Dr. John T Carlson, MD

Dr. John T Carlson, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John T Carlson, MD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has been practicing for 33 years. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read his story

University Oral & Facial Surgery

651 Helen Keller Blvd

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Delta Dental
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

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Dr. Carlson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "Dr. J. “Terry” Carlson, D.M.D, M.D., is a native of Tuscaloosa. He graduated as an OKU Dental Honorary from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1982 and with honors from Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1983. He is active member of the 6th Dental Society and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also an advisor on the State of Alabama Anesthesia Certification Committee. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "When it comes to picking a dentist, we know that you have options. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority.

Here are just a few things that make our practice unique:


 From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take  your oral health very seriously. Using state of the art equipment designed with safety and  efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you  will notice that everything is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Your safety and  comfort are our priority.


 We know that the cost of care can be confusing. In addition to offering a number of in-office  payment options to fit your budget, we also give you up-front cost information on your  treatment ahead of time. We are in network with a variety of insurance plans, and we offer  various forms of dental financing with credit available in time frames that fit your needs.  We are happy to help you navigate your dental insurance and alternative payment options.


 We know that your time is valuable to you, and that’s why we offer extended office hours on  select days, dental appointment reminders, and a quick turnaround time on calls and  appointment requests. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns in the office, over  the phone or via email.


 At our practice, we are qualified to handle all aspects of your care, so you are always  surrounded by people that you trust. If we must refer out, we promise to send you to  carefully vetted colleagues who apply the same professional principles in their office that we  do in ours.


 We respect and understand that many patients experience dental anxiety. At our office, we  do everything we can to make sure that your experience is as enjoyable as possible. By  communicating clearly what you can expect during your treatment, we are often able to  alleviate dental fear. We encourage you to bring headphones and music to listen to during      your treatment and ask us about dental sedation options.


 At our practice, you aren’t just a patient. We take an interest in you and your oral health  needs. We think you’ll find a friend in your dental professional during your visit!"


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1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

14  Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache

14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Carlson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • 6th Dental Society and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member

Dr. Carlson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carlson to family and friends
193 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (193)

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Dr. Carlson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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