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Why Us

Dr. Herman

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Hi! My name is Kelcey and I’ve been part of Dr. Herman’s team for a little over 7 years now. Let me tell you a little bit about the Dr. Herman I know….I’ve worked for orthodontists in the past and I can tell you that there’s no place like Dr. Herman’s office or Dr. Herman! The entire staff and I truly love coming to work everyday! Dr. Herman has created an environment that’s upbeat, friendly and full of energy! The minute I met Dr. Herman, I knew he lived to create amazing, wide smiles for all of his patients! His passion for orthodontics is contagious (as well as his sense of humor)! You will see it on our team – we are all smiles!

Dr. Herman grew up in Santa Clara, California near San Francisco. He went to San Jose State in California where he wrestled four years. He still loves the sport and coaches young wrestlers at a local high school. Dr Herman went to dental school at Emory University in Atlanta and then did a 2 year Dental General Practice Residency at Gallup Indian Medical Center. A few years later he was off to a three year Orthodontic Residency at the University of North Carolina. When you come to the office you will notice he is a big Carolina Tar Heel fan!

Dr. Herman and his wife Mary fell in love with the Four Corners in the 80's and decided to make it their home. Mary and Dr. Herman have been married for 36 years and have two grown and married sons with two infant granddaughters! Mary is a big part of what makes the office so great! She makes everyone feel welcome and relaxed! Dr. Herman and Mary are so down to earth and easy to talk to – you will see why year after year Dr. Herman’s office is voted best orthodontic office in the Four Corners by the readers of the Farmington Daily Times! I’m proud to work for Dr. Herman because he goes out of his way to make every patient feel great and proud to show off their smile! I can assure you that you will feel comfortable the minute you walk through our doors! That’s what I love most about working with Dr. Herman—every patient we meet becomes part of our Four Corners family.

- Kelcey Rightmire, Office Manager

Meet Our Team

Mary Herman

Hello I’m Mary, also known as “The Queen”. I have been married to Dr. Herman for 35 years and we have 2 grown sons. I have been at Four Corners Orthodontics since the day we opened!

I love watching The Voice, The Amazing Race, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy and Little House on the Prairie. I love Jon Bon Jovi, Pink, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Diamond! My favorite movies are Pretty Woman, Terms of Endearment and To Sir with Love.

My favorite restaurants in the Four Corners are Ken & Sues and Tequiles, both in Durango. Julia Roberts has the best celebrity smile! Denzel Washington and Charlie Hunnam are my celebrity crushes. My favorite thing about FCO is working with my staff. They are the best!! I love you all!

Kelcey Rightmire

Hi I’m Kelcey. I have been at Four Corners Orthodontics for over 10 years. My favorite TV shows are Sons of Anarchy, Bar Rescue and Duck Dynasty. She’s the Man is my favorite movie. My favorite place to eat in the Four Corners is Gazpachos. The best hangout is my own house. I think Jessica Alba has the best celebrity smile, and Brian “The Boss” Bosworth is my celebrity crush!

My guilty pleasure is froyo and rocky road ice cream! My mom is my role model. I love to spend my time playing disc golf and board games. The best thing about working at Dr. Herman’s is getting to spend time with my teammates and our shared drive and compassion for our patients!

Cheryl Harry

I’m Cheryl! I have been working at Four Corners Orthodontics for 16 years. I love volleyball and enjoy watching Nascar. Go Tony Stewart! The best shows on TV are Grey’s Anatomy and American Idol, only because Keith Urban is on the show! He is my favorite! I love sushi, and the best place to get it in the Four Corners is Mikasa. The movie I could watch over and over is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

I think the Rock has the best celeb smile! He’s definitely my celebrity crush, along with Keith Urban and Matthew McConaughey. My guilty pleasure is chocolate cake! I enjoy meeting new people here at FCO and keeping the relationships going way after they get debonded.

Cheryl Kirk

Hi, I’m Cheryl. I’ve been at FCO for over three years. I love watching TV, and my favorite shows are Walking Dead, New GIrl and Duck Dynasty. I love music like Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, The Doors, Five Finer Death Punch, Stone Sour, Drop Kick Murphys and Strung Out. I love the movies 50 First Dates, The Dark Knight Rises and Lawless. The best place to eat around here is Mikasa!

I think George St. Pierre and Angelina Jolie have the best celebrity smiles. My celebrity crushes are Sam Worthington, George St. Pierre and Tom Hardy. My guilty pleasures are peanut butter no bake cookies and movie popcorn. I love being a part of the team at FCO!

Sheri Ann Sam

I’m Sheri Ann. I’ve been at Dr. Herman’s for over three years now. The shows I can’t get enough of are Weeds, Breaking Bad and Keeping up with the Kardashians, and I never get tired of watching Pretty Woman and Fools Rush In. The music on my playlist includes Bob Marley and Atmosphere. I love eating at East by Southwest. My favorite celebrity smile is Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brett Favre is my ultimate celebrity crush! Got to love pickles and rocky road, my guilty pleasures! I love volleyball, snowboarding, and working with all my crazy co-workers! I am a fun, outgoing person, sometimes maybe a little too much!

David Stradling

I’m David, and I have been at Four Corners Orthodontics since 2006. I enjoy watching Tosh.O and NCIS on TV. My favorite restaurant in the Four Corners is McDonald’s, and french fries are my favorite food. In my spare time I like to play video games, read, shoot guns and do archery. I enjoy working with Dr. Herman at Four Corners Orthodontics!

Cheri Black-Begay

I’m Cheri! I started with Four Corners Orthodontics in 2001. I found my way to FCO through my sister who worked here. I was also a patient of Dr. Herman’s. I can’t get enough of watching The Voice, Ridiculousness, Ink Master, The Big Bang Theory and Snapped on TV. The singers on my playlist include Alan Jackson, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, Pink and 112 Variety’s. I love movies.. my favorites are Grease, 50 First Dates, Spanglish, Just Go with It, Lady and the Tramp, Lilo and Stitch and the Croods.

Riiana Jo McMullen

Hi, I’m Riiana. I’ve been at Four Corners Orthodontics for seven wonderful years! My favorite TV shows are Shameless and American Horror Story. I’m obsessed with John Fogorty. I love the movies Boondock Saints, Pineapple Express, and Finding Nemo. You can find me hanging out at Outback… I’m there all the time! It’s the best restaurant in the Four Corners, so good! I also enjoy spending time anywhere in Colorado! My favorite celeb smiles are Jake Gyllenhaal and Cameron Diaz.

Tami Lamone

I’m Tami and I have been with Dr. Herman since 2006. I like to watch Real Housewives, Duck Dynasty, New Jersey, TI &Tiny and The Voice. I love to listen to Beyonce and Metallica. My favorite movies are 50 First Dates and Gladiator. I love to eat at Outback! Troy Polamalu has the best celebrity smile, and Denzel Washington is my celebrity crush.

Vallene Jim

Hi, I’m Vallene. I’ve been at Four Corners Orthodontics for a while now. I was a patient of Dr. Herman’s and wanted to become a part of the staff that made my treatment so enjoyable. I’m obsessed with music. My favorite singer is definitely Adele! My favorite movie is Someone Like You, Because I Said So. The best restaurant in the Four Corners is Bernardones! I think the best celebrity smiles are Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, and Paul Walker. I have a crush on James Franco. My guilty pleasures are Lady Foot Locker, hot Cheetos, and coffee!

In my spare time, I really enjoy running. I love working in this upbeat environment! Everyone is great, and we get hands-on experience every day. I love creating wide beautiful smiles and not taking out teeth for no reason! The best thing about Dr. Herman’s office is that we are one big family!

Marshuan Black

Hi, I’m Marshuan! I’ve been at Four Corners Orthodontics for 2 years. FCO has been in the family for years, so I thought I’d join! I love the TV show Love & Hip Hop. I love to listen to George Strait, Bob Marley and Rihanna. The movie I could watch again and again is Cry Baby.

Jessica Cardenas

I’m Jessica. I’ve been working with Dr. Herman for over four years! Best TV shows are Criminal Minds, Walking Dead and cartoons. I love music, including Taylor Swift, Reik, II Volo, Belinda and La Oreja de Vangod. My favorite movies are 50 First Dates, Twilight and horror movies.

Tammy Myerson-Begaye

I’m Tammy! I’ve been working for Dr. Herman for about four months now. I love watching Basketball Wives, TI & Tiny and Family Hustle. Love the movie Sixteen Candles! My favorite celebrity smile and definitely my celebrity crush is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. If I have to tell you my guilty pleasure, then I won’t feel guilty about it anymore! I love hanging with the staff and educating patients on orthodontics and hygiene. I love this office atmosphere!

Sharlynda Begay

I’m Sharlynda. I’ve been at FCO for 2 years and was a patient of Dr. Herman’s. Best TV show is the Cosby Show! I enjoy listening to George Strait, and I love the movie Pure Country. The best restaurant in the Four Corners is Red Lobster. I love going to the rodeo, practicing roping and hanging out with my kids! I love all things George Strait! His smile is great! I love working with the team and Dr. Herman, and I learn new things every day!

Janelle Lackey

I’m Janelle and I love watching the shows The Vampire Diaries and Reign. I enjoy listening to Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton. Channing Tatum is my celebrity crush. Julia Roberts has my favorite smile! I love playing kickball in my spare time. I am happily employed at Four Corners Orthodontics and have greatly enjoyed every minute of it!

Kelli Slavin

My name is Kelli. I love to watch Game of Thrones, Teen Mom and The Voice. I love classic rock, like Pink, Heart, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith and AC/DC. I love to watch Titanic, Apollo 13 and Jurassic Park. I love to eat at Si Senor! My favorite place to hangout is the canyon and Durango. Paul Walker’s smile is my favorite celebrity smile. I love Channing Tatum too! My wonderful, hard-working mom is my role model and inspiration. I love spending time with my daughter, husband and dogs. Working here feels like working with family!

Melisha Nakai

Hi, I’m Melisha, and I’m pretty new to the team. This staff is great and has been very welcoming to me! In my free time, I love to watch shows like the Big Bang Theory and Pretty Little Liars. Kelly Rowland is my favorite singer. I love the movie Just Go With It! Twin Rocks Cafe is my favorite place to grab a bite to eat in the Four Corners. My celebrity crush is #87 Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski! My guilty pleasure is Willy Wonka candy. My mother is my role model, and I love spending my spare time with family.

Jerry Merritt

I’m Jerry, and I’ve been with Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental for over a year now. I love working with this team! I love to watch Friends, Will & Grace, and the Golden Girls when I’m at home. I also love listening to Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Kings of Leon and Celine Dion. I also love watching Tyler Perry movies, Pretty Woman and Under the Tuscan Sun. My favorite celebrity smiles are Whitney Houston, Beyonce and Audrey Hepburn. I love to read, relax and spend time with friends and family.

Larrison James

I am Larrison, and I have been at Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental for over a year now. In my free time, I like to watch Sons of Anarchy and Walking Dead. I like to listen to Bob Marley, Tupac and Biggie. I enjoy hanging out on the rez. My favorite celebrity smile is Jessica Alba. My celebrity crush is Vanessa Hudgins. My guilty pleasure is spending money. My favorite things about working at Dr. Herman’s are the patients I work with every day.

Julie Lauderback

I’m Julie. Oh my gosh.. it’s been an awesome year! Time has flown by, and I’ve truly been blessed to have this experience working here. I get to come to a great place every day where everyone is excited and happy about being at work. The passion that every employee has for our patients and their families is completely amazing. I love, love my job! When I’m not working, I love to watch Duck Dynasty, Grey’s Anatomy and Dancing with the Stars on TV. Some of my favorite movies are Pretty Woman, Finding Nemo and Frozen. My favorite hangout in the Four Corners is Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental! Or maybe with my family! My celebrity crush is Patrick Dempsey… gotta love him! I also love sweet tea from McDonald’s.

Jenni Cline

I’m Jenni! I enjoy watching The Voice and listening to Brantley Gilbert. My favorite movies are The Family Stone and Return to Me. I love to hangout at the Farmington Elks Lodge. Bradley Cooper definitely has the best celebrity smile in my opinion. He’s my celebrity crush, along with Channing Tatum. My guilty pleasure is chips and salsa. I love Tequilas Restaurant in the Four Corners. The best thing about working at Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental is the family atmosphere.


Rebecca has been with FCO for nearly four years and loves the positive energy of everyone in the office. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and kids, reading and going on walks. Her favorite places to hang out in the Four Corners is with friends and family in her home.


Shirlene has been with FCO for almost a year. She loves the friendly atmosphere and spending time with her co-workers. She really loves how everyone works together. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their two children.


Elene has been with FCO for five months and loves working with both her patients and coworkers. In her free time, Elene enjoys working out, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and listening to her favorite band, Florida Georgia Line.


Jennilyn has been with FCO for one year. She loves everything about working at FCO, but especially enjoys working alongside her coworkers. In her spare time, Jennilyn enjoys spending time with her kids. Her favorite movie is Independence Day and her favorite actress is Julia Roberts.


I’m Saisha! I started at Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental in 2016 and it’s been great! The thing I love most about my job is that I get to spend my days with amazing people AND transforming smiles at the same time! I love eating at Dona Maria’s and spending time with my family baking and traveling.


Hi! I’m Nicolette and I’ve worked at Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental since 2016. I love my work family! They know I’m a huge fan of country music and James Franco. The movie Stepbrothers makes me laugh! Nachos are soda are my weakness – good thing Dr. Layton is here!

Cierra A.

Patients of the Week

October 2018


"We widened Zach's smile and it definitely changed his facial appearance. I appreciate the parents of my Colorado patients who make the drive to receive the best care and outcomes for their children."

Dr. Herman

October 2018


"Jennilyn's amazing transformation shows how I brought down her front teeth to show more of her smile. This process is called improving incisor display and creates an enhanced smile arc."

Dr. Herman

October 2018


"Edi's transformation is amazing for two main reasons. I reduced the gumminess to a perfect level and widened his smile creating a pleasing smile arc"

Dr. Herman

October 2018


"Carrie came to me from Colorado because she had severe jaw pain. Her jaw pain is now gone, and she received the added benefit of looking at least seven years younger."

Dr. Herman

November 2018


"Diinesha's transformation is amazing because I treated her without taking out any teeth. She now has a wide smile and I have reduced the gumminess of her smile to an appealing, normal height."

Dr. Herman

November 2018


"Naima’s amazing transformation includes widening her smile to a 12-tooth smile and creating a beautiful smile arc that shows off more of her teeth."

Dr. Herman

November 2018


"Changing Jimmizan’s upper jaw bone to a size that correctly fits with the lower jaw, without surgery, could only be achieved by the best patient-staff-doctor team."

Dr. Herman

November 2018


"Graci went from showing only half the length of her upper teeth to a full display with her results. I really widened her smile and perfected a beautiful smile arc."

Dr. Herman

December 2018


"I corrected Issac’s huge overbite and really widened his smile without removing any teeth. What I like most about Issac’s transformation is how handsome he became."

Dr. Herman

December 2018


"Other orthodontists would have told Nizhoni she needed to have teeth removed and given her a smaller smile. Nizhoni's wide smile says it all."

Dr. Herman

Our Results

Dr. Herman and the Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental team are passionate about creating wide beautiful smile without pulling healthy teeth! Browse the images below to see the amazing transformation that happen using the next generation, Pitts 21 system of braces.

Smile Transformations with Pitts 21 Braces

Click arrows on image and slide left to right to see the before and after results!