Jerry E. Heck, D.M.D.
I am Dr. Jerry Heck. I am originally from Payne, Ohio where I grew up on my dad’s grain farm. I went to Wayne Trace High School. I learned many of my life lessons working on the farm and playing basketball for my high school team. After high school, I attended The Ohio State University and received my Bachelor of Science degree in 1992. After graduating from OSU, I continued my education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where I met my lovely wife, Michelle. We both graduated from dental school in 1996. We have been practicing dentistry in Brown County Ohio since 1997. We have really grown to love this area and the nice people of southern Ohio.
My wife, Michelle, is from eastern Kentucky and not only is she an amazing wife but she is also a great mom to our three children. Our faith is the foundation upon which we are building our family and our practice. Our relationship with God is our number one priority. Romans chapter 12 is our family chapter and that’s where we spend a lot of family devotion time. We are members of the Georgetown Church of Christ. I am excited to see God’s Kingdom growing.
I have been blessed with a wonderful family at home and an amazing family at work. I love the people that God has brought to work beside me. They are not only my employees but my friends as well. My staff are great people and it is an honor to care for our patients together. We are committed to doing our very best to meet not only our patients’ dental needs but also their overall needs- including their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.
In 2014, me, a few staff members, and some friends from my church went on our first dental mission trip to the remote areas of the Amazon River in Brazil. Mission trips are those events that can change your life forever and I would say that was true for us. It was incredible to experience that trip and all of its challenges with some with some very special people. We are looking forward to our next dental mission trip together.
On a personal level, I am what I call an outside person. I love nothing more than being outside in God’s beautiful creation. I enjoy reading, hiking, hunting, mowing, boating or anything else that puts me outside. If I could do dentistry outside…..I would!! If the weather is bad and I can’t go outside, give me an old western or The Andy Griffith Show and I am a happy man.
I enjoy Ohio State football and Kentucky basketball. I also like to play golf, tennis, and any type of game.
Michelle Y. Heck D.M.D.
I grew up in eastern Kentucky and graduated from Sheldon Clark High School. My undergraduate work was done at Eastern Kentucky University where I majored in Biology with a Chemistry minor. I then went to dental school and received my D.M.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1996. I married Jerry while at UK and we now have three kids that keep me busy in most of my “free” time. I practice dentistry three days per week and I am in charge of our marketing, OSHA, and other miscellaneous projects.
I enjoy reading, fixing things, and spending time with friends over a tall glass of unsweet tea (or a good cup of Starbucks). I also like online shopping and I run and do step aerobics for exercise. My favorite vacation is at the beach! I enjoy making smiles more beautiful and I like working with children. I look forward to meeting you!
Joe is an important part of our daily operations at Heck Family Dentistry. He wears many hats, including inventory coordinator, maintenance tech, sterilization tech, lab tech…the list goes on and on.
Joe is Dr. Heck’s older brother (they are from a family of 8 children!). He lives locally with his wife and two children. His family stays active together with various sports and 4H projects.
Missy is a Certified Dental Assistant, EFDA. She attended IMDT and The Ohio State University for the EFDA program. Along with being very skilled clinically, Missy has incredible warmth and compassion that puts our patients at ease. She has been with our practice for more than 15 years. Outside of the office, Missy enjoys being with her husband and family. Missy and her husband are very involved with their church in which her husband is the pastor. She also plays the piano and sings.
Manda graduated from the Indiana University Efda program in 2010 . She has a passion for fixing smiles and helping patients feel better about themselves . She lives in Hillsboro with her husband , Jesse , Daughter Harper and twin boys Cohen and Kase . When she’s not in the office she loves taking trips and being outside with her family .
Heather loves working the in dental field. She has a 5 year old daughter with her fiancé Nick. She loves spending her free time doing house projects with her fiancé.
Jess has been in the dental field since 2015. Outside of work she loves to travel, hike, read, paint and play music in her family band with her wonderful husband, TJ, and their 3 amazing children!
Cassie has been a practicing dental hygienist for 25 years and with Heck Family Dentistry since 2004. She is married to her husband, Scott, and has 2 grown children. Her daughter and son-in-law made her a “Gigi” to her two grandsons, and she is enjoying all the snuggles she can. Her son is a college student and a track athlete. When she isn’t spending time with her family at home, she enjoys traveling to watch her son at his meets. In her downtime, she enjoys being outside, walking and crafting.
Allison has been in the dental field for 6 years and Graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2021 with her Associates in Dental Hygiene.
She loves spending time with her family, especially her four nephews and niece.
She enjoys spending time outside kayaking with her Australian Shepherd “Ryker. “ She also loves traveling and trying new foods
Lauren has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 10 years. She’s a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science degree as well as an Associate of Arts degree.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and their two children. When she isn’t spending time with her family, she enjoys reading and crafting.
Mandy is one of our five Dental Hygienists. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Shawnee State University. She has 20 years of dental experience and has been part of our team for over 19 years. She has a passion for helping people and it shines through with each patient she sees.
Mandy enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her husband and sons. Her interests outside of work include art, music, golfing, bike riding, and trail riding in their Jeep.
April is a Cincinnati native. After spending a few years in Indiana, April returned to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College and received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010. She settled in Amelia with her husband, Nick, where they are raising their kids, Scarlett and Levi. In her free time, she enjoys boating, cooking, and spending time with her family. What April enjoys most about dentistry is helping patients build their confidence and overcome dental anxiety.
Vanessa has been in the dental field for almost 3 years. She has two daughters. She likes to spend her free time with her family.
Maddie graduated from Cedarville University in the spring of 2023 with a bachelor’s in English. She has been working for our office since May 2023.
In her spare time, Maddie enjoys creative writing, reading, watching Criminal Minds and Friends, and collecting mugs/blankets/books. She values quality time with her friends and family and strives to maintain her relationships with them.
I joined the team in October 2022. Everyone on the team is so kind and always offers a helping hand. I am excited to grow and make a difference in patients’ lives. My husband and I bought a house in Sardinia in 2022. We enjoy hosting game nights for friends and family.
Pepper the Dog
Pepper is our office mascot! She loves greeting each patient with kisses and tailwagging. She enjoys making each patient feel like family, especially the anxious ones. We understand that some people are allergic to dogs, so she stays back in the Dr. ‘s office most of the time.