Trent C. Pierce, DMD, MSD

Meet Dr. Pierce

Meet Dr. Pierce

Dr. Pierce is a native of Virginia and joined Forsyth Periodontal Associates in 2014. His wife is a general dentist in the Winston Salem area and they had their first son, Hampton, in 2017.

During his training at the Medical University of South Carolina Post-Doctoral Periodontics program and thereafter, he has vast clinical exposure to conventional periodontal therapy (deep cleaning and gum disease surgery), regenerative treatment (growing bone alongside teeth and in areas where there are no teeth), diverse ridge and sinus augmentation procedures, and implant therapy with various systems. Additionally, he has had the unique opportunity to learn periodontal plastic surgery from Dr. P.D. Miller and Dr. Dalton Keith, both well published and respected names on soft tissue (recession) regeneration and osseous (bone) regeneration, respectively. Furthermore, he has worked as faculty on several occasions for The Russo Seminars: Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting Cadaver Course (a surgery course taken by dentists wanting to learn certain specialized surgical trades).

When he is outside of the office, Dr. Pierce enjoys spending time with his wife, son, two dogs and when time allows, skiing, wake boarding, running and furniture restoration.

Education:
B.S., Biological Sciences, Clemson University Clemson, SC 2002-06
D.M.D., Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine Charleston, SC 2006-10
M.S.D., Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Periodontics Charleston, SC 2010-13

Awards/Grants Received:
Cum Laude Graduate, Clemson University 2006
NIH/NIDCR T32 DE017551-02 Summer Research Training Grant Awarded 2007
The Perry V. Halushka MUSC Student Research Day, Third Place 2007
Wayland H. Cato, Jr. and Marion Rivers Cato Scholarship 2008

Board Qualifications:
State Boards (General Dentistry) – South Regional Testing Agency (SRTA), South Carolina 2010
State Boards (General Dentistry) – Council of Interstate Testing Agency (CITA), ADEX 2014
American Board of Periodontology, Board Certified Since 2015

Publications:
Pierce T, Overstreet E, Reed S, Westwater C. “Candida Species within the Oral Cavity of Patients with and without Oropharyngeal Cancer.” The Perry V. Halushka MUSC Student Research Day. 2007
Overstreet E, Pierce T, Reed S, Westwater C. “Salivary Beta-Glucosidase Activity in Patients with and without Oral-pharyngeal Cancer.” The Perry V. Halushka MUSC Student Research Day. 2007
Pierce T, Hyman A, Westwater C. “Incidence, Pathobiology and Management of Oral Mucositis.” MUSC College of Dental Medicine, American Student Dental Association Table Clinics. 2009
Pierce T, Huang Y, Leite R. “The Effect of Statin on Diabetes-Associated Periodontal Disease.” MUSC College of Dental Medicine, Stomatology. 2013.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Periodontology since 2010
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology since 2014
  • North Carolina Dental Society since 2014
  • American Academy of Osseointegration since 2011
  • Greater Forsyth Dental Society since 2014
  • Seattle Study Club since 2014
  • Spear Study Club since 2014
  • North Carolina Society of Periodontists since 2014
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology since 2014