Dr. William M. Litaker, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and his DDS degree from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1985. He has been practicing as a full-time Hickory dentist since 1985.
Dr. Litaker has served in the local, district, state, and national dental societies. He is past President of the Western Piedmont Dental Society, First District Dental Society, and the North Carolina Dental Society. He serves as a deputy examiner for the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, helping to administer the dental hygiene and dental exam to new dental hygienists and dentists. He was elected to the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners in 2013 and relected to a second three year term in 2016 . He has served as secretary treasurer of the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners and is currently serving as president. Dr. Litaker participates in the Give Kids a Smile and Mission of Mercy projects which help provide dental care to underserved children and adults in North Carolina.
Dr. Litaker has earned fellowship awards from the following honorary dental organizations: The Academy of General Dentistry (an organization recognizing the importance of continuing dental education), The Academy of Dentistry International (an organization dedicated to providing dental care to the underserved in other countries), The American College of Dentists (an organization that stresses ethics, professionalism, and ethical decision making), The International College of Dentists (an organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and the continued progress of the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind), and the Pierre-Fauchard Academy (an organization that is dedicated to the improvement of the practice of dentistry). He has served on the North Carolina Dental Society Board of Trustees where he was a former Chairman of the Board, and as member of the Board of Directors of the UNC Dental Foundation of the UNC School of Dentistry. He currently serves on the North Carolina Dental Society legislative committee, constitution and bylaws committee, delegate to the American Dental Association and Chairman of the North Carolina delegation, and Chairman of the Hickory Mission of Mercy committee.
Dr. Litaker attends St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Hickory, where he has served for twelve years on the church council, chairman of the stewardship committee, and President of the Congregation. He served on the Board of Directors of the Hickory Merchants Association and as Vice-President. He has served as a Regional Rams Rep leader for UNC-Chapel Hill.
A native of Hickory, N.C., Dr. Litaker is married to Paula Privett Litaker, and they are the parents of two children, Benjamin and Kylie. He enjoys weight lifting, scuba diving, gardening, family activities, and watching and attending UNC Tarheel sporting events.
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