Dr. J. "Terry" Carlson, D.M.D, M.D., is a native of Tuscaloosa. He graduated as an OKU Dental Honorary from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1982 and with honors from Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1983. He is active member of the 6th Dental Society and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also an advisor on the State of Alabama Anesthesia Certification Committee.