Meet Dr. Herrera



Active Affiliations

American Dental Association, Member

California Dental Association, Member

Contra Costa County Dental Society, Member

Academy of General Dentistry, Master

American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Associate Fellow

Academy of Osseointegration, Member

International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Diplomate

California Implant Institute, Master Program Instructor

Novadontics, Premier Provider for Contra Costa County



G. Allen Herrera, DDS, MAGD, DICOI, AFAAID

Dentist/Oral Implantologist


Dr. Herrera is a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has broad knowledge and experience in all phases of general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, including bone and gum grafts, crowns, dentures, orthodontics including Invisalign (clear braces) and Short Term Orthodontics (fast braces for adults), root canals and extractions. 


His passion for dentistry and dedication to his patients are evident the moment you meet him. He enjoys working with children, treating whole families and believes in letting his patients make educated decisions regarding their oral health. His approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, a personalized treatment plan is prepared for you. 


His professional service include active membership in several respected dental organizations. His achievements include a Mastership Award with the Academy of General Dentistry, a Diplomate Award with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and an Associate Fellowship Award with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Herrera is on the cusp of earning a Diplomate Award, the highest level of achievement, with the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a former instructor and resident of the California Implant Institute's Master of Oral Implantology Program. Dr. Herrera is certified in California for Oral Conscious Sedation.


Dr. Herrera is also proud to be the Premier Novadontics Provider for Contra Costa County. Novadontics is a network of doctors that have been carefully selected by having the highest level of dental implant training, committing to using only the latest technology and the best quality products to give patients the level of care they deserve, all at an affordable and competitive rate. For more information, visit

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Dr. Herrera graduated from San Francisco State University with degrees in Physiology (Biology) and Chemistry. Together with his wife and two sons, they enjoy movies, game time and outdoor activities. His personal hobbies include martial arts and building robots. Also a long-time fan of the Star Wars movies, Dr. Herrera built a life-size, functional R2-D2, complete with working gadgets and gizmos. When asked what motivated him to take on such an endeavor… "I rebuild teeth and smiles for a profession - building a robot was just a natural extension of that passion!"

Dr. Herrera is always tinkering with R2-D2. Check out his latest upgrades here!