Karla H. Bishop D.D.S M.S.

Endodontist. Dentsply Opinion Leader

Dr. Karla Bishop is a board-eligible endodontist who grew up in Dallas and attended college at Vanderbilt University. She studied dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry and then practiced general dentistry in the Dallas area for 5 years. Subsequently, she returned to Baylor College of Dentistry to earn a Masters in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Endodontics. Dr. Karla Bishop, her father John Ham, and husband Dan Bishop are all members of the practice.

Dan Bishop D.D.S M.S. PhD, Dentsply Opinion Leader


Dr. Dan Bishop is a board-eligible endodontist.  Dr. Bishop received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama in 1988. He then received his Masters in Biology/Marine Biology followed by his PhD in Biology/Embryology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. During his graduate training he was an instructor in the department of Biology teaching Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Pathophysiology. In 1997 he was then awarded a three-year NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Dentistry in the department of Biomedical Sciences to study the effects of alcohol on the on the molecular expression of the developing nervous system and in conjunction with Scottish Rites Children’s Hospital to study the molecular changes occurring during healing in distraction osteogenesis. Dr. Bishop then served on the faculty of the department of Biomedical Sciences for two years as an Assistant Research Professor. Dr. Bishop attended Baylor College of Dentistry as a dental student, graduating in 2005 and continuing as a graduate student in the department of Graduate Endodontics, receiving his certificate in Endodontics in 2007. Dr. Bishop has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous awards for his research during his graduate training.

John Ham D.D.S M.S.


Dr Ham is a native of Uvalde, TX. He attended college at Baylor University and studied dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry. He received a Masters of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Endodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Ham served in the U.S Army Dental Corps for two years. He has practiced endodontics in Dallas since 1970.

Kristine Knoll D.D.S.


Kristine Knoll, DDS, MS, is a board-eligible endodontist originally from the Dallas area. She attended Nova Southeastern University in Florida on a soccer scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then returned to Dallas and attended Texas A&M / Baylor College of Dentistry. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, she worked in private practice and became interested in dental traumatology and endodontics. Subsequently, Dr. Knoll attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received her Master of Science and Certificate of Endodontics.

Metroplex Endodontics & Microsurgery Staff

Metroplex Endodontics & Microsurgery has a wonderful staff that enables each of the doctors to be efficient at their craft.  Our staff is well trained, experienced and caring professionals whose primary goal is to ensure our patients comfort and care.

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