Project Description

Phoenix Dentist for patients with special needs

Special needs patients and parents know visiting the dentist can be a frustrating event. Often times being referred from one dentist to the next without receiving dental care. Additionally, the patient may have difficulty cooperating or holding still long enough to receive appropriate dental care.

Our Experience

Dr. Herro, Dr. Santoro and our staff are well-trained in caring for patients with special needs. They are kind & gentle and offer years of experience providing dental sedation as a treatment alternative for disabled & special needs patients.

In the past, special needs patients were inconveniently treated in the hospital leading to a greater expense. We offer all forms of anesthesia in our dental office, and have an MD Anesthesiologist who oversees all cases of general anesthesia. This is much less expensive and much more convenient, while offering the highest levels of safety and care.

Dr. Herro teaches in the Special Care Clinic at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. His unique and personalized approach is well respected and proven to work well.

Types of Patients with Special Needs

Sedation dentistry is individualized for each patient at Dental On Central. Dr. Herro does not believe in the “one size fits all” approach. At your sedation consultation, Dr. Herro will review the patient’s medical history and specific special needs. Together with the patient and their loved ones, treatment options will be discussed and a plan will be formulated to most effectively and comfortably offer dental treatment.

Whether its Oral Sedation, IV Sedation, or General Anesthesia, we can remove the fear, anxiety and pain associated with dentistry.

Contact Us


  • +602.266.1776

  • 5133 N. Central Ave.
    Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85012


Monday8:00am -3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 1:00pm
  • Dental on Central Tatum Point
    is now
    Scottsdale Dental Studio.
    New location is
    5425 E Bell Road #101,
    Scottsdale , AZ 85254
  • +(602) 507-6155



Our multidisciplinary approach to dentistry provides multiple doctors, of varying fields of expertise, to all of our patients, under one roof.

Dr Herro phoenix dentist
Anthony Herro DDS
Dr. Herro is committed to helping his most vulnerable patients by providing anesthesia to calm their fears. A graduate of Creighton Dental School, he completed an oral surgery externship in San Francisco and studied Sedation and Anesthesia at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey. Dr. Herro was a single recipient of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia Horace Wells Senior Student Award for outstanding service in Anesthesia in June 2005.
Dr. Herro is a Founding Member of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, and one of their respected faculty members in the Special Care Clinic. He is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Special Care Dentistry Association, American Dental Association, and Arizona Dental Association.


I was a little embarrassed that I had not been to a dentist in quite a while but the staff made me feel very comfortable. Tammie, the dental hygienist, did an awesome job was very thorough and gentle. I will be going back for teeth whitening and look forward to regular visits. I also took my 6 year old daughter and they did a great job making her feel comfortable.

Jeffery F.

I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon Dental on Central including Dr. Herro and his staff. After several not so good experiences I was somewhat discouraged with dentists. However since my first visit to Dental on Central I have felt very welcomed and have experienced nothing but professionalism and top notch dental care. I have been so impressed with Dr. Herro and his staff that I have referred many of my friends as well. In addition I actually look forward to my next visit!

Harris J.

I’m been a patient for a couple years and won’t go anywhere else. Dr. Herro mannerism has changed the way I feel about going to the dentist. And…he’s great with kids! Kudos!

Brenda S.

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