William F. Straka, DDS, PA

Family Dentistry in the Viewmont Area of Hickory


Dr. William Straka

Dr. Straka is a native of Ohio where he earned both a bachelors and a masters of science degree in biology at the University of Toledo. He later taught biology at the College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC.

Dr. Straka went on to further his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his DDS degree in 1985. He was a member of the faculty at the School of Dentistry in 1985 and 1986, teaching in the Department of Operative Dentistry.

He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has taken additional training at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and at the Center for Restorative Excellence.

Dr. Straka has been extremely active in the profession of dentistry and in the community. His professional and community activities have included:

  • President of the Catawba County Dental Society
  • President of the Western Piedmont Dental Society
  • President of the First District of the North Carolina Dental Society
  • President of the Foothills Dental Study Club
  • Chairman of the CVCC Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee
  • Hickory Kiwanis Club
  • Troop Committee Member, Boy Scout Troop 341

Dr. Straka is currently a member of the following professional organizations:

  • The Catawba County Dental Society
  • The Western Piedmont Dental Society
  • The North Carolina Dental Society
  • The Foothills Dental Study Club
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Straka and his wife, Nancy, enjoy spending time with their daughter, Savannah.


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