Meet Dr. Michael Cordora

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 was accepted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001. Following a short associateship position in Taylorsville, NC, he opened his own private dental office in Hickory, NC, and has been in practice for over 20 years. In 2018 Dr. Cordora was invited to become a Clinical Adjunct Professor at UNC Dental School working part-time in the DDS student clinics.  

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.

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
  • Past President, Western Piedmont Dental Society
  • Past Membership Chairman, North Carolina Dental Society
  • Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Member, American Dental Society
  • Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Ainsley’s Angels of America Runner
  • Hickory Rotary Club

Beyond the Practice

For 20 years, Dr. Cordora has resided in Hickory, NC with his wife, Julie, their son Alex, 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. When he has spare time, Dr. Cordora enjoys training for marathons or trail running in the Western NC mountains. One of his favorite charities is Ainsleys Angels of America and serving as an “Angel Runner” for people with physical disabilities in running events.   

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