Dr. Herschaft is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York. He earned his D.D.S. from West Virginia University in 1970. After completing a residency in Oral Pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina he received a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. He has been on the faculty of Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry and is currently professor of biomedical sciences at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Herschaft has been a consultant in forensic dentistry for the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, Charleston, South Carolina Coroner's Office. He is currently a consulting forensic odontologist for the Clark County Coroner's Office, Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a Diplomate of the American Boards of Oral Medicine and Forensic Odontology and is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Society.
As a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, he has served as president of the Medical University of South Carolina and UNLV School of Dental Medicine Chapters. He is a past president of the American Society of Forensic Odontology and served as vice president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology in 1987 and American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1989. He is a past president of the South Carolina Chapter of the Pierre Fauchard Society and served as chairperson of the Council of Faculties of the American Dental Education Association.
Dr. Herschaft has lectured and published extensively in the areas of forensic dentistry, oral medicine, oral pathology, therapeutics, and infection control for the dental practitioner. He is the editor-in-chief of the American Society of Forensic Odontology Manual of Forensic Odontology, 4th edition.