Carter Smile

180 main street, Madison, NJ, 07940


  • Dentistry-Orthodontics
  • Dentistry-Pediatric

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Dr. Christina R. Carter is a pediatric dentist and orthodontist as well as a certified health coach. She and her team focus on children’s overall health in addition to building beautiful healthy smiles.

Dr. Carter is uniquely qualified and enjoys treating special needs patients—especially autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those with craniofacial differences—and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject. She frequently appears on Sirius Doctor Radio and in magazines.

“I love teaching my patients how easy it is to visit the pediatric dentist, and seeing their confidence grow,” she says.

Past president of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, Dr. Carter received her DMD from UMDNJ and completed residencies in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at NYU. She completed a fellowship in cleft, craniofacial and surgical orthodontics at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She’s one of fewer than 150 dentists across the country that has this unique, comprehensive education.


  • County|Morris

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"Dr. Carter has always made my son feel very comfortable. He gets nervous going to the doctor and I always know that Dr. Carter will be able to keep him calm and his visit will be enjoyable. She truly has a gift with children and you can tell how important each and every child is to her. " A.M., Mount Arlington

"Dr. Carter has unlimited patience. Not only does she manage to treat my two sons (one who is autistic and one who is medically fragile) with her kind, and caring expertise, but she manages to be supportive of my efforts to handle their care at home. She knows how to give constructive, supportive feedback to my children in a way that is not demeaning and it encourages them to take control over their own dental hygiene between visits. She is also incredibly accessible. Any time I've had a pressing question, she's responded in a short amount of time. " J.D., West Orange