John McAllister, DDS
Dr. John McAllister is a talented, vibrant, and highly skilled dentist in Hickory that has served the area for many years. After growing up in Hickory, Dr. McAllister began his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1991 with a degree in psychology. Dr. McAllister then pursued a post-graduate Masters degree in physical therapy at The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

He worked for eight years as a physical therapist and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina. Desiring a career change, he pursued his passion for dentistry by returning to the University of North Carolina where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Science degree with Honors and Distinction.

After gaining valuable experience working with Dr. Eugene Modlin and attending numerous continuing education courses and peer supported study clubs, Dr. McAllister was prepared to open his own dental office in Hickory. He has loyally served every patient with the most up-to-date, professional, and caring dental services, gaining the respect of his patients and the local community.

Dr. McAllister and his staff are committed to helping the citizens of Catawba County by donating free dental care and dental supplies and also making financial contributions to a wide variety of organizations, schools, and charities throughout the region.

In his free time, Dr. McAllister spends time with his wife Carolyn and their two children, Alex and Michael. He also enjoys snow skiing, disc golfing, international traveling and reading.

Accomplishments of Dr. McAllister:
Dental and Academic:

  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Scholar Award as a Dawson Academy Alumnus
  • Graduate of the Schuster Center for Professional Development
  • Sleep Group Solutions, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dentist Trained

Professional Association Memberships
Member of:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Group Solutions, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dentist Trained

Community  & Dental Outreach
Board Memberships:

  • Cooperative Christian Ministries – served 6 year term on the board
  • Hickory High School Athletic Boosters – serves as a board member
  • Catawba Valley Community College – serves on the Dental Hygiene Department board
  • Founder of UFO Disc Golf Club and sole developer, planner and builder of the original disc golf course in Hickory
  • Give Back a Smile Organization – completed aesthetic full-mouth reconstructions for several battered women
  • Give Kids a Smile – provides free dental care to school children in need.
  • Cost Rica Mission Trip – Provided dental care to the disadvantaged patients in a free clinic

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