About Your Dentist

Michael J. Herock, DMD

Dr. Herock is a life-long resident of Hampton Township. After completing his education and subsequent residency in New Jersey, he moved back home to establish his own dental practice in 1992. His primary goal was to establish a practice focused on providing quality dental care while working closely with the primary insurance carriers in the Pittsburgh market. His start up practice, which began with servicing family and friends, has serviced over 13,000 patients since its inception.

In 2010, the dental practice of Michael J. Herock became incorporated under the name Certus DentalCare, LLC. The word "certus" in Latin means reliable. Dr. Herock felt this name was a good match for the goals that he has established for his dental practice.

Dr. Herock lives in Hampton township with his wife and 4 children. He spends his time away from the office enjoying his children's active schedules.


High School: Hampton High School, Allison Park PA

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Dental School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth N


Jodie Luther, DMD

Dr. Jodie Luther is a native of the Pittsburgh area having been raised as the oldest of 5 siblings in Gibsonia, PA. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Rochester for 4 years where she was a member of the women’s basketball team. She also met her husband Rob while pursuing her undergraduate studies. Next, she attended the University of Pittsburgh to further her education in dentistry.

Dr. Luther currently resides in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. She enjoys the many concerts and sporting events in the area as well as trying out new restaurants. She also spends her free time running, cooking and traveling when possible.


High School: Hampton High School

Undergraduate: University of Rochester

Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Molecular Genetics, Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Degree: Doctor of Dental Medicine

Residency: Allegheny General Hospital

General Practice Residency Certificate

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

American Dental Association

Volunteer Work

Catholic Charities Dental Clinic, Mission of Mercy