Our Staff

Meet Dr. Richard Carter


Dr. Rick Carter is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He holds magna cum laude degrees in microbiology and biochemistry from the College of Biological Science. He has previously worked in a Wahpeton, North Dakota family practice for 12 years. He has been doing cosmetic veneers since his first years in practice and his goal is to provide everyone in his practice the opportunity to have a beautiful smile. He is continually educating himself to provide you with state of the art, antiseptic, comfortable and personalized care.

Dr Carter has attended advanced dental courses at the United States Dental Institute for 2 years, Dental boot camp, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s conscious sedation course. He has training using computer-aided design for single visit anterior and posterior porcelain crowns and veneers and is a member of the Somnimed Academy. Dr Carter is also a member of the North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce, American Dental Association, Northside Study Club, And the Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics, which keeps him current in the area of dental cosmetics.

Having experienced many kinds of dentistry himself including orthodontics, TMJ and bite restorations as well as implants and gum grafting, he can relate to whatever problems you may have in a non- judgmental way.

About the Staff


Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our sterilization procedures meet the Center for Disease Control guidelines. We heat-sterilize all handpieces and instruments after each use. We use gloves, gowns, masks, eye protection, and barrier covers for each procedure. We use only ADA approved disinfectants.

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces. It seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and up beat–and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun. And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had at a dental office.

Our staff strives to partner with you to help you achieve your maximum oral health, working with you to provide the information and education you need to understand your dental health needs we help you find routines and systems that work for you. We want to be your dental health partner, helping to find the dental health solutions that are right for you.

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Elm Creek Dental
7870 Main Street,
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 416-0606