11936 Boyette Rd. Riverview, FL 33569
813.672.3368 (DENT) • 813.672.3398 (Fax)
Monday-Friday 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Dr. Carr attended dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago—one of the top dental schools in the country. While at Northwestern, Dr. Carr volunteered at the Saturday Morning People's Clinic, a clinic for low income families to receive dental care for their children. She was selected by faculty as one of four students from her class to work in an externship in Colorado, where she worked at the Fort Lumpston Community Health Clinic as a dentist for the migrant farm workers' children.
Dr. Carr graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1997, receiving the highest number of honors including:
Continuing her studies at the University of Texas, Houston, she completed a two-year residency program in Pediatric Dentistry, serving as chief resident during her second year. After finishing the certificate program, Dr. Carr decided to stay a third year to complete the necessary classes and Master's thesis to obtain a Masters in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Carr received a Master's of Science in Oral Biology before going on to receive her board certification in 2006.
Dr. Carr moved back home to the Tampa Bay area in 2002 to practice in Tampa and Brandon. She has been active in organized dentistry, serving on and chairing numerous committees; her focus is providing access to care for the under-served population through programs including President of Florida's Project Dentist Care 2008, Hillsborough County Dental Association Give Kids a Smile, Smile Fridays and Children's Dental Health Month.
Her most recent leadership positions include:
Passionate about pediatric dentistry, Dr. Carr dedicates most of her time and talent to the delivery of dental care with an emphasis on education. She educated post graduate dental students from the University of Florida Dental School at their Advanced General Dentistry Residency program while it was in Tampa, and served as a faculty member. Dr. Carr supervised students on dental mission trips to Guatemala and Peru, treating children in extreme poverty. She volunteers on the University of South Florida Ronald McDonald Care Mobile where she provides dental screenings and limited extractions to under-served children in Hillsborough County.
Additionally, Dr. Carr frequently participates in events sponsored by Fishhawk Riverview Rotary and is a group fitness instructor, teaching Body Pump, Body Flow and spin classes at local gyms.
Dr. Carter was born and raised in Tampa. She attended Hillsborough High School and continued her
education at the University of South Florida majoring in Biomedical Sciences. While attending college,
Dr. Carter worked as a dental assistant in a pediatric dental office. At that time, she confirmed her
passion for treating children's dental needs. Dr. Carter attended the Medical University of South
Carolina in Charleston for dental school and completed her pediatrics training at the University of
Florida in Gainesville. She is board eligible and is working towards her board certification from the
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her numerous affiliations include the America Dental Association
and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Giving back to the community and treating the underserved is important to Dr. Carter. She earned the
"Most Outstanding Volunteer" award in dental school for her work with MUSC Children's Hospital, Our
Lady Mercy community dental clinic, and multiple local dental outreach events. Her commitment to
providing quality dental care has even crossed the seas with dental mission trips to Uganda and Andros,
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband is a Physician
Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Joseph's hospital. Together they love to travel, exercise and
cheer on the Bucs and Lightning!
"I am thrilled that I have had the opportunity to work for Dr. Carr and with the amazing team at Carr Pediatric Dentistry. Working for Dr. Carr has been a very enjoyable and rewarding experience." Patie has been with Carr Pediatric Dentistry since it opened in August 2010. She enjoys working with the patients and their parents. Having raised five children herself she can easily relate to them and their needs.
Originally from a small town in New York, Patie is a Dental Assistant who brings years of sales and customer service experience to the team. In her spare time she and her husband love riding their Harleys. She also plays the piano, has been with a number of different ministries over the years and loves the time she has with her grandchildren.
Alicia has worked in the dental field since 1999 as an office coordinator. She began working with Carr Pediatric Dentistry in 2010. Alicia is originally from Argentina. She is the mother of five children (Dr. Carr being one of them) and the grandmother of eight. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.
Danielle really enjoys working at Carr Pediatric Dentistry. She loves working with children and teaching them to properly take care of their teeth. Most of all she loves helping the children have a great dental experience!
Originally from New York, Danielle has been a part of the Carr Dentistry team since the practice opened in August 2010. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, art, making jewelry and most of all spending time with her family, daughter and friends!
Being a part of Carr Pediatric Dentistry has been such a rewarding experience for Ka. She enjoys working with children and educating parents on preventive care. Being a mother of three children, the knowledge that Ka has gained being a part Dr. Carr's team has been so beneficial.
Originally from Minnesota, Ka loves to spend time in the sun outside of work. She likes to go ocean fishing with her husband and spending quality time with her little ones.
Working at Carr Pediatric Dentistry has been such a rewarding experience. What she enjoys the most is knowing that children have amazing dental experience's. She is very thankful to work with such an amazing doctor and team.
Originally, Vanessa is from Chicago, Illinois. During her time away from work, she enjoys traveling, site seeing, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley is originally from Prairie Village, KS and has been part of our team since 2011. Working at Carr Pediatric Dentistry has been very rewarding for her. She loves being able to educate both parents and children about the importance of good oral health. She strives to make sure that every child has a good experience and builds a great relationship with our office. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and baking yummy treats for her family and friends. She also likes spending time at the beach or relaxing by the pool.
Working in pediatric dentistry has been a blessing from the start. I have enjoyed every step of the way especially being able to work with Dr. Carr and her team. I hope to grow with this office while attending school and hope to become a pediatric dentist one day!
When not in the office, Alexis is attending classes at Hillsborough Community College, working towards her associate degree. On the weekend she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Matilde takes great pride in maintaining a clean and welcoming office. Although trained as a certified nursing assistant, Matilde finds great pleasure in working with the children and team at Carr Pediatric Dentistry. She is originally from Cuba (so you can always expect a great cup of coffee in our office) and moved to the United States in 2006. When not working she enjoys relaxing and watching moves.
Waver joined Carr Pediatric Dentistry in 2012, Her prior 40+ years of employment has been as an office manager in both the construction and commercial/residential appraisal industries. This background has trained her to the attention to detail which is necessary when verifying insurance.
In her spare time, Waver enjoys spending time with friends, family and especially her granddaughters.
Alejandra attended the Dental Assisting Program at Sanford Brown and did her externship here at Carr Pediatric Dentistry. Alejandra is a great addition to the team and enjoys working with children. Having two children of her own is able to relate to the parents and the needs of the children. Outside of work Alejandra enjoys spending time with her family