Elgin Family Dental, Inc.

Meet the Team at Elgin Family Dental, Inc.

The friendly, cheerful team of professionals at Elgin Family Dental work in the dental field because we are committed to helping you achieve and enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. Helping you achieve optimal oral health is serious business, but there's nothing that says we shouldn't have some fun along the way!

One of our great joys in practicing dentistry is the wonderful friends that we have made and continue to make along the way. We ask about your day and share family stories because we care and because understanding what matters in your life helps us provide oral health care personalized for your unique needs.

Please take a moment to meet the Elgin Family Dental team, then call us to make an appointment to stop by and meet us in person!

Carl F. Herring, DDS

Carl F. Herring, DDS was born and raised in San Antonio. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and then his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Carl Herring has been practicing family-oriented, general dentistry in Elgin since 1977. For over 40 years, he has watched the town grow and prosper, and he loves serving and being a part of this community!

Dr. Carl Herring is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Carl and his wife Debbie are members of Elgin’s First United Methodist Church. They have two wonderful children Scott and Robyn Herring. It continues to be a real joy and blessing for Dr. Carl to practice dentistry alongside his son, Dr. Scott Herring, and solving the world's problems at the end of the day is a bonus.

Dr. Carl and his wife are also blessed to have a wonderful daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and three precious grandchildren living so close to home. Dr. Carl is an active sports enthusiast and loves going to University of Texas baseball, basketball and football games, especially when they win! He and his wife also enjoy traveling to new and interesting destinations.

Dr. Carl has enjoyed the many friendships that have developed with patients over the years and considers time with a patient well spent even when it does not involve dentistry.

Scott B. Herring, DDS

Scott B. Herring, DDS was born and raised in Elgin, Texas. He completed his undergraduate degree at Southwestern University. In 2005, he graduated cum laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. At graduation, he received the prestigious Excellence in Clinical Dentistry Award.

Dr. Scott joined Elgin Family Dental in 2005. After living in Dallas and San Antonio, he is happy to be back home in Elgin and Central Texas, surrounded by family and friends. While living in San Antonio, he met his future wife, Jennifer.

Dr. Scott and Jennifer are busy with their three children, Miranda, Sarah, and Ryan. In his free time, Dr. Scott enjoys sports, movies, and time spent with his wife, their family, and friends.

In order to stay up to date and provide the best patient care, Dr. Scott enjoys attending continuing education classes along with his father. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society.

Deborah Herring

Practice Administrator

Deborah attended Texas Women’s University in Denton, where she received a bachelor of science degree in biology. She also participated in a medical technology internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and received an Outstanding Employee Award from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Deborah is Dr. Carl's wife and Dr. Scott's mother and has always been an involved part of our practice. Even while she was working as a Medical Technologist at Anderson Cancer Center, she did accounting and payroll for our office on the weekends! Deborah has since retired and is happy to be back at the practice assisting with the transition to our newly remodeled office. She enjoys working with our amazing staff and ensuring that we are in compliance and that our training and education is ongoing.

Deborah was born in LaCoste, TX, just outside of San Antonio. In her free time she enjoys sewing, traveling and spending time with family, and she especially loves babysitting her wonderful grandchildren.

Leticia (Deya)

Financial Coordinator

Leticia is the staff member you will go to with your insurance and financial questions. She joined our team in 2001, and in that time has made it easier for our patients to manage the cost of dental treatment.

Leticia is from Elgin and loves meeting and interacting with our wonderful patients. She enjoys the fun and friendly attitude of all her co-workers who make each day enjoyable.

When she’s not busy helping our patients, Letitia enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her new granddaughter. She also enjoys traveling to new places, dancing, and binge-watching Netflix. 


Senior Business Coordinator

JJ has been in the dental field since 2000, working as both an assistant and administrator and is a member of AADOM, the American Association of Dental Office Management. She became part of the Elgin Family Dental team in 2012 and enjoys taking the time to meet with and get to know her patients.

JJ is a native of Hamlin, TX and in her free time enjoys crocheting, sewing, and reading.


Registered Dental Assistant

Katie received her training at the Career Advancement Center and has been with Elgin Family Dental since 2005. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable about being at the dentist.

Katie grew up in Elgin and enjoys watching her boys play sports in her free time.


Registered Dental Assistant

Peggy joined Elgin Family Dental in 2002 and enjoys working with such wonderful doctors and a great team. She also likes taking the time to put patients at ease so they are comfortable during their appointments with us.

As a native of Lexington, TX, Peggy likes to spend free time getting together with her family and traveling with her husband and friends. 


Registered Dental Assistant

Lisa is a native of Elgin and has been with our practice since 1988. She enjoys working with our wonderful patients, and she likes to spend her free time with family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachel has an Associate’s degree in dental hygiene and earned the Golden Scaler Award for those students who achieve high standing in clinical dental hygiene. She has been part of our team since 2016.

Rachel is a native of Lexington and enjoys meeting new patients and working with such great co-workers who support each other. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hanging out with friends and family.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Allison attended Abilene Christian University and Baylor Dental School where she studied oral hygiene. She joined our team in 2017, and in that time, she has proven to be a valuable addition to our practice.

Allison enjoys interacting with our wonderful patients because she believes everyone has something to offer. She is passionate about oral hygiene and the role that it plays in helping her patients have healthier smiles. Allison has many years of experience and finds our dentists to be highly skilled, kind, and caring professionals.

A native of Dallas, Allison likes to spend weekends traveling, hiking, exercising, playing pickleball, and cooking.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.