Steven Oliver, Orthodontics Class of 2022, grew up east of Nashville, in the town of Hendersonville, Tennessee. He attended the University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. Here, Steven developed a passion for service leadership while serving as president of the student government association, representing the campus’s 28,000 students.
During dental school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Steven led the American Student Dental Association UAB chapter as president and was selected for the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. His Air Force commitment included pursuing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was able to enjoy weekends hiking Pikes Peak and snow skiing in the Rockies.
His assignment luck continued when he was placed overseas at Aviano Air Base Italy, where he served as a captain in the dental corps supporting its active duty military community. After traveling across Europe, Steven is thrilled to be settling down in Chapel Hill as a UNC Adams School of Dentistry orthodontics resident. He is married to Louise Oliver, and they enjoy cooking and cycling together and embracing the walkability of Carrboro.