Dr. Carpenter and staff maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Carpenter has practiced dentistry in Sun Prairie for the past 30 years. He is a graduate of the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. He also received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Iowa. During his years in Iowa City, Dr. Carpenter studied at the College of Pharmacy prior to entering the College of Dentistry.
Post university learning plays a big role in a dentist’s education beyond formal training. Dr. Carpenter’s membership in the Seattle Study Club organization serves a big part of that growth. Team treatment planning is a concept used to describe a general dentist’s collaborative approach in treating the dental patient. Through close consultation with such specialists as orthodontists and oral surgeons, Dr. Carpenter and staff can bridge the gap between different specialties and treat the whole patient, an approach that greatly contributes to better overall dental health.
Dr. Carpenter gets great satisfaction from patients’ feedback that he and his staff have made a difference in the smile and dental health of their patients. This commitment to providing exceptional dental care is a driving principal of the practice.
Dr. Carpenter is a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Dane County Dental Society and the Seattle Study Club. He is also active in numerous community organizations including The Sun Prairie Exchange Club, The Sun Prairie Education Foundation, The YMCA and The Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Carpenter and his wife Jacqui have raised their two sons in Sun Prairie. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, boating, golfing and watching sporting events. Dr. Carpenter also actively participates in coaching youth athletics.
Kim is the Business Manager and has more than 30 years’ experience in the dental industry. She has worked for Dr. Carpenter since 1995. She remembers when the first brick was laid when the practice began and has taken great satisfaction in having been a part of building a successful dental office that has treated numerous families in Sun Prairie and the surrounding communities. She also enjoys working with a dedicated, hardworking, professional staff.
Kim and her husband Randy live on a hobby farm outside of Columbus. She loves spending time with their dog, Chuck, three horses (Happy, Bailey and Poney) and their numerous cats.
Andrea is the Treatment Coordinator and has been with Dr. Carpenter since 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She enjoys helping patients navigate through the dental process by scheduling appointments, preauthorizing treatment plans and even managing referrals to specialists. Andrea strives to make every patient feel comfortable and works hard to ensure each experience is a positive one.
Andrea, her husband Gary and 3 children live in Sun Prairie. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family, including their dog Scout.
Jill is a Dental Assistant with over 23 years of experience in the dental industry and earned her dental assistant degree from Madison Area Technical College. She has worked for Dr. Carpenter since 2004. Jill loves making patients happy. She is a firm believer in a patient-centered approach, and takes great satisfaction in working for a Dentist that truly loves his work and provides excellent care for all patients. She is also a licensed massage therapist.
Jill, her husband, Dan and their 2 dogs Brinkley and Holly live in Verona. In their spare time, they enjoy heading north to their family lake home where both dogs love swimming (they are Portuguese Water Dogs after all.)
Kristi is a Registered Dental Hygienist with more than 18 years of experience, all of which has been with Dr. Carpenter. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Madison Area Technical College. Kristi is passionate about prevention and intervention of dental disease. She loves educating her patients about the benefits of good oral hygiene and seeing the benefits when patients improve their home care habits. Kristi always gets great satisfaction when patients with high dental anxiety make it through their cleaning with a smile and comment, “it wasn’t that bad!” In her spare time, Kristi enjoys running, boating and being active outdoors.
Kristi and her husband Frank also stay busy attending their daughter’s volleyball, basketball and track events. Kristi and her family also have a feisty Boxer that keeps them on their toes.
Olivia is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Madison Area Technical College and is also licensed to administer anesthesia. Olivia has worked for Dr. Carpenter since 2016. She loves working in the dental industry because having a healthy smile makes people feel good about themselves. She believes in a personalized approach to treating patients, and says “It’s important to find what works best for each individual.”
Olivia resides outside of Columbus. In her spare time, she enjoys going Up North to her family lake home and playing with her dogs, Leo and Mack.
Shari is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 15 years of experience. She has been with Dr. Carpenter’s office since 2015. She received her degree from Madison Area Technical College and is also licensed to administer anesthesia. Shari finds gratification in working to educate and treat patients with periodontal needs. She takes pride in being able to show her patients their improvements in both periodontal and oral hygiene health.
Shari, her husband Courtney and their 3 children live in Sun Prairie. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching and attending her children’s sports and school activities.