Dr. William Gerlach understood in high school that he wanted a professional career involving science, people, and compassion. Dentistry was the perfect fit. His academics led him to study biomedical engineering at Northwestern University from 1980-1983. Taking early acceptance into dental school, he enrolled in one of our country’s top dental schools, Baylor College of Dentistry, where he graduated with his bride, Dr. Lynne Spencer Gerlach, in 1987.
Setting up his practice in Plano in 1987, Dr. Gerlach has pursued clinical advances in quality dentistry from the beginning. He has attended esteemed learning centers such as Spear, Dawson, and The Pankey Institute. He completed the Pankey continuum in 2007, and is currently a member of The Spear Institute Faculty Study Club.
Dr. Gerlach has served organized dentistry in many capacities. Among these are Founder and Board member (’98-’07) of the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation (President ’06-’07), Dallas County Dental Society (DCDS) Foundation, DCDS Board member (’07-present), Texas Academy of Dental Practice Administration President (’08-’09), Chairman of the Southwest Dental Conference 2010, President of Dallas County Dental Society (2011), and Delegate to the TDA House of Delegates (’05-present).
Dr. Gerlach has been recognized with many honors through the years, including Fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Dentistry International. He received The President’s Award from DCDS in 2007, and was Dallas’ nominee for Texas Dentist of the Year in 2007. He has been voted to D Magazine’s Best Dentists in Dallas since 2005, and Texas Monthly’s Super Dentists since 2006.
The Gerlach Dental Group is a restorative practice where our number one priority is you and your goals. We aim to treat you with compassion and respect and to educate you about the health of your mouth. Our purpose is to work with you to restore your mouth to be healthy, functional, and beautiful.