Meet the Doctor


Dr. James Herndon

Dr. Herndon was raised in Oklahoma City and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1985. He is a current member of the American Dental Association and the Oklahoma Dental Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He loves to travel all over the country to discover the latest dental techniques and ideas. He enjoys doing all types of dental procedures but has a special interest in dental implants and complex restorative dentistry. He graduated in 2008 from the Center For Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry’s prestigious Advanced Restorative Series and then in 2009 completed their Masters Series. He has in the past served on their faculty at their national headquarters in Dallas, TX. When not doing dentistry, Dr. Herndon loves spending time with his wife Marcie and his two sons Noel and Matthew and daughter Anna. He also enjoys golfing, running, bicycling and other outdoor activities. In addition to these fun facts about Dr. Herndon, he has also been in practice for over 32 years now at the same location in Purcell.


Views on Dentistry:
“I love being a general dentist! There are so many procedures that we do that life never gets dull. I believe that it is the people that work in my office that make it successful and supportive of our patients’ needs. I am very proud of my staff! I have a great group to work with and each one has their own God given talents. It is the people that make a good business, and I believe I have great people! I also want to say that my sincere intention is to provide the finest dental services to our patients in a caring manner. Keeping abreast of new techniques and technology, I will answer your questions and address your concerns. I value your patronage, and anticipate a mutually successful, long-term partnership. Together, we will ensure consistent dental health through diligent prevention methods and speedy attention to potential problems.”

Dr. Finley

Dr. Hadley Finley

I am a Norman native finding my way back home after spending a year living and working in Anchorage, Alaska. While there I enjoyed hiking, bike riding, and playing board games by a fire as feet of snow piled up outside. Back in the Oklahoma heat, I still enjoy bike riding and spend a great deal of my time reading (mostly fantasy books) and staying cool indoors.


I attended Davidson College for my undergraduate degree in biology, where I was also able to spend a semester abroad in Costa Rica. Before beginning dental school at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, I spent two years working at a pharmacy and a dental office, as well as volunteering in a pre-school. I love the variety that comes with dentistry – both in patients and in the work that I do, from root canals and implants to Invisalign!. I am passionate about fostering community with my patients so that their dental home truly feels like home.


Dr. Nate Naylor

Dr. Nate Naylor was born and raised in Utah. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Utah and graduated from the University of Utah School of Dentistry. He has a love for the outdoors and sports, especially football.

He spends his spare time hiking, camping, snowboarding, and swimming. He and his wife both enjoy traveling and experiencing the beauty of new cultures. He has participated in multiple dental humanitarian trips to help those who do not have easy access to dental care. He wants to help all of his patients receive the best dental care possible.


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