Meet Dr. Carlson
A doctor with a passion for healthy smiles.
Dr. Carlson is a Board Certified Orthodontist who received his dental degree from Harvard University in 1994. There he was awarded the American Association of Orthodontists Award upon graduation for demonstrating exceptional interest in the development of the oro-facial complex. He received both his Orthodontic Specialty training and his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the University of California at San Francisco in 1998.
Dr. Carlson is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he teaches one day a week. He has received several academic research awards including two American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Awards and has published numerous articles and abstracts in the orthodontic literature. He lectures nationally on a variety of clinical and theoretical subjects. His current lecture schedule focuses on three-dimensional imaging in orthodontics and the treatment of dental impactions.
Since 1998, Dr. Carlson has served as a Senior Investigator in the Craniofacial Research and Instrumentation Laboratory at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. His primary focus is on using computer technology to improve the way we study, teach and practice orthodontics. As a result of his research, he has been at the forefront of 3-D imaging technology since it was first introduced to the orthodontic profession. He installed Marin County’s first i-CAT 3-D CBCT x-ray machine in 2008.