With over 20 years of experience in the dental field and a passion for serving others, Dr. Carter comes to work every day eager to not only help his individual patients, but the community at large through his work. He looks forward to making you and your loved ones feel right at home during your visits, but before you meet him, you can learn a little more about Dr. Carter below.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
A native of southwest Arkansas, Dr. Carter came back home after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1996 and began practicing in Hope. As an active participant in his community and dental advocate, he was asked in the early 2000s to participate in dental screenings at the local primary school. Dr. Carter was shocked to see the number of childhood cavities that were not being treated in his own community, and the passion and dream of uplifting an underserved community began.
Several years later, Dr. Carter opened the Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center in Hope to transform the dental culture of this rural area and ensure every child in Hempstead County would have access to quality dental care. The dental office eventually expanded into DeQueen, Magnolia, and Texarkana. Eventually, Dr. Carter made his way to Texas and eventually decided to settle in Frisco.
Outside of the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?
In his free time, Dr. Carter enjoys hunting, golfing, attending live country events, and spending time with his family. His daughter, Lauren, is currently attending the Texas A&M College of Dental Hygiene, and his son, Will, was the Valedictorian of Texas High School.
In the past, Dr. Carter has given back to his community by serving on the University of Arkansas at Hope and Texarkana Foundation Board of Governors and the Delta Dental Smiles Dental Advisory Board. He has also served on the boards of United Way of Hope and CASA of Texarkana and is a past president of the 1st Tee of Greater Texarkana. On top of this, Dr. Carter has been on numerous mission trips to serve dental needs in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and China.