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COVID 19 - Operational Update

Dental Office in Farmington, NM

Dr. Carter

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Dr. Carter is most recently from Colorado but has lived across the United States and the world. He has spent about 10 years in both Europe and Asia, most of that time in Japan, where he was stationed as a Lieutenant in the US Navy.

Dr. Carter attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where he received his DMD in 2001. After that, he spent the next few years in the US Navy, where he also completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry (AEGD Certificate). In 2004, he returned to the USA and has worked with a variety of practices, some focusing on integrating specialty services all in one location.

He is excited to join Dr. David Herman and staff at Four Corners Orthodontics and Dental in providing the same positive, excellent dental care and experience the patients have come to expect.

“It is my passion to provide the very best dentistry to those I am honored to treat and with the very best customer service and experience. I understand dentistry can be uncomfortable and anxiety-producing, and that is why I am committed to listening to the needs of my patients, understanding their concerns and creating a superior experience so we can build a long lasting relationship of fun, trust, care and open communication.

In my spare time I enjoy fly fishing, camping, off roading and eating great food. I am excited to relocate to the Four Corners area as I know these types of activities are in abundance. A funny fact about me, I know how to speak Japanese and would argue I am pretty good at cooking Japanese cuisine.”
- Dr. Carter

Dental Department


The Four Corners dental department is conveniently located in the same location to provide a one-stop experience for all of your dental and orthodontic needs. Many Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental patients drive hours to be treated and appreciate that they can get everything done in just one visit to our office.


Some of the dental services our team provides to patients include tooth-colored fillings, crowns, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, soft tissue laser and root canals.

New Patients

You don’t have to be an orthodontic patient to be seen by the dental department. We are always happy to meet new individuals and families. We’re here to help, not judge. Whatever your dental past, we’ll help you smile with confidence. Call (505) 564-9000 to schedule your dental appointment or click the link below.

Dental Hygiene


Here are some of the reasons why patients choose us for dental hygiene:

Moms Love Us!

Choosy moms know that they can trust Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental with their family’s oral health care needs. The combination of care, affordability and convenience can’t be beat! You don’t need braces to make an appointment – all children and adults are welcome. Getting a dental cleaning isn’t scary – it’s something to smile about!


At Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental, patients can make their orthodontic appointment and dental cleaning appointment on the same day! Family members and friends can schedule appointments as well because you don’t need braces to make an appointment. Moms love that they only need to book dental appointments at one location for their children in braces! Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental’s Hygiene Department allows you do that in just one stop to our office.

A Clinical and Caring Approach

Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental takes the time to help your family understand the importance of oral care. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will show you home care methods and tips to keep your smile is great condition! Some of the hygiene services we offer include:

  • Dental Exams (Adult & Child)
  • Cleanings (Adult & Child)
  • Digital X-rays
  • Sealants
  • Deep Cleaning/Periodontal Examination
  • Fluoride
  • Laser Treatment (frenectomy, gingivitis)
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Periodontal Assessment
  • Free Orthodontic Consultations

Patients of the Week


Amanda came to me with concerns that her other dentures never really fit and were always loose. With her help, we were able to take the necessary steps to get a good fit and the appearance she was looking for.


Jacob had issues with his dentures and was looking for something that would give him improved comfort. I was able to create a new set that gave him a better appearance, and most importantly, a better fit!


Sage was a combination case. She came to us after spending 3 years in Phase 1 Treatment with another orthodontist in town with little to no results. Dr. Herman was able to get results within a few months, and then I took the reins, since she was missing a cuspid and implants weren’t an option. She and her mother decided to complete her treatment with porcelain crowns and bridges.


Charlene was unhappy with her teeth and had basically given up on ever having a beautiful smile. After discussing her previous experiences and what she really wanted, I came up with a solution that was acceptable and exciting for her.

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At Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental, we want to make dental care accessible for all families. That’s why we are pleased to accept New Mexico Medicaid, Arizona AHCCCS and Colorado Medicaid to give you and your family access to the dental care you deserve.

We offer dental exams and cleanings and have same day and next day appointments available Monday through Friday to meet your family’s needs. We strive to provide exceptional customer service to every patient. Call 1-800-4BRACES to speak to a knowledgeable team member, have all of your questions answered and schedule your appointment.