Meet Dr. Carlson

Passionate about building lasting relationships and providing dental excellence.

Growing up in a family of health care providers, Dr. Carlson was able to see them develop relationships based on care and compassion, and he realized what a great need he had to make a difference in people’s lives through oral health care.

Dr. Carlson’s practice philosophy is to treat all patients as though they are family members. He strives to provide his patients with comprehensive information and to develop a strategy to achieve optimum oral health while considering each patient’s beliefs, desires and needs. It is a great joy to develop strong relationships, understand his patients’ dental concerns and to create smiles on a daily basis.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in biology and biomedical studies — St. Olaf College, Northfield
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery with honors in periodontology — University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis
  • Aesthetic Dentistry Level I, 2, & 3 — University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Sleep Apnea and Airway Management
  • SPEAR Education workshops and seminars: aesthetic design, treating compromised occlusion, comprehensive treatment planning, temporomandibular disease and implant dentistry
  • SPEAR Education Faculty Club
  • Over a decade of experience in Oral Sedation Dentistry
  • Top 1% Invisalign Provider*

In addition to his formal education, Dr. Carlson has completed more than 1000 hours of continuing education and university training in dental implants and has a special focus in the areas of aesthetic and family dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association®
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Invisalign Platinum Provider
  • Member of Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Member of CDOCS
  • Vice president of the Chippewa Valley Dental Society
  • SPEAR Faculty Club
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Northwest Wisconsin Study Club
  • West Central Wisconsin Study Club
  • Board member of the Chippewa Valley Boy Scouts of America
  • Former president of the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club

Outside the Office

In his free time, Dr. Carlson can most likely be found enjoying life in the outdoors. You may find him and his wife, Erin, running with their 4 dogs on the Chippewa River trails, or you may find him enjoying a sunny evening watching Eau Claire’s local baseball teams, the Express and the Cavaliers. He reminisces in fond memories of the past when he played with the Eau Claire Cavaliers. These days, he expresses his love for baseball by coaching his sons various youth teams. Other interests include hunting and fishing with his dad and brothers, vacationing at the family cabin in the Hayward area, and playing with and watching his three children as they grow and mature.