Jeff Carter

DDS | Design & Operations, Dental Offices

Jeff graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biological Science in 1976. In 1980 he received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry. In his years as a practicing dentist, Jeff practiced as a young associate dentist, a group practitioner in a large clinic setting, and as a solo-practitioner in his own practice.

In 1997, Jeff was hired by T.H.E. Design, Inc., of Austin, Texas. During his tenure at T.H.E., Jeff implemented technology integration services a much needed adjunct to T.H.E.’s dental office design services. In 2000, Jeff developed the Workstation and Pendulum Mounts to effectively integrate dual monitor systems in the dental operatory and other medical settings.

Since 1997, Jeff has been involved in the design and construction of over 500 dental facilities including dental schools and has published over 75 articles on office design and equipment and technology integration. Visit www.dentaleconomics.com to access archives of Jeff’s columns in Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials and Dental Office. Jeff is also a frequent speaker teaming with Pat to present CE courses on Custom Dental Office Design nationwide.

Jeff’s multi-faceted career also includes working as a Series 7 licensed investment broker, writer, stuntman, and B-movie actor.

In 2002, Jeff and his wife Pat Carter formed the Practice Design Group (PDG) in response to dentists seeking a professional, collaborative, and innovative design resource. Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP (PRA) and Practice Design Group (PDG) first started working together in 2012 and the relationship has blossomed over many projects. PRA and PDG have worked together as committed strategic partners for many years. In 2024, the firms formally merged, bringing Dr. Jeff into the studio structure of PRA and broadening the planning and design services offered to clients throughout North America.

Midmark Corporation Valued Innovative Board of Experts (VIBE)
Wells Fargo Practice Finance-Dental Office Design Consulting Committee
Hu Friedy Mfg. Greenlight Dental Compliance Center
American Dental Association Practical Guide to Dental Office Design

Bachelor of Biological Sciences – Colorado State University
Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine