Meet Our Team
The “M.S.” in Fred Piper, D.D.S., M.S., P.C., means that Dr. Piper completed dental school, then earned a Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. These additional years of residency qualify him as a specialist in craniofacial growth and development. His thesis focused on early care and adolescent growth, which he has continued to stress in his practice since 1986. Dr. Piper and his wife, Jill, have two grown sons. They are active in the alumni chapter of Rhodes College, where they were both members of the Class of 1980. Dr. Piper enjoys running, reading and boating.
The first person you will meet at Dr. Piper’s office is the Appointment Coordinator. She will schedule your child’s appointment and bring your questions to the doctor’s attention. Martha Cottam manages the front desk at both the Cordova and Midtown locations.
Treatment Coordinator Dana Edwards will guide your child’s case from the beginning of treatment to the exciting “deband” appointment. The treatment coordinator handles payment arrangements and insurance matters.
Soon after checking in, a Chairside Assistant will call you or your child into the clinic. She will assist Dr. Piper in adjusting the braces. Our Chairside Assistants are Steffany Black and Genia White.
Our clinical director, Jeptha Rust, coordinates lab and clinic procedures. With more than 30 years of experience in orthodontics, Jeptha has been with Dr. Piper since opening day November 1, 1986.
Suzanne Wade, our lab technician, assists in making plaster models and retainers for all of our patients. An important part of Suzanne’s job is instrument sterilization for your protection.