After receiving his BA in English at Westminster College he served in the US Army(1966-1968). He returned to St. Louis and enrolled at Washington University School of Dental Medicine. He received his DMD in 1974. He continued his training in Oral Surgery at Long Island Jewish. Ultimately opening his private practice in Rockville Centre NY in 1977 and continues to practice there currently.
Dr. Herman has been teaching at North Shore Dental for 40 plus years receiving numerous Oral Surgery Section awards over the years, including the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009. In 2016 he was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by his alma mater Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
Beginning in 2004 he became associated with Remote Area Medical (RAM) an organization that provides free dental care to disadvantaged patients (mostly in Tennessee). To date, Dr. Herman has made 45 trips to RAM clinics providing approximately 900 hours of free dental care. He is a vocal advocate of volunteerism and has led trips which include colleagues as well as residents from Northwell Dental Clinic.
On a personal note, Dr. Herman has 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 4 grandchildren (2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons). He also served on the board of the Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor. He spearheaded the renovations of the old residence transforming it into the current synagogue.