Meet The Team
Serving Boerne, Lakehills, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch, Pipe Creek, Bandera, Leon Springs, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Adam K. Harkrider
Dr. Adam K. Harkrider is honored to provide endodontic services to the community of Boerne and surrounding Texas Hill Country. He, his wife Shelley, and their two children, Beatrice and John Patrick, feel very blessed to call Boerne home.
Dr. Harkrider completed undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX on a US Navy scholarship. After graduation, Dr. Harkrider completed a General Practice Residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego receiving specialized training in various areas of hospital-based dentistry, including; anesthesia, surgery, and trauma. He went on to serve three years in Yokosuka, Japan as a general dentist, during which he deployed onboard the USS Tortuga in support of naval operations in the Pacific. Dr. Harkrider’s interest in root canals led him to the endodontic program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD. While there, he received his Certificate in Endodontics and a Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology. Upon completion, Dr. Harkrider was stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina where he practiced endodontics. During this time, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, completing an intensive certification process achieved by only 20% of endodontists nationwide. This value of continuing education and the highest standards of practice are interwoven into every process at Harkrider Endodontics.
Dr. Pardis Azar
Dr. Pardis Azar was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She ranked top 1% in the university entrance exam. She received her DDS degree from the most prestigious dental school in her country, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Dentistry. Dr. Azar graduated from dental school in August 2012 and then practiced in private offices for four years as a general dentist before she moved to Texas in 2016. For three years, she collaborated with the Maxillofacial Growth research center at UT Health Houston, School of Dentistry. In 2019, she was accepted to the Department of Endodontics internship program that was followed by her acceptance in residency program at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Dr. Azar received her certificate in Endodontics in July 2022. Her residency research won multiple awards at the UTHSCSA level and the American Board of Endodontics annual meeting. She is a board-eligible candidate for the American Board of Endodontics.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends alongside her husband and cat in her free time, in addition to reading, watercolor painting, cooking, hiking, and yoga!
Shelley is our office manager who was born and raised in Victoria, TX. Her background lies in education and counseling through which she brings a unique perspective to our office. She completed her undergraduate study at the University of Texas at Austin and graduate study at Chapman University. From scheduling to financial options, Shelley delights in working with patients in pursuit of excellent endodontic care.