Dr. Lloyd Herman
Dr. Lloyd Herman graduated with honors from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1992. After graduation, Dr. Herman was accepted into a general practice residency at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in Denver, Colorado, which also allowed him to pursue his passions for skiing and hiking. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Herman moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and became a partner in Pine Grove Dental, where he practiced general and cosmetic dentistry from 1993 until 2001.
In 2001, he had a special opportunity to join his long-term mentor Dr. Bill Comcowich who was world renowned in occlusal therapy (improving the bite) and full-mouth rehabilitation (smile makeover). Dr. Herman then relocated to the prestigious ski town of Aspen, Colorado, where he bought Dr. Comcowich’s practice when he retired, eventually establishing the Aspen Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Herman’s very meticulous, thorough, and personal-concierge approach has been warmly received and well regarded by his discerning clientele.
After more than two decades in private practice -- in recognition of the need for more specialized care as we age -- Dr. Herman wanted to bring his skills in implant and surgical dentistry to the next level. As a result, he sold his practice to Dr. Andrew Turchin, and returned to school to obtain a Master’s degree in the specialty of Periodontics at his alma mater the University of Colorado. This expanded depth of knowledge, paired with a broad perspective on the whole mouth-body connection, provides Dr. Herman with a deep understanding of patient outcomes built for long-term results. He now offers his services in both Aspen and Los Angeles, where he now resides.
Dr. Herman embodies a healthy, holistic lifestyle that he extends to his practice. He is dedicated to learning and adopting the latest advancements in his field so that he can educate and partner with his patients to determine the optimal course for their treatment. His goal is to rebuild form and function to recapture the natural look and comfort of a healthy mouth from the bone up -- emphasis on natural
To that end, Dr. Herman pioneered a novel approach for the rapid, non-invasive and pain-free removal of dental veneers and ceramic overlays, using lasers, noteworthy for enabling the preservation of natural enamel and underlying tooth surfaces. Dr. Herman is also the only Periodontist in Aspen certified to offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession, using a scalpel and suture-free grafting technique, created by Dr. John Chao of Los Angeles, California.
Serving one’s community and supporting those less fortunate in the world are core values for Dr. Herman. As such, he is excited to continue his work in Aspen as a member of Dr. Andrew Turchin’s practice. When he is not in the office, on the mountain, or on the beach, he volunteers his dental skills and services in remote villages in the Himalayas.