Carter Smile is one big team creating beautiful healthy smiles.
Our practice is dedicated to helping children have bright healthy smiles for a beautiful future. We stress integrative pediatric dentistry to prevent developing problems. We believe in starting patients young (1 year old) to establish healthy habits from the start. Preventing problems is better than fixing problems! Not only are we watching for cavities, but we also look for developing issues with spacing, crowding and bites. Comprehensive integrative dental care from diapers to college degrees!
We have individualized care for each patient to make every visit easy and fun. We take special care to address your child’s need. We explain everything to each child so they know what things look like, sound like and feel like before we start. We do everything to make your child’s experience positive.
We think of our patients as our family and we do everything to create one big happy family. We even have a therapy dog, Callie!
Dr. Carter, Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist
Dr. Carter has been making the world a better place one smile at a time for over a decade. She started working in her father’s office as a little girl and decided she wanted to grow up and be like him, she still works in his office. She is one of a handful of dentists in the country who is both a Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist. She was in school for 11 years after college! She loves having fun in the office while providing the best and individualized care for each patient. She is most proud of her Therapy Dog, Callie. When not in the office, Dr. Carter is at Bar Method Madison or playing golf and trying to break 80!
Callie, Certified Therapy Dog
Callie loves being in the office and making everyone smile. She alerts us when the front door opens, greets every patient, and snuggles on laps. She enjoys playing with and kissing patients. Sometimes she’s sleeping! When not in the office, Callie is playing with her pack (Mousse and Mickey) or napping. She loves chasing chipmunks, squirrels and running cartoon dog fast. Her favorite snacks are steak, chicken, meatballs and whatever Dr. Carter is having.
Lori has been with the office for almost 20 years. She is an expert in teaching your child excellent oral health skills and comforting with her silly sense of humor, warmth and compassion. She is also very skilled at orthodontics so don’t be surprised when she is giving your child a beautiful healthy smile. She is always joking around and brings lots of laughter to our team. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband Ken her two boys Brian and Dan, and her dogs Max and Cody.
Lauren, Clinical Assistant (Certified Orthodontic Assistant)
Lauren first started as Dr. Carter’s patient but now she has been Dr. Carter’s Orthodontic assistant for 10 year. Lauren is our ortho expert and stylist! If you ever need help picking an elastic tie color – just ask her! She loves to make patient’s appointments fun and exciting! Lauren is always coming up with fun ideas for the office and brings lots of creativity to our team. Lauren loves, Disney, Halloween and her pet pig Oliver Pickles. Lauren is thrilled to start her new adventure as a dental Hygienist at our office.
Daniela, Clinical and Administrative Assistant
Daniela is a lifelong patient of the office. She recently graduated as a Chemistry major and with a Spanish and Business Management minor at The College Of New Jersey. She is currently applying to dental school so we look forward to having her as a colleague in the near future. When not in the office, she is hiking with her friends, guiding her 2 younger sisters, and reminding everyone to wear their retainers and floss!
Kelyn, Office Manager
Kelyn (K-leen) has been in the dental field for 5 years and has been a wonderful addition to our team. She is our insurance guru, ask her any insurance question and she will guide you through! Her sunny disposition brightens our office every day! When not in the office, she and her husband pamper their dog Binxster and love to spend time with their family!
Eliza, Front Desk, Ortho Assistant
Eliza may be a newbie to the front but she has had over 10 years of experience in NYC as an orthodontic assistant. Her orthodontic experience helps guide all our patients through any questions! Her kind and sweet personality, makes everyone smile as she welcomes you to the office! When not in the office, Eliza is running her Dog Grooming business, Glam Paws, she is a certified groomer and can make any pup sparkle! With her little down time she loves to spend it with her husband, and her three dogs, Chunky, Leo and Chloe!
Danielle, Front Desk Receptionist
Danielle has been a friend of Dr. Carter’s since childhood. She keeps busy taking care of her two sons Luke and Owen, her niece and nephew Penny and Charlie, and her rescue dog Sammy. That’s not all though, Danielle is also one of our front desk receptionists. She brings a contagious positive energy to our team that is like no other. When she gets a chance, she likes to relax and take some time to herself.
Laura, Front Desk
Laura the newest addition to our front desk team, has brought her cheer and organization to the front! Although new to Dentistry, she is excited to learn all about teeth and helps maintain organization in the front. A Summit Native, she is no stranger to many of our Carter Smile Patients. When not working, she loves to spend time with her friends and family and although she may not have a dog of her own, she is happy to be the aunt to all of our team’s dogs!