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Meet the Doctors

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Dr. Michael Carter has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in the Jackson, Mississippi, area for over 30 years.  He graduated from Millsaps College, where he played both football and baseball, with a B.S. in Chemistry.  He then spent time working at Gulf South Research Institute in New Orleans, as a research chemist specializing in Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry.  Upon deciding to pursue dentistry, he was admitted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Dentistry.  He was a member of the first graduating class.  Dr. Carter is a member of both the American Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association.  He is married to Rebecca (Cissy) Carter, and lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.  He attends First Baptist Church of Jackson.  His hobbies include hunting, golfing, and spending time with his three children and nine grandchildren.  Dr. Carter is passionate about dentistry, and loves helping people achieve their best smile possible.

      Dr. Catherine Sledge is a born and raised Jacksonian.  She graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi’s Barksdale Honors College, and then received her D.M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s school of dentistry in 2011.  She is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Mississippi Association of Women Dentists, and the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals (IATP).  Dr. Sledge has had longtime involvement in fighting childhood obesity in our state, spearheading projects such as the You’ve Gotta Move classroom DVD and writing children’s book Anna’s Choice.  Dr. Sledge’s professional passions include smile makeovers in adults and ankyloglossia treatment in infants and children. She is one of the only doctors in Mississippi who uses laser technology to treat this condition. She is a member of the Junior League of Jackson and has served as President of the Worship Choir at First Baptist Church of Jackson, where she has been a lifelong member. She is married to financial advisor Taylor Sledge of Jackson, and they have two boys, T.Mark and Amos.