Dr. Joe M. Piazza, Jr. graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1979 and practiced family dentistry in West Houston for over 37 years. After selling his Houston practice in 2014, Dr. Piazza assisted the buyer of his practice and continued to work in the practice for another eight months. Shortly after the sale of his practice, he began volunteering at the University of Texas Dental School and in December of 2015, he became a part-time Clinical Professor. Dr. Piazza is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Dental Society and in 2014 served as President of the Society. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Texas School of Dentistry Alumni Association. He has participated in many volunteer activities in the community such as caring for patients at Casa Juan Diego House of Hospitality, Texas Missions of Mercy and San José Dental Clinic, and also provided dental care on a Dental Mission of Mercy to Honduras. Through the years he has coached Little League baseball and parochial school baseball and now assists his son who coaches baseball for a parochial school league. Dr. Piazza and his wife, Ann, have three adult children with whom they enjoy a close relationship. The Piazza’s enjoy salt water fishing on Galveston Bay and Cabo San Lucas, hiking in Colorado, traveling, and going to Astros baseball games. Dr. Piazza is an active member of the Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Vianney Catholic Church and is a founding member of the Bear Creek Kiwanis Club.