Stanley L. Pollock
POLLOCK: Stanley L. Pollock, age 87. Beloved husband of the late Deborah Mintz Pollock, son of Ada and Isadore Pollock of Kittanning, Pa., brother of the late Alvin and Mildred Pollock of New Jersey, father of Mark of Jerusalem, Israel, Lee (Natalie) of Avon, Conn., Adam (Perla) of Aventura, Fla., stepfather of the late Seymore M. Schlessel (Ina) of Woodmere, N.Y., and grandfather of six grandchildren. Stan received his bachelor’s of science and doctor of dental medicine degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Following his completion of an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Bellvue Hospital in New York City and a residency at Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He returned to Pittsburgh and completed his combined program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia at the then Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh and received a master’s of science degree from the School of Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh. Stan opened offices in McKeesport, Homestead and Irwin, Pa., and became chairman of the Departments of Dentistry at Homestead Hospital (later South Hills Health System), Armstrong County Hospital and Monsour Medical Center in Western Pennsylvania. Next, Stan earned a second bachelor’s degree of science in business management from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, a doctorate of philosophy degree from Pacific University and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern California University of Professional Studies. He also earned distinction as a certified financial planner, chartered financial consultant, certified health care business consultant and mergers and acquisitions certified professional. Medical Economics Magazine selected Stan as One of the “Best 150 Financial Planners for Doctors in the U.S.” He became a master certified business appraiser and a master certified machinery and equipment appraiser, the highest awards given in the appraisal industry; appraiser certified for litigation support; and appraiser certified in business valuation review. After 45 years of hands-on oral and maxillofacial surgery, he formed and served as president of Professional Practice Planners, Inc., a national health care consultancy located in McKeesport, which specialized in professional practice appraisal, brokerage and transitions. Stan was a nationally known speaker and teacher lecturing nationally and internationally on a wide variety of subjects. He was a noted author of over 100 publications. He was the editor of and contributor to Business Valuation Resources, Guide to Valuing Dental Practices (2011). He was a former president of the Unites States Dental Association. He was adored by patients and admired by doctors and dentists alike for his selfless devotion to their needs. He continued his passion of consulting until he passed. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at Shaare Torah Congregation, 2319 Murray Ave., in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh with interment to follow at Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road in Shaler Township. Arrangements by the Gesher Hachaim Jewish Burial Society. Contributions may be made to any worthy charity. Shiva will be observed at 144 North Dithridge St., PH2, in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Shiva visits are welcome in the evenings through Thursday evening.