Dr. Carter Edge was born in Bitburg, Germany, son to Air Force parents. His first memories at around three years old are of his father in dental school at Emory University and his mother's support as a school teacher. At that point in his life, he knew that dentistry would be his life and profession. Dr. Edge grew up in Canton, Georgia, (his father's home town) and attended Canton Elementary School and Cherokee High School. He transferred to Darlington School in Rome, GA where he graduated in 1973. He attended the University of Georgia for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1975. His first job in the Army was a helicopter mechanic. But his main motive for entering the Army was two-fold, to earn the GI Bill for future college education and to attempt to join the U.S. Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights. After going through Airborne School and earning Instructor/Jumpmaster and Expert parachutist ratings, he applied for and was inducted into the team in 1977. On one particular day in 1978, while jumping into the Chicago Air and Water Show on Lakeshore Drive, (then) Sgt. Edge landed his parachute in front of the love of his life, his future wife, Lizzette. One of the things they had in common while talking that afternoon was that they both wanted to be dentists! They were married in 1982 and attended Kennesaw College (now KSU) to finish the requirements to apply for dental school. They entered the Medical College of Georgia in 1984. While attending dental school, he worked in the Oral Pathology Department, assisting in dental implant research. After graduating in 1988, he re-entered the Army as a Captain and dental officer. Reassuring Lizzette that he would not be in harm's way, he was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division but always worked in the Dental Clinic. When Lizzette was 6 months pregnant with their first child, he was deployed to Saudi Arabia after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait where he remained until the end ot the Desert Storm War. During that time he performed routine dental procedures on soldiers ranging from fillings to extraction of wisdom teeth. During combat his duties changed to that of triage officer for his forward medical company. While on their way to the Euphrates River, he was in charge of five ambulances where they would trail behind the battle from a distance of a mile. With no friendly casulties, his men asked permission to perform a humanitarian mission of rescuing enemy wounded. When permission was granted, he and his team selected 26 of the worst wounded encountered, provided life-saving aid, and monitered them until medevacs carried them off to rear hospitals. After returning home to Lizzette and meeting his 5 1/2 month-old-son, Carl Carter Edge IV, he left the Army, finishing on a great note: receiving the Bronze Star for actions during the war. In 1991, they relocated to Acworth, GA where their second son, Allen Taylor Edge, was born. Since then, they have enjoyed living in the growing four-county area and the long term relationships developed with patients, watching their families grow (along with the Edge boys), and providing them with high quality, modern dentistry. Outside of practicing dentistry, Dr. Edge enjoys riding his motorcycle (2002 Fatboy) and of course, skydiving. After a 27-year hiatus, his older son convinced him to return to the sport. The entire Edge family has done several jumps together. He and his son Carl jump on a regular basis. With his other son Allen, they enjoy cycling on the Bartow County back roads. On a more personal note, he is an avid guitar player and history buff. He is 100 percent fluent in Spanish....See Less
Our goal at The Edge Center For Family Dentistry is to provide the highest quality dental care with the latest cutting edge equipment and sterilization.The water that is used during dental treatment is distilled water (CLOSED WATER SYSTEM).We are here to provide an atmosphere reflecting our commitment to a caring, educated, highly trained dental team. Continually striving for excellence and providing Optimum Dental Treatment assures us patient satisfaction. Through education, prevention and restoration, we will help our patients realize the best in oral health while taking the RESPONSIBILITY to keep it that way!
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Education data for Dr. Edge III is unavailable at this time.
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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