Meet Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida and is the fifth child in a family of seven children. His father recently retired from a long career as a hospital pharmacist and his mother used her skills and training as a nurse to serve in many healthcare settings including working for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, FL and then came to Ohio to attend The Franciscan University of Steubenville. He graduated with honors and received his bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in sociology in 2001.
While attending Franciscan, he met his wife Julie, a native of Willowick, Ohio. They married during the summer after graduating from college and moved to Cleveland.
Dr. Rodriguez attended Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and he was selected by the US Air Force to participate in their Health Professions Scholarship Program.
He was also chosen by the school to serve as a student representative on the Education and Curriculum Committee. After graduating from CWRU in May 2005, he began his active duty service commitment as a Captain in the Air Force Dental Corps. He graduated from Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and then moved on to Langley AFB near Newport News, Virginia where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program. The Air Force then assigned him to central Missouri to serve as a staff dentist at Whiteman Air Force Base for 2 years.
After completing his military service commitment in the Summer of 2008, he returned to northeast Ohio with his growing family. He entered private practice in Mentor, Ohio and then later joined a group serving patients in Painesville and Jefferson.
Dr. Rodriguez and Julie are grateful to have settled near Cleveland and they are blessed with ten children: Bernadette, Clare, Sara, Zachary, Valerie, Monica, Micah, Annelise, Nora and Jeffrey. They are parishioners at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chardon, and they reside in Concord Township.
Meet Dr. Thomas Drockton
Dr. Drockton is a native of Cleveland, raised in Chesterland and graduated from West Geauga High School. After completing a Bachelors of Science at John Carroll University, he attended the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Drockton then elected to advance his dental education through a general practice residency at the Cleveland VAMC Louis Stokes Medical Center. He maintains a restorative-based general practice that focuses on esthetic, implant and family dentistry.
Dentistry has always been a family affair, as both of Dr. Drockton’s parents are dental professionals. Through ongoing continuing education, Dr. Drockton has maintained his commitment to excellence in dentistry. As an active member of the American Dental Association, Ohio D
ental Association, Greater Cleveland Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club he continues to advance his own education to best serve his patients with the latest in world class dental care.
Dr. Drockton resides in Chesterland , Ohio with his wife Tricia and their three children (Anne, Peter, and Lucy). They are active parishioners at St. Helen in Newbury. When not practicing dentistry or spending time with family, he enjoys soccer, volleyball, softball, hunting, and playing musical instruments.