Dr. Hannah Gray Carter grew up in Star City and returned to her hometown in 2019 after completing dental school.
She is passionate about serving the people of southeast Arkansas: whether she is getting someone out of pain or giving another person a new smile, Dr. Carter finds every day and each interaction to be rewarding. She loves the variety of people she comes into contact with, and thrives on the relationships that develop as a result of those interactions.
Dr. Carter possesses a gentle, patient, and kind manner, and is an attentive listener. She works closely with each patient to determine their dental needs and desires, then designs treatment to address their clinical and personal situation. This ensures patients receive the highest-quality care and healthy, radiant results.
For Dr. Carter, her profession is about providing others with dental care they can smile about, while building a trusting rapport and sharing in their lives. It is the most rewarding “job” she can imagine, and she feels blessed to get to do dentistry every day.
Education and Experience
Dr. Carter graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in May 2019; the next month she joined Dr. Taylor’s office. She is pleased to be part of a practice that treats patients like family and gives them the best quality dental experience possible.
Prior to dental school, Dr. Carter attended Ouachita Baptist University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was while she was in college that she decided to become a dentist. She had a professor who said, “If you want to help people, become a dentist.” Those words stayed with her and ultimately fueled her desire to go into the dental field – she loves the service aspect of dentistry.
Each year, Dr. Carter completes many hours of continuing education, seeking to expand her knowledge, enhance her skills, and stay at the forefront of the newest advancements. She wants to provide each patient with the ideal treatment, for predictable, healthy results.
As an active member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Carter has access to local, regional, and national meetings, seminars, and lectures. She also participates in online courses and reads the latest journals to stay current on emerging research and practice trends.
Dr. Carter and her husband, Tyler, who is also a native of Star City, married in 2016. They share their home and lives with their two dogs, Jack and Millie.
In her free time, Dr. Carter enjoys getting outside with Tyler and their dogs, as well as activities with First Baptist Church of Star City. She also loves to run, cook, and find any excuse to go shopping.