Carter Smile, LLC
Christina Carter, DMD
Speciality: Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Dr. Christina Carter provides comprehensive pediatric dental care in her brand new, state-of-the-art practice just 10 minutes away from her former office in Summit, where she has been practicing for over a decade. A pediatric dentist, orthodontist and certified holistic health coach, Dr. Carter focuses on a child’s overall health as well as building a beautiful, healthy smile. She enjoys treating special needs patients, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject.
“I love empowering my patients with confidence, and teaching how easy it is to visit the pediatric dentist,” she says. “We have fun giving our patients healthy foundations for bright, beautiful futures.”
Providing Early Orthodontic Intervention
Dr. Carter is an expert in her field. She received her DMD from UMDNJ before completing residencies in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at NYU. She is one of fewer than 100 dentists across the country who hold both specialty degrees. Dr. Carter completed a fellowship at NYU’s Langone Medical Center—Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in cleft, craniofacial and surgical orthodontics, where she remains a member of their teams.
“I promote prevention—from habits to eliminate cavities to identifying complicated orthodontic issues early,” she says. “It’s comprehensive care from teething to college graduation.”
Treating Patients as Part of the Family
President of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, she is a regular guest on Sirius “Doctor Radio,” has appeared on Inside Edition, NBC and WPIX news, and has been published in Scholastic and Kiwi magazines.
“I love when children are excited to see me,” she says. “I consider myself more than just their dentist; they become part of our family.” Dr. Carter sometimes brings Callie, her certified therapy dog, to put patients at ease.
"She has a great, upbeat personality and is great with kids." -George, Chester
"She's incredibly well-educated, on top of all professional developments and has an incredible way with her patients. She's great, the perfect mix of professional knowledge and bedside manner. I'm so excited she's now doing orthodontics!" -Mary, Tewksbury Township
“I travel 45 minutes to take my children to Dr. Carter because she is an amazing dentist and person. She deeply cares for her patients and treats them with utmost care and respect. Dr. Carter is patient and educates my children, explaining everything she is going to be doing before she does it and answering the many ‘but why?’s! She makes sure they are comfortable and understand the procedures that are going to take place so there are no surprises. Dr. Carter also engages and empowers my children by giving them choices and making them feel part of the process. Thanks to Dr. Carter's amazing manner, going to the dentist is actually a fun and exciting event for my children and something we look forward to twice a year!” - Renet, Allendale
“[Dr. Carter] is the most gentle woman. You feel so calm and safe when you are around her. Before she does anything she explains exactly what she will do and she allows the children to touch the tools for themselves. It makes them feel comfortable and knowledgeable about what will happen. I have seven children and it's a highlight to go to the dentist. When six months can't come fast enough you know you are working with and exceptional dentist!” - Lisa, New Providence
“[Dr. Carter] is very pleasant and handles the kids perfectly in every situation. The kids love going to see her. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field of practice. She does a wonderful job in explaining the issues and process of treatment. Dr. Carter is an exceptional doctor.” - Christina, Summit
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