Dr. Herbranson graduated with a BS in Physics in 1964, a DDS degree from Loma Linda University in 1970 and a MS in Endodontics from Loma Linda University in 1973. He has practiced endodontics in the East Bay since that time. He has been involved politically in the dental community by serving on most of the Alameda County Dental Society board positions, including President. His last service was as Trustee to the California Dental Association. He was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2003.
He has been actively involved in education for years having given many lectures locally and nationally on endodontics as well as presentation skills and microscope photography. He is on the faculty of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and lectures at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is an Opinion Leader for a major endodontic supply company and helped develop their corporate education protocols.
His life long interest in photography has resulted in the creation of a small company that builds camera mounts for surgical operating microscopes. Global Surgical Corp. is currently marketing these under the name Xmount. Dr. Herbranson is a nationally recognized expert in this field. His non-dental photographs have been published in a number of national magazines.
Another of his current interests is the creation of a computerized atlas of the anatomy of human teeth. This atlas uses the considerable power of current computers to generate three-dimensional models that can be viewed interactively and in full stereo. It has been recognized as a significant tool in learning the complex microanatomy of teeth and is being adapted by many of the dental schools in the United States. This work is done at Stanford University and is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. It can be reviewed at www.toothatlas.com. In his spare time Dr. Herbranson likes to fly fish.