Meet Dr. Carter

Dr. Richard Carter

Dr. Richard Carter is a compassionate, experienced dentist, providing complete general, restorative, and cosmetic care to patients of all ages. A proud graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Biological Science, Dr. Carter graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in microbiology and biochemistry. After receiving his dental degree from the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry, he spent 12 years serving the people of Wahpeton, North Dakota. Throughout his life, Dr. Carter has undergone extensive dental treatment, including orthodontics, TMJ treatment, implants, and gum grafting. With his arsenal of personal experience, he can relate to your concerns with compassion and empathy.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Carter is committed to providing you with the most comprehensive and advanced care available. He constantly pursues ongoing training, learning more about specialized treatments and state-of-the-art technology. Some of his advanced education includes:

  • 2 years of courses at the United States Dental Institute
  • University of Minnesota conscious sedation course
  • Dental boot camp
  • Training in same-day crowns and veneers

Affiliations and Memberships

Dr. Carter is a proud member of numerous dental and civic institutions, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics
  • SomnoMed® Academy
  • Northside Study Club
  • North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce
  • Spear Study Club

Schedule a visit with Dr. Carter

Dr. Richard Carter is dedicated to helping every patient experience the joy of a healthy and beautiful smile for life! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Carter, call Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, at (763) 416-0606. We also proudly serve the residents of Brooklyn Park, Rogers, Elk River, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Wayzata, and all surrounding communities.