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 in 1992 to establish his own dental practice. His primary goal was to provide quality dental care while working closely with the major insurance carriers in the Pittsburgh market. His start up practice, which began with servicing family and friends, has treated over 13,000 patients since its inception.

Committed to Excellence

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


General Practice Residency
Monmouth Medical Center - Monmouth N

Doctor of Dental Medicine 
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine - Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh PA

Personal Life

Dr. Herock lives in Hampton Township with his wife and four children. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his kids and supporting them in their various activities.

Jodie Luther, DMD

Dr. Jodie Luther is a native of the Pittsburgh area and the oldest of five siblings. She earned her undergraduate degrees at the University of Rochester where she played on the basketball team and met her husband, Rob. She went on to pursue her dental degree at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Luther currently resides in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. She enjoys trying out new restaurants and attending concerts and sporting events. In her free time, she loves running, cooking, and traveling when possible.


General Practice Residency
Allegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA

Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine – Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
University of Rochester – Rochester, NY

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Luther is a member of the American Dental Association.

Volunteer Work

Dr. Luther is committed to giving back to her community and regularly volunteers at the Catholic Charities Dental Clinic and Mission of Mercy.