Carus Dental
Christine Herndon, DDS:
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Carus Dental
Christine Herndon, DDS
Austin, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Crystal H. from North Las Vegas, NV (Source: Yelp)


I love this place! I mean no one really likes going to the dentist but Carus Dental made the whole experience exceptional! Dr. Herndon and Anh did exceptional work. I saw another dentist just a month before I made an appointment at Carus who basically just made a list of all the dental work that I “needed”. I didn’t really feel comfortable with the rates (kind of felt like they were ripping me off) and to be honest the dentist was not very personable, so I thought I’d get a second opinion. Boy am I glad I did! Anh gave me the BEST teeth cleaning I’ve ever had and the staff overall was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Herndon is awesome too, super spunky and very honest about what really needs work and what doesn’t. Can’t wait to see them in 6 months!

Tram Dang (Source: Google)


Dr. Herndon and my hygienist Anh are both amazing and very caring. Every time I come in they treat me like I’m an old friend and there’s nothing else more welcoming. I love both of them and if I ever go out of state for school I’ll make sure to keep coming back to schedule appointments with them! Anh is gentle when she cleans my teeth and normally I’m very anxious when I go to the dentist but with her I can just sit there and take a nap. Dr. Herndon obviously cares a lot about all of her patients and she’s knowledgeable and professional in her field. When I went to get my filling for a cavity she made me very calm and unlike my last filling with another dentist, I hardly felt anything and was at ease. Thank you Carus for hiring such amazing people!!

Nicole K. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I had a cavity filled with Dr. Herndon and she and her assistant Jennifer were so helpful, caring and gentle, plus they were so present and ready to fully answer all the questions I asked at the end of the procedure. And they made me laugh. Wow!!!! Then I had the best cleaning of my life with Christina, she spent the perfect amount of time scraping and undoing all the bad I’d done for the last six months. My teeth feel and look great! Keep up all the fabulous work!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! You all make me even want to step up my own oral care. So thank you!!!

Jon M. from Salado, TX (Source: Yelp)


Professional dental care! Office is clean and you are made to feel very comfortable. Everyone is on the same page and Dr. Henderson is very straight forward and extremely skilled. I do not like going to dentist but I’m happy for Carus Dental of Salado and the great treatment I receive when necessary. Thank you for seeing me on such short notice and the best treatment possible. Jon in Salado

Brittany Burns (Source: Google)


The staff here is amazing! They do an excellent job of making the dentist less scary for kids. I especially appreciated the way they showed my daughter their tools and let her feel them so she would know what’s about to happen in her mouth. My daughter gave them a really hard time about taking x-rays. They were very patient with her and persuaded her to do it.

Rida O. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been going to Carus dental for years and I have always been pleased with there service. They are professional, friendly, and have a flexible schedule. This location is fairly new and more convenient for me and just as wonderful as the one on University avenue. I highly recommend this place.

Initials Hidden (Source: Zocdoc)


Great and friendly atmosphere, I enjoy the quality of service. As well as the attempt to please your schedule when scheduling appointments. Every visit is pleasant and satisfying, I have never experience long wait time and I have been a patient for a year now. I will and would highly recommend Carus Dental for all ages!

Initials Hidden (Source: Zocdoc)


I LOVE the staff at this office. They are the nicest, most professional group I’ve ever experienced in a dental office. They really do care about your dental care, they listen to what you say, they remember specifically what you talked about between six month treatments, to the next six month treatment as if the visits were only days apart, rather than months. I just can’t say enough nice things about them

Wendy N. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


This team is TOP NOTCH! They genuinely care about each and every patient; their patient experience is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. They offer a state of the art facility with a warm, inviting, small town atmosphere. They make you feel like you’re a part of their family!

Bri R. from San Marcos, TX (Source: Yelp)


Carus Dental is amazing. Staff is so sweet and personable. Love them. They are super concerned with doing everything right and correct. If not, they will fix it with no charge. They do everything to make sure you’re comfortable. They even go as far as to put a blanket over you when you’re cold. Love them

Anne Reynolds (Source: Google)


I LOVE this office. The wait time is minimal–usually I don’t have to wait at all. In addition, they can immediately give you an estimate for what my insurance will and won’t cover (which has been exactly accurate thus far for me). This is so helpful in deciding what to have done each visit before agreeing to it (why can’t hospitals also do this?). Lastly, they’re so friendly. Both the dentist and dental hygienist Megan Hradek have made my whole family feel so comfortable which I really appreciate!

N R. from Taylor, TX (Source: Yelp)


So happy with this business! Every single employee I worked with- from the front desk to the hygienist, to the dentist- has been a dream to work with. Scheduling is incredibly easy and I even scheduled my appointment online in moments even though I was a new patient. I will absolutely be sticking with these guys!

Meagan S. from Pflugerville, TX (Source: Yelp)


This place is so great! The staff were all very professional and kind. I have some embarrassing dental issues and they treated me with genuine kindness and made me feel like I wasn’t a horrible person for having such issues. They were very straight forward, helpful and professional. Thank you to all the staff at Carus dental in Round Rock!

Sylvalyn H. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Herndon and Amber are phenomenal! I have been to this clinic five times over the past 14 months and have never had a bad experience. These women keep me smiling throughout the entire process, and afterwards thanks to their thorough dedication to my pearly whites. I have genetically weak enamel, and have had many cavities over my life despite my strict dental care routine. Thus, I have met and been the patient of various dentists, and although they were good, Dr. Herndon is something special. She genuinely cares about her patients, has impeccable bedside manner, and is dedicated to your dental health and comfort during the visits. When I first met Dr. Herndon, I was diagnosed with seven (yes, SEVEN) small cavities. Very weak enamel, remember? I was obviously frustrated as I don’t consume soda, sweet tea, or sugary drinks, I brush my teeth twice daily, floss daily, and use enamel strengthening mouthwash post brushing. Dr. Herndon was gentle with her news and careful not to make me feel guilty or embarrassed. Even better, she filled my cavities in two separate visits, and came up with an entirely new dental care routine for me, including prescription tooth paste, to ensure I would never be in this position again. I am proud and relieved to announce that I have not had a single new cavity since being in the care of Dr. Herndon and her staff. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend her to anybody in need to dental care in Austin. Thank you, Dr. Herndon for all that you do.

Blythe L. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


One of the best experiences I have had at a dentist office. They were very organized, on time, friendly, warm, helpful, thorough, and took plenty of time explaining my plan of care, cost, and future appt’s. The hygienist did an amazing job and the Dr took her time during my exam and answered my multiple questions without hesitation!! Thank you!!

Margaret D. from Del Valle, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had up and down experiences with Carus over the years but my last two visits have been exceptionally great thanks to Ty! Ty is kind, personable, thoughtful, honest, and makes my pearly whites shine! After a long day at work followed by an evening dentist appointment, I can be pretty salty…but Ty’s bedside manner always cheers me up, keeps me informed and keeps me coming back to Carus for my ongoing dental plan. Thx Ty!!!

Stacy Finch (Source: Google)


Great and friendly atmosphere, I enjoy the quality of service. As well as the attempt to please your schedule when scheduling appointments. Ever visit is pleasant and satisfying, I have never experience long wait time and I have been a patient for a year now. I will and would highly recommend Carus Dental for all ages! 

Timothy O'Brien (Source: Google)


I called on very short notice & they squeezed me in immediately to take care of a horrible toothache. The Dentist quickly diagnosed an infected tooth & prescribed antibiotics to treat infection. I was given an easy to understand treatment plan with multiple options. They were kind & compassionate & took great care of me. I would highly recommend Carus Dental.

Zelly Martin (Source: Google)


Dr. Herndon and the hygienist Kurstin made this the best dental experience of my life! Kurstin explained everything as we went through the appointment and gave lots of opportunities for me to ask questions about my dental care. Both she and Dr. Herndon were incredibly sweet, caring, and thoughtful. Hands down the best dentist and hygienist I’ve ever seen, as they were not only extremely kind but also informative. Bonus – I was told beforehand that my appointment could take 2 hours, but we were finished in less than an hour and a half! Everyone I met at the office was great and I hope to continue going to this dentist for years to come. Would absolutely recommend this dentist to both adults and kids – both Dr. Herndon and Kurstin were careful, gentle, and fun! If you have anxiety about going to the dentist or have had bad experiences in the past, this dentist will change your mind!

Rachel K. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I had a very pleasant experience at this office which says a lot for me because I am the kind of person who dreads going to the dentist. This office changed my mind!! The office staff were very nice and helpful. The waiting room was warm and offered a coffee and tea maker. The dental hygenist, Ty, was very personable, kind, and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. The dentist was also very kind and took the time to answer all my questions and made sure I was free of concern before leaving. I look forward to my next visit here and would 100% recommend this office for your next cleaning

Belinda D. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I actually like going to this particular dental office. I’m usually pretty nervous during my past visits to other dental offices. The Doctors, their assistants, as well as the dental hygienists at this location are quite pleasant. They make me feel very comfortable with any procedure I’m there to have done.

Ellen Rodgers (Source: Facebook)


I am so thankful that I found y’alls office! When I called on a Monday morning about tooth pain you all did not hesitate to get me in ASAP even though I had never been a patient there! Y’all have explained everything so well and have made me feel so comfortable through my dental process. I will be honest that I have been afraid to go into a dentist office for a long time because of bad experiences else where; however, at your office I feel comfortable and feel that my concerns are heard and y’all have taken the extra step to help my fears subside. I can not thank you all enough!

Melissa Stoner (Source: Google)


My 4 yr old son has Autism and is non verbal. This was his 1st dental visit. Anxiety was running high for both of us. The entire experience was far and above better than anything I expected. The assistant was kind and sweetly explained every detail of what to expect with the visit. She was aware of his needs and must have prepped the doctor because he was so kind and gentle. It was the perfect first experience and all anxiety or fear was eased. It is difficult to find a good doctor or dentist for a child with special needs. The staff here was excellent and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. The ONLY suggestion I have is that the office should have Wi-Fi. My son has special videos and apps he can use on the tablet but we didn’t have access to them without wifi.

Initials Hidden (Source: Zocdoc)


I love Meghan and the Doctors there. My husband and son are seen there as well. I have recommended Carus to multiple people and they love the care! They make it so easy to schedule and I love that they have the whole family schedule printed out for us. Everything is upfront so no extra bills. Everyone from the front desk staff to the last person we see is amazing!

Initials Hidden (Source: Zocdoc)


This was my first visit and I found Dr Herndon, her hygienist and her technician all to be extremely friendly, attentive listeners, and quite thorough with the initial routine examination of my teeth. The office is sparkling clean and the equipment appears to be new and state-of-the art. An added bonus–the gentleman who works at the front desk and who checked us in was especially warm and welcoming, which both my husband and I really appreciated, because this kind of of welcome does not generally happen in most medical offices. We both commented about how that was a very refreshing and wonderful aspect of our visit

A H. from San Marcos, TX (Source: Yelp)


Carus Dental is a great place to go! Everyone is professional, respectful, and helpful. From the start, I felt like a person, not a number. I came in for a consultation so that I could schedule a cleaning at some point, but due to some difficulty finding a good time to schedule a cleaning, they arranged the cleaning to take place right after the consultation (again, very helpful). Everyone who worked with me took time to explain things and answer my questions with consideration. As much as going to the dentist is not my particularly favorite thing, I can honestly say it was a pleasant experience.

Michele W. from Georgetown, TX (Source: Yelp)


Very professional staff that put me at ease. The dentist I saw was very nice and knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone currently looking for a dentist. My exam was very through with several different x-rays. The office and waiting room were very clean. The staff cleaned all the machines after they were used. I was told about everything before any procedure started.

Fausto Frometa (Source: Google)


Nice attitude for the staff with the people. I got the experience with me and others like an eyewitness when I was waiting for my daughter treatment.. They have advanced tech to diagnose the right treatment to the patient. Safety rules in place to protect staff and visitors, please be sure you wearing mask.

Joahna S. from Killeen, TX (Source: Yelp)


This dental facility was great! It was a little disconnect on how to get in (if we needed to go in through ortho or call), however right now we are still under COVID guidelines so that’s understandable. This was the only hiccup of the entire appointment. They were very understanding about me not having the paperwork (printer issues) and I did not feel like I had to rush to fill it out. Once at the back, they took care of both my kids and they made sure that I was informed the entire time of the process prior to them beginning, the during, and after/follow-up care. The kids were comfortable and reassured as well through the process which made it a very easy appointment. A+ and worth having to drive to the other side of town for.

Deborah Melba (Source: Google)


Dr. Herndon and the staff are top notch. Not only do they exhibit the care and concern about the patient’s health, but they do so in the utmost friendly and professional manner. I am so glad that I found a dental practice that I am happy with – it encourages me to keep up with my 6 month exams which is most important. Highly recommended.

Donna W. from Porter, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am always treated with courtesy and professionalism by the entire staff at Carus. The wait time is almost nonexistent, but I never feel rushed. The hygienist even brought a condition to the attention of the dentist resulting in a diagnosis by a periodontal specialist. The Carus staff have restored my ability to look forward to dental visits.

Liane M. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I love this place. I’ve been going here for years and it just keeps getting better and better. Pleasant staff, all around. I have had Dr. Herndon guiding my dental journey and I met the most amazing new hygienist today, Laura=Rockstar! She is knowledgeable, helpful and thorough and no tooth-shaming!! Check this place out. Very good at explaining options/cost etc too. You get more than you expect at this place.

Dewey L. from Seguin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am very happy with my visit to Carus Dental. I had some emergency cosmetic tooth work that needed to dealt with very quickly, and I was able to secure an appointment at the location on Research Blvd (183 and Lake Creek) within 24 hours. I was treated with courtesy, concern, and professionalism from the moment I walked in the door. My dentist, as well as the dental aide, dealt with my issue and had me looking great in a short amount of time. The two of them were very friendly and reassuring, and they worked together very well as a team. If there’s a need for further dental work, I will go back to that site and seek treatment from the same dentist that worked on me. She was comforting and seemingly very good at her profession.

Masiel Peguero Peña (Source: Google)


Not only great customer service but also amazing care for your well being. Provided and explained a threatment plan, gave me recommendations and review options to determine what was best for me. Took their time to get to know me, review medical history, and identify what to do next as well. I did not feel rush and the dotors were “Present” and “In the moment” during my appointments. Recommend 100%!

Stephany S. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


My first time being seen at Carus was yesterday and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff was so incredibly friendly and knowledgable, and the location and office were so nice. I loves how they review all of the procedures with you on paper and show you the cost breakdown from their office, insurance and then two patient plans depicting which is best for you. I have always enjoyed going to the dentist and this was a great reminder of why. I have a cleaning and filling tomorrow so ill post about that experience as well. I highly recommend this facility so far.