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Dr. Jeffrey Carter received his engineering degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his surgical training at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
He began his career in academics in 1980 as the Director of the OMS residency at the Carle Clinic in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He then relocated back to Nashville in 1986 to join the legacy OMS practice of Drs. Hill and Martin, which became the Oral Surgical Institute.
In 1992, he opened the first OMS medicare-certified ambulatory surgery center in the U.S., and in 2012, his practice became the first IAC accredited cone beam CT facility in North America.
Over the last thirty years, he has mentored 16 surgical fellows and 20 surgical interns. He served on the prestigious Examining Committee for six years for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2016, he was the recipient of the annual Committee Man of the Year award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for his life-long contributions to the surgical specialty society.
He is married to his wife, Toni, and has four grown children and three grandchildren. They reside in Nashville with their two great danes, Mille and Maddie. His recreational interests include squash, tennis and summer travel to Nantucket, Massachusetts.