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William H. Gerlach, D.D.S.



Best Dentists: General-Family Dentistry (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007)

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Welcome to Gerlach Dental Group!  At Gerlach Dental Group, Dr. Bill Gerlach combines excellence and compassion to deliver a uniquely positive dental experience.  He excels in comprehensive restorative cases, from single-tooth issues to full-mouth reconstruction. He also is actively involved in sleep disordered breathing and the role dentistry plays in sleep disorders.

Dr Gerlach strives to make every dental visit one of ease.  Combining the esthetics of a beautiful smile with the science of function, Dr. Gerlach strives for beautiful, long-lasting dentistry and trusting patient relationships.  As s restorative dentist, he works closely with specialists to achieve successful multi-discipline cases. He participates in a myriad of continuing education opportunities, from implants to esthetics.

Dr. Gerlach’s beautiful office is exceeded only by his professional and dedicated team, whose core values are excellence, education, compassion, and service. He is active in organized dentistry, study clubs, and academies.

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Cosmetic Dentistry
Preventive Dentistry
Restorative & General Dentistry  
Implant Dentistry 
Periodontal Therapy 
Dental Technology
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Having studied Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, he took early acceptance into dental school, and 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 had been 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 Foundation, DCDS Board member (’07-present), Chairman of the Southwest Dental Conference 2010, President of Dallas County Dental Society ('11-'12), Texas Academy of Dental Practice Administration President (’08-’09), 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.

While all of these awards are humbling, Dr. Gerlach is most proud of his service to the underserved. He was instrumental in initiating the Collin County Children’s Dental Clinic in McKinney in 1989 and the Plano Dental Clinic in 1995. He has served as Chair or co-Chair of three Texas Missions of Mercy in Dallas, and volunteers with the Smiles Foundation across the state in the TMOM’s and Smiles on Wheels.

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