Michael Clinard, DDS

Meet Dr. Clinard

Dr. Paul Michael Clinard was born in Thomasville, NC. He attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill and received a B.S. in Pharmacy in June 1970 where he was a member of the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society. He is a registered pharmacist. After graduation, Dr. Clinard received a Commission in the U.S. Public Health Service and served a residency in hospital pharmacy from a July 1, 1970 until June 30, 1971 conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in New Orleans, LA. He received his honorable discharge in August, 1972 so he could return to UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. Dr. Clinard graduated in 1976 with his DDS degree. He received his N.C. dental license July 12, 1976. After earning his DDS degree, Dr. Clinard began private practice in Gastonia, NC and continues to practice dentistry there while also maintaining his Pharmacy License.

Dr. Clinard is married to Claudia Polk Clinard and has two sons and four granddaughters.


  • American Dental Association
  • 1st District Dental Society of N.C.
  • N.C. Dental Society
  • Gaston County Society
  • American Orthodontic Society
    • (Past President-1987)
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics