About Us

Dr. James T. Henley was raised in Barberton, Ohio and is one of four siblings. He attended Bowling Green State University for his undergraduate degree and went on to graduate from Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Shortly after earning his Doctorate, he spent two years in the United States Navy serving as a dentist in San Diego and Okinawa, Japan with the 3rd Marine Division. His military experience allowed for a rotation through all of the specialties of dentistry and treatment of many different dental conditions.

In 1978 Dr. Henley moved to Rohnert Park, where he met and married his wife Karen. They have two children and four grandchildren. The Henley's are very community oriented and believe wholeheartedly in supporting local charities and their community.


Dr. Henley is a past-president and a founder of the Rohnert Park Active 20-30 club. He is a past President and Board member of both the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce and the Education Foundation. He served as president of Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development for 26 years, an organization providing human services for the cities of Rohnert Park and Cotati, before retiring in 2009.

JT Henley has been unanimously voted in as a member of the Board of Directors for Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), an organization which provides crisis, counseling, and community services to youth and families throughout Sonoma County.
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With more than 30 years experience in the dental field, there is little dental therapy that Dr. Henley has not provided. His experience means extraordinary dental care for you, his future patient.

"We provide the most optimum treatment in the most comfortable setting we can and would be happy to welcome you to our dental practice." -Dr. Henley




Shira is a dental hygienist who practices with a gentle touch and a sunny disposition. She is a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College's Dental Hygiene program and continually keeps up on all the latest developments, techniques and products. Shira is a proud mom who loves spending time with her two daughters. She has been a resident of Petaluma since 1996 and greatly enjoys the proximity to San Francisco and the Napa Valley.

Shira makes it very easy to discuss any and all of your dental concerns.



Terry was born and raised in San Diego. She attended College of the Redwoods in Humboldt County where she studied Dental assisting and earned her RDA license in 1983. Terry has worked with Dr. Henley for the past 26 years. She is a great asset to our office and an integral part in building our very successful dental practice.

Terry is extremely friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to dental health.



Karin is a Registered Dental Assistant and the OSHA coordinator for Dr. Henley. Although she began working with our office in 2003, she has been involved in the dental field since 1999. Karin grew up in Rohnert Park and has been a patient of the office for over 30 years. Karin resides in Rincon Valley with her husband and two wonderful sons. When not in the office, she is enjoying time in the company of her family, skiing and golfing.

If you have a question about dental procedures, Karin has an answer.



Doris, our account posting and insurance billing expert, was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, where she eventually attended the University of Nevada. Doris has resided in California since 1970 and offers 28 years of dental experience, 20 of them with Dr. Henley. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening and spending time with her eight grandchildren.

If you have any questions regarding insurance Doris is the person with the answers.



Deborah is our patient coordinator. She was born and raised in Healdsburg and spent the first part of her life studying dance with the San Francisco Ballet. She has been in the dental profession for 25 years. Her career began as a registered dental assistant and more recently she became our front desk scheduling receptionist. Deborah is knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry.

Deborah is ready, willing and able to assist you with any questions or concerns.



James T. Henley D.D.S.

Rohnert Park Dental Village • 5200 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, Ca 94928 • (707) 584-9589