North Babcock Dental Care is especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.



Dr. Otto Herod

Dr. Otto Herod grew up in Harlingen,TX and graduated from South Texas High School for Health Professions in 1998. He then attended the University of A&M Kingsville and got a degree in Biology. Dr. Herod attended Baylor College of Dentistry and got his DDS degree in 2005.

After graduating from dental school he moved to Tyler,TX where he had a successful private practice for 6 years. He then decided to be closer to friends and family in South Texas and moved to the San Antonio area in December of 2012. Dr. Herod took the practice over located at 1621 Pat Booker Dr. Universal City from Dr. Angel Goodman in Sept of 2013, and is excited to be serving the community of Universal City, San Antonio,Cibolo,Schertz, Converse, and Live Oak. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and San Antonio dental Society, Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Luis Galvan

When it comes to a healthy mouth, Dr. Luis Galvan has something to smile about. One of six highly specialized dentists at the New You Smile Center in San Antonio, Dr. Galvan spends his days changing peoples’ lives, one tooth at a time.

Born, raised and educated in Mexico City, he first practiced general dentistry in Mexico, where he became interested in implant dentistry at the cusp of its inception. In 1995, he came to the United States to complete a residency in general dentistry and went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, graduating magna cum laude. Now professionally affiliated with ICOI, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, he has received numerous awards for his work in the field of implant dentistry and has dedicated his life to improving the oral quality of patients all over the world as well as in San Antonio.

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Dr. Valerie Burks was born in Laredo, Texas and was raised in Brownsville, Texas.  She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Science with a concentration on Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Spanish.  She then attended Dental School in Dallas at the the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of  Dentistry.  Dr. Burks is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and San Antonio District Dental Society.  During her spare time, Dr. Burks enjoys traveling, running, reading, and spending time with her husband, Matthew, and dogs, Remy and Hughie. She regularly attends services at the First Baptist Church of San Antonio.

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