James T. Pickering, D.D.S.
Dr. James T. Pickering has been setting the highest standards in orthodontics since 1995. Highly educated, he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville before attending the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Pickering then completed his orthodontic training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and completed a General Practice Residency at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Dr. Pickering feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics. Thus, he maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Tennessee Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, 2nd District Dental Association and the Tennessee/Kentucky Damon Study Club.
To give back to his local community, Dr. Pickering volunteers his spare time to the North Knoxville Rotary Club. He also enjoys educating his community on dentistry and orthodontics so he lectures publically to civic organizations and professionally to dental assistants, dental hygienists, and the Departments of General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Dr. Pickering is also the Orthodontic Consultant for the Children's Special Services branch of the Knox County Health Department and the Consultant for the cleft lip and palate team associated with Parkwest Plastic Surgery and the Orthodontist for the Team at East Tennessee Children's Hospital which is a member of the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association.
In his personal life, Dr. Pickering enjoys playing a variety of sports with his two beautiful children and friends.