Meet Dr. Michael Cordora

As dentist, Dr. Michael C. Cordora cares for each patient the way he’d care for a family member: with the greatest compassion and professionalism, respecting their situation and working with them to achieve their healthiest smile.

Dr. Cordora and his team have built a practice that’s known for providing high-quality dentistry in a warm and supportive environment. They’re detail-oriented, skilled with the latest technologies and dental techniques, and make patient comfort a priority.

Each staff member and Dr. Cordora is committed to making sure every patient feels welcomed, safe, and heard. They work hard to ensure patients understand their dental health, treatment recommendations and options, and steps they can take to keep their smile healthy and beautiful!


Dr. Cordora earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1996, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a letterman on the varsity football team and received an athletic scholarship.

He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001.

Continuing education is fundamental to Dr. Cordora’s commitment to his patients. He is currently working toward earning a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction that requires over 500 hours of continuing education coursework in dentistry.

Each year Dr. Cordora participates in dental seminars and lectures, hands-on presentations, and attends conferences. In doing so, he learns from leading researchers and practitioners in the field, staying current on the latest methodologies, technological advancements, and research findings.

As a result, his patients have access to leading-edge dental care, using the best approaches for each patient’s specific concerns.

Professional Involvement and Community Service

  • Clinical Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry
  • Volunteer Dentist, Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries and Sandy Ridge Dental Bus
  • Investigative Dentist, North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Past President, Western Piedmont Dental Society
  • Past Membership Chairman, North Carolina Dental Society
  • Member, American Dental Society
  • Member, Academy of General Dentistry

Beyond the Practice

Dr. Cordora currently resides in Hickory, NC, with his wife, Julie, their son Alexander, and the family’s mini-goldendoodle, Sugar. On weekends, mom and dad can be found at a soccer tournament, cheering for their son or at a UNC football or basketball game, cheering on the Tar Heels.

Cordora Family

When he has spare time, Dr. Cordora enjoys trail running in western North Carolina.

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