Meet the Orthodontist



1308 Crescent Suite B
Denton, Texas 76201
Tel: 940-382-8122 | Fax: 940-382-0723
Emergency: 940-367-3004

Clay Pickering, DDS, MS

318 E. McCart, Suite 300
Krum, Texas 76249
Tel: 940-482-3494

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Meet the Orthodontist

Dr. Clay Pickering was born in Denton, Texas, in 1959. Clay's mom taught school locally while his dad completed a Master's degree in music at North Texas State University. Clay grew up in Richardson, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University. Dr. Pickering also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth. Dr. Pickering received his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1994 where he was a member of the Odontological Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He received his second Master's degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center as part of his orthodontic training.

Clay and his wife, Jody, are the proud parents of Kelsey, Caleb, Katie (and Eric, who joined the family in 2012) and Carrie (and Samy, who joined the family in 2010). They are the proud grandparents of Kylee, Wyatt and Logan. Jody enjoys hiking, gardening, and cycling. Clay has a passion for golfing, trail running, and triathlons. He loves traveling each summer to Costa Rica for dental mission work.