Dr. Jim Pickering has been setting the highest standards in orthodontics since 1995. His education includes the University of Tennessee (Knoxville and Memphis) and Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Pickering stays on the leading-edge of orthodontics. His continues his education as a participating member in 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.
He gives back to his local community by volunteering with groups and associations including the North Knoxville Rotary Club. He speaks often to civic organizations on various aspects of braces, cleft lip and palate procedures and general dentistry. He is a regular guest speaker 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 the Orthodontic Consultant for the Children’s Special Services branch of the Knox County Health Department and the cleft lip and palate team associated with Park West Plastic Surgery. He is also a consultant for the Cleft Team at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, which is a member of the American Cleft Lip and Palate Association.
Dr. Pickering and his wife Stephanie enjoy the great outdoors by hiking and playing tennis. His son is in high school, and his daughter is in college studying fashion design.