Family Dentistry, Advanced Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Meet Dr. Piper

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James M. Piper II DMD, MS

Dr. Piper is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In June of 2004, Dr. Piper answered his nation’s call to service and joined the United States Air Force (USAF) Dental Corp, where he completed his residency in Prosthodontics at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Dr. Piper earned his Masters of Science Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. In addition, he competed in the inaugural American Prosthodontic Society research competition and was awarded first place for his efforts. Dr. Piper successfully completed the rigorous board certification process and was awarded his Board Certification in Prosthodontics in November 2007.

After graduating from the prosthodontics residency in 2007, he joined the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD-1) teaching staff at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska where he mentored recent dental graduates and trained them to perform advanced dental techniques as they entered the USAF dental corp. His mentoring earned Dr. Piper the 2009 United States Air Force Dental Educator of the Year. In 2011, Dr. Piper returned to San Antonio to undergo a Fellowship program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. This fellowship enabled him to complete multiple complex multidisciplinary treatments for our nation’s wounded warriors and multiple other service members, retirees and family members. Dr. Piper remained on the staff of the United States Air Force’s only Prosthodontic Residency Program for the remainder of his commission in the USAF. During his tenure he published multiple articles to include: “The use of a laser-level paralleling device for the fabrication of a unilateral auricular prosthesis” and “Novel Magnet-Retained Prosthetic System for Facial Reconstruction.”

Dr. Piper has been invited to lecture at multiple local and national meetings. His responsibilities with the Air Force has allowed for the unique opportunity to attend multiple CE opportunities as well as stay at the forefront of the Prosthodontic and surgical fields of dentistry, and the ability to provide some of the most advanced comprehensive care to his patients. Dr. Piper maintains membership in the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American Board of Prosthodontics, American Dental Association and, now, the North Carolina Dental Society as well a a Tumor Board in Winston Salem, NC. He looks forward to becoming involved in the local dental community.

In 2015, Dr. Piper resigned his commission as an officer in the United States Air Force to join Dr. Carnaggio in his dental practice. Dr. Piper prides himself on providing the highest level of care and compassion to his patients. His ultimate goal is to provide his patients with an understanding of their dental condition and to improve the quality of life for his patients. Dr. Piper values family time with his wife, Shannon, and their four beautiful children: Eliana, Jimmy, Avonlea and Tate. They enjoy a variety of sports and activities and look forward to the exciting new ones that North Carolina has to offer. Dr. Piper also looks forward to having the opportunity to give back to the community.

ABOUT US

Our team believes that outstanding customer service and an exceptional dentist go hand-in-hand, and we strive to meet or exceed patient expectations. We do this by focusing on each patient individually and addressing his or her specific needs. From setting your first appointment through treatment plans and routine appointments, be assured your dental health and well-being are our top priorities. LEARN MORE

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3055 NC 127 S
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone 828.294.1448

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