Dr. John Highsmith is a Phi Beta Kappa and Salutatorian graduate of Davidson College. He earned his dental degree from the University of North Carolina (go Heels!). Following a residency at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore, he pursued additional training in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Highsmith is one of only five accredited members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in North Carolina, a Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a fellow in the Misch Implant Institute. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Western NC Dental Society, and the NC Dental Society. Dr. Highsmith has taken many continuing education courses at LVI, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Highsmith was a clinical instructor at LVI, helping teach other dentists cutting edge techniques for cosmetic and functional dentistry.
Although the minimum hours of continuing education to maintain a North Carolina Dental License is only 15 hours a year, Dr. Highsmith regularly takes 200 to 250 hours a year, keeping up with the latest cutting edge techniques and advancements in dentistry, to ensure you the very best for your smile, bite, and oral health.