A Day in the Life of an Endodontist (Featuring Dr. Alexis Herring)

March 21, 2024

Ever wonder what a typical day in the life of an endodontist looks like? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together the following illustration, courtesy of Dr. Alexis Herring, owner of Bay Endodontics. Dr. Herring graciously gave her time to answer our questions and help paint a picture of how a partnership with Trident Endo really works, on a day-to-day basis. 

Let’s take a look

A Day in the Life of Dr. Herring

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of Dr. Herring’s typical work day, let us start with a humble brag. Those of you who don’t know Dr. Herring might not realize that she was named 2023’s Eastern Shore Top Dentist winner

You can read all about her award and the dedication that earned it in our blog post, “Celebrating Eastern Shore’s Top Dentist Winner, Dr. Herring!

Check out one of her recent reviews (it was hard to choose just one of the 262 currently listed on Google!)

Dr. Herring and her team are second to none. She got me in the same day to help with excruciating tooth pain, allowed adequate time to numb and was able to perform a root canal to save my tooth. I was back to work the next day! She is patient and effective. Her entire office is always so kind and helpful. I highly recommend Bay Endo.” — Ashley Schreppel

Check out what she had to say… 

1.Of all the support that Trident Endo offers, what task or responsibility are you most grateful to never have to do again?

Dr. Herring: I am grateful to never have to ensure that my staff is properly credentialed and trained. The human resources department does an excellent job at ensuring our staff is adequately up-to-date with necessary training (i.e. CPR, OSHA, Infection Control, etc.) and certifications. Additionally, although I did personal marketing in the beginning, Trident has been excellent at ensuring our referral base receives goodies for major holidays and more! 

2. For any endodontist who is on the fence about a potential partnership with Trident Endo, what “push” would you give them? In other words, what do they need to know to get them to the other side and finally take advantage of this kind of strategic support? 

Dr. Herring: As an endodontist partnering with Trident Endo would allow you to reduce your management oversight and lean more into what matters most which is patient care. Without having to worry about the daily ins and outs of managing the practice focus can be placed on ensuring your patients receive high-quality care. In return, you will see an increase in patient and referral satisfaction, operational efficiency, and endless growth opportunities. Trident Endo also allows their partners to maintain autonomy with collaboration in decision-making.    

3. If you could, please walk us through a typical day for you… 

Dr. Herring: I start my day at 8 AM. Throughout my day, I see an average of 7 treatments. However, emergencies are always welcome, so my staff and I may see around 8-9 treatments in a day. We wrap up our day at 4 pm, and I usually end up writing notes and making phone calls to patients until 5 pm. 

4. What are three words you would use to describe working at your Trident-affiliated practice?

Dr. Herring: Rewarding, Motivating, Flexibility 

5. What autonomy do you have and love?

Dr. Herring: I love being able to practice how I like practicing. From the instruments and techniques I enjoy to being able to see as many or as few patients as I would like. I love being able to take vacation time when I need to. I also love being able to provide my input in the decision-making process. 

6. What do you think an endodontist looking for a new “home” must hear?

Dr. Herring: Partnering with Trident Endo is one of the best choices you will make! The support you will get from this company is unmatched. 

If you would like to learn more about partnering with Trident Endo, we invite you to read, “The Pros of Partnering with Trident Endo: A Case Study.” 

Better yet, give us a call and discover how our partnership program can benefit your own practice by addressing your specific needs and goals. 

We look forward to working with you and elevating your endodontic career! 

Contact us today!