Dr. Carter is a native of northeastern Oklahoma where he spent his first 26 years. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. While in dental school, he received the Health Professionals Scholarship from the United States Army and joined the Army Dental Corps after graduation. He completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program in Baumholder, Germany and continued to practice general dentistry for another two years before beginning his Periodontal Residency at Fort Gordon in Georgia. After completing his residency, Dr. Carter moved to Fort Campbell, KY where he served as Chief of Periodontics and periodontics mentor for the one year AEGD program. Since coming to the Tennessee and Kentucky area, Dr. Carter, along with his family, have decided to make this their permanent home. His practice philosophy is, and always has been, to provide the very best possible treatment to every patient at all times.
Dr. Carter is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the following professional organizations:
American Academy of Periodontology
American Board of Periodontology- Diplomate
American Dental Association
Southern Academy of Periodontology
International Team for Implantology
Tennessee Dental Association
Eighth District Dental Society
Institute for Dental Implant Awareness
Dr. Carter spends his spare time with his wife and two children. He and his wife are actively involved in numerous community activities. Dr. Carter volunteers at a local free clinic where he provides emergency care to the indigent population and each summer spends time in southern Mexico where he provides humanitarian dental care to the indigenous people of Chiapas.