Dr. William M. Bolak

Dr. William M. Bolak received his B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University and then his D.M.D. from Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey. He spent four years as a dentist for the Air Force, and then went into private practice in Alamogordo, NM. Dr. Bolak received a Dentist Scientist Award from the National Institute of Health to attend the State University New York at Buffalo to pursue dental research and his Endodontic specialty. In 1994, the decision was made to return to a warmer climate to teach Endodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry and open the Endodontic practice in Plano, TX. During his time in Plano, Dr. Bolak has participated in the local professional organizations, contributed his endodontic expertise to the Community Dental Center of Plano, volunteered as a leader with the Boys Scouts of America and taught religious education at his church. He enjoys spending time with his family and stays fit with tennis and regular workouts.

Dr. Shira Ackerman

Dr Shira Ackerman graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Biology from Sterns College. She graduated from NYU College of Dentistry where she was awarded the Eleanor J Bushee Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership. She was also inducted into the OKU Dental Honor Society. Her desire to help her patients by relieving pain and maintaining their natural teeth guided her to specializing in Endodontics. She received her Specialty training in Endodontics at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. While in her residency she received the American Association of Endodontics award for the top scoring resident research proposal. Her study of Cone-beam Computed Tomography Guided Endodontic Surgery was one of the top ten table clinic presentations at the Endodontic National Conference. Dr. Ackerman enjoys the everyday challenge involved in performing intricate dentistry while at the same time keeping the patient's comfort and experience a priority. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, North Texas Dental Society, DFW Endodontic Society and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. She and her husband enjoy spending quality time outdoors with their two adorable children. She is an avid figure skater and is working on getting her two year old on skates!