping others. Through dentistry, I have found my passion is to help others feel comfortable during dental treatment. The trust patients put in me makes me feel truly privileged to work in this field.

I attended San Angelo University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I continued on to Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I am a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.

Born and raised in Midland, Texas, I has come to enjoy the lifestyle in East Texas. My parents have always supported and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I am currently engaged to Cherie Richardson. We look forward to experiencing all of the aspects East Texas has to offer.

In my free time I can be found grilling and enjoying all of the different eateries. A large part of my time is spent in the Crossfit community helping others achieve their fitness goals along with my own.