Jeffrey B. Carter

Oral Surgeon

Education & Credentials

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, TN


University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine; Farmington, CT

Specialty Certificate

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry; Nashville, TN


I have been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1980. I spent six years in academics, where I was an OMS program director at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Clinic. I then relocated to Nashville to build a group surgical practice.


My favorite book is Good to Great. My favorite vacation destination is Nantucket. My favorite movie is A Beautiful Mind.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Project HOPE, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Smiling Saturday Free Dental Clinics


My wife Toni and I have four grown children and three grandchildren. We live in Nashville with our two Great Danes, Millie and Maddie. I like to spend my recreational time playing squash, running, and traveling to Nantucket.

Professional Associations

American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Nashville Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission


AAOMS National Committee Man of the Year Award


Board Certified by American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, C.V. Mosby Scholarship, Fellowship with Armed Forces Institute of Pathology