Dr. Sarah Herd comes from a family of dentists. Her father Dr. Richard M. Herd, Jr. practices general dentistry on the east side of Indianapolis and her grandfather, Dr. Richard M. Herd, Sr. was an oral surgeon. She graduated from Broad Ripple High School and then Valparaiso University before attending Indiana University School of Dentistry for both her dental degree and master’s degree in periodontics.
Dr. Herd is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, meaning that she has achieved the highest possible level of education in her field. Becoming Board Certified in Periodontology means that Dr. Herd not only completed dental school plus her three year residency in periodontics, but she has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty. This includes taking comprehensive oral and written examinations in order to demonstrate expertise covering all phases and treatments of periodontal diseases and dental implants. She attends continuing education courses throughout the year. Additionally, she teaches dental and hygiene students at Indiana University School of Dentistry and participates in student run outreach clinics.
In her free time, Dr. Herd likes to pretend she is training for a triathlon and run, swim, or bike. In good weather, you can find her on her bicycle on one of the trails in Indianapolis. In bad weather, or lazy days, she enjoys hanging out with her three dogs and reading good books. She is always looking for recommendations! Dr. Herd also enjoys live music and can be found wherever anyone good is playing!