Dr. Lyzak was born in Harvey, Illinois on May 12, 1960, the son of Alice Adell and William Arthur Lyzak Sr. After graduating from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, Illinois in 1978, he entered Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and received the degree of Associate in Arts, Dental Laboratory Technology in May, 1980.
Dr. Lyzak then studied at The University of Texas Systems Cancer Center/M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston where he received a certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetic Technology in June, 1981. Following this, he returned to Southern Illinois University where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences in May, 1985. Dr. Lyzak entered Dental School at Southern Illinois University in Alton and received the degree Doctor of Dental Medicine in June, 1989. He was in private practice in Springfield, Illinois for two years. In July, 1991, he entered the Postgraduate School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch, for graduate study in Prosthodontics. Dr. Lyzak received his certificate in Prosthodontics in June, 1993. He then entered The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Houston, for sub-specialty training in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology. Dr. Lyzak received his certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and his Master of Science degree in June, 1994. Dr. Lyzak returned to Illinois in June, 1994 to become an Assistant Professor in The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. He was also named Director of the removable prosthodontic laboratories. In November, 1994 Dr. Lyzak was also appointed an Assistant Professor at The University of Illinois, Chicago Graduate College.
In 1998, Dr. Lyzak left academia and became a member of a multiple doctor practice in Mishawaka, Indiana. In July, 2005 Dr. Lyzak joined Dr. Boldin to become the Co-Owners of Accent Dental in Valparaiso, Indiana. Dr. Lyzak is a member of numerous professional dental organizations including the American Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society. He is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and has Fellowship status in the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. The research subject of Dr. Lyzak’s master thesis was implant dentistry. He received the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, Class of 1996. Dr. Lyzak has authored more that 15 publications in peer reviewed professional journals of Dentistry, Medicine and Physiology.
Dr. Lyzak and his wife Judy make their home in Valparaiso, Indiana.