Dr. Jeffrey Carter, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Carter, MD

Oral Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
68 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jeffrey Carter, MD is an oral surgery practitioner in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 40 years. He practices oral surgery and emergency medicine.Read his story

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324 22nd Ave N

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana

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Dentofacial Anomalies
very high
more than 97% of peers
Facial Reconstruction
more than 82% of peers
Maxillary Hypoplasia
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Carter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "Jeffrey B. Carter, M.D., D.M.D., holds a degree in engineering from Tufts University, a Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Connecticut, and a Doctor of Medicine from Vanderbilt University. He completed training in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital, as well as in oral and maxillofacial surgical residency at Vanderbilt. From 1980 to 1986, Dr. Carter served as head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Directory of Residency Education at Carle Foundation Hospital. From 1986 to current, he has practiced in Nashville where he conducted an oral and maxillofacial surgical fellowship from 1987 to 2003. Dr. Carter served as an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 1993 to 1999. He maintains an active practice in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Middle Tennessee."
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2  Practice Areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine

11  Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

4  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Facial Reconstruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Carle Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Surgical Training At Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Other Education | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Jeffrey Carter, MD
My wife went to dr. Carter to have a wisdom tooth removed. After the surgery we were told everything went great. Little did we know the speech impairment that she gained from her surgery was because Dr Carter and cut her nerve now she has permanent numbness in her face her tongue and a speech...Read More
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Wendy in Manchester – May 19, 2018
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I ran out of spaces on my previous review. I was treated by Dr. Carter. I developed an infection and was transported to Vanderbilt WE via ambulance. They were stabilizing me for surgery. I was told that I would be in CCU and perhaps on a ventilator. I called Dr. Carter but could only speak with his...Read More
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David Vincent in Columbia,TN – Jan 05, 2017
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He burned my face using a saw when doing TMJ surgery on me 24 years ago. He told me the skin stretched.even though I had a blistering, he said this. He was also very harsh in bedside manner
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Fran C in nashville – Apr 17, 2016
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