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Meet the Doctors of North Babcock Dental Care

Otto Herod, DDS

Dr. Otto Herod, North Babcock Dental Care in San Antonio, TX

A Texas native & a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Herod has over ten years of experience in general dentistry & intricate dental surgical procedures. Since starting his private practice in 2005, he has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education seminars & courses, pursuing a strong interest in restorative services, implantology, & cosmetic dentistry. Using a keen eye for detail & precision, Dr. Herod is dedicated to providing clients with their best & healthiest smiles. He uses a mixture of experience & technology to create excellent results.

Providing sedation dentistry, cosmetic, full mouth rehab, implant dentistry, including All-on-4, All-on-6, overdentures, single implants, tissue grafts, bone grafts, crowns & bridges, endodontics, & orthodontics. All in one place.

In his leisure time, Dr. Herod enjoys hunting, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, bowling, racquetball, & has recently started mountain biking. His favorite breakfast spot is Snowflake Donuts, just up Babcock Road. One of his favorite pastimes is spending quality time with his mother & brother, who are also dentists. He has been quoted as saying:

“Too often we underestimate the power of a smile. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve the smile they want. My goal is to provide great service, quality care, & excellent results so that my patient’s smile will affect others’ in a positive way.”

Dr. Otto Herod of North Babcock Dental Care in San Antonio, TX with CT Scan


Luis Galvan, DDS

Dr. GalvanWhen 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 & 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 & went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at 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 & has dedicated his life to improving the oral quality of patients all over the world as well as in San Antonio.


Valerie Burks, DDS

Dr. Valerie BurksDr. Valerie Burks was born in Laredo, Texas & was raised in Brownsville, Texas. She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Science with a concentration in Biology & a double minor in Chemistry & Spanish.  She then attended Dental School in Dallas at 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, & San Antonio District Dental Society. During her spare time, Dr. Burks enjoys traveling, running, reading, & spending time with her husband, Matthew, & dogs, Remy & Hughie. She regularly attends services at the First Baptist Church of San Antonio.


North Babcock Dental Care Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, North Babcock Dental Care’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!