Dr. Bradford Picot (Voted a Top Dentist in Charlotte 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and Best Dentist by Elevate Lifestyle Magazine 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio Dr. Bradford Picot received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Morehead Scholar (now known as Morehead-Cain) at the university he was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and also served as a drum major in the marching band. Dr. Picot remained in Chapel Hill to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and later completed a general practice residency at the Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. In September of 2009 Dr. Picot opened SouthEnd Dentistry at the age of 28 with the vision of providing the best in dental care, utilizing the latest in technology, in a soothing environment for its guests. In a space that used to serve as a private golf club, Dr. Picot designed and built a dental practice that doesn't seem like a dental office. Countless hours are spent designing and executing customized treatment plans for our patients and restrategizing how to create an even better experience for them. Dr. Picot takes a comprehensive approach to treatment planning while practicing conservative dentistry. This means that he uses a team of specialists to strategize and design the best treatment plan for all of his patients. Patients are referred to Dr. Picot to treat complex dental issues. His goal is not only to treat a patient's dental disease or main concern, but to make sure that the dentistry lasts as long as possible and that the cause of disease is addressed. Dr. Picot's goal is not to "patch up" dental disease but to take a look at the big picture (TMJ, occlusion, orthodontics, gum and bone health, cavities) to assess what can be done in your best interests. Dr. Picot practices conservative dentistry by coming up with a plan that will preserve as much tooth structure as possible. The more tooth structure that is conserved, the stronger a restoration or tooth will be. This means that he will create a treatment plan using an onlay rather than a crown if he can save more tooth structure. Bonding or composite will be used rather than an onlay if a tooth does not have a great deal of infection. He will address crowding with Invisalign rather than veneers in the right situation. He is highly regarded and respected by his peers for his decisions in designing your treatment plan. Dr. Picot embraces the philosophy that cosmetic dentistry should not "look like dentistry." Patients rave about their improved and lifelike smiles produced at SouthEnd Dentistry. Friends and loved ones notice a drastic improvement in confidence and overall look without being able to pinpoint that dentistry has been done. It is Dr. Picot's passion and art to design restorations that improve the smile and confidence of his patients without compromising a natural look. Service has always been a priority for Dr. Picot as he founded the UNC Malawi Dental Project, an annual service project encompassing free dental care and education on HIV/AIDS in Malawi Africa. Philanthropy has extended to donating a student locker room at new UNC School of Dentistry building and establishing the annual CommitMEN Scholarship Fund with fellow alumni at Shaker Heights High School. Devotion to service continues through annual participation in Give Kids a Smile, bus dentistry, and volunteering at various schools, recreation centers and career fairs. In the community he has served on boards focusing on educating and mentoring underprivileged youths and fundraised for the arts and the American Heart Association. Memberships include the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society and Old North State Dental Society. He has also served as an examiner for the NC State Board of Dental Examiners and board member of the Charlotte Dental Society. Dr. Picot takes a great deal of continuing education to stay abreast of the latest in dentistry, clinical techniques and technology. Dr. Picot is an alumnus of the world renowned Pankey Institute for advanced dental education in Key Biscayne, Florida. His dental study club memberships include the AJ Williams Study Club, OLE Seattle Study Club and South Charlotte Study Club. His passion for dentistry and service has taken him extensively throughout North America, Africa, Australia and Europe. Outside of the office, Dr. Picot is engaged in the community as a Rotarian and a past board member of the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum. He has spoken locally and nationally on entrepreneurialism and business. In his free time Dr. Picot enjoys family, fitness, playing the saxophone, chess and travel. Dr. Picot is excited to have you be a part of "the experience!"
Welcome! The dental professionals at SouthEnd Dentistry are pleased to welcome you to our practice located in the historic South End District of Charlotte, NC. Dr. Picot has been voted as a Top Dentist in Charlotte for 5 years in a row. Patients and his peers have regarded him for his comprehensive care philosophy, phenomenal cosmetic smile design and sincere desire to educate those on their oral health. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Medical School | Graduated
Catawba Health Department Dental Clinic
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
University Of Melbourne School Of Dental Medicine, Australia
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
Wake Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital General Practice Residency
Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Picot has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Picot has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.