Born and raised in rural northwestern New Jersey, Dr Pier has lived in his second home state of Maine since 1984. He graduated from Bates College with a BS in Chemistry in 1979 and married Karen before the year was over. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickensen University School of Dentistry in 1983 and after a General Practice Residency in Morristown, New Jersey, he and Karen moved to Maine where Dr. Pier joined Glen Cove Dental Associates. After 20 years of practicing with the late Dr. Michael Dougherty, Dr. Bill Barbour, Dr. Deb Endl, and Dr. Mike Hersom, Dr. Pier left Glen Cove Dental Associates to open Mount Pleasant Dental Care in January, 2004.
Dr. Pier an assistant professor at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. He has also developed and presented courses throughout the United States teaching dentists to communicate better with their patients. He is a recognized leader in the field of dentist / patient relationships. An avid continuing education devotee, Dr. Pier attends about 100 hours every year – more than four times the required amount.
Dave and Karen have 3 sons, two daughter-in-laws and one granddaughter. They all enjoy outdoor sports, especially skiing, sailing, hiking and soccer. Dave coached youth soccer, baseball, and skiing for many years and continues to be a part-time ski racing coach at Sugarloaf/USA. A committed Christian, Dave is an active member of the Rockland Congregational Church where he has served on many boards and committees and occasionally fills the pulpit when the pastor is away.
Professional associations include:
- American Dental Association
- Maine Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (D.O.C.S.)
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Christian Medical Dental Association
- Crown Council – Lifetime Qualified Member
- Midcoast Dental Society
- Casco Bay Study Club (affiliate of Seattle Study Club)
- Rockland Congregational Church