4074 Summerhill Square, Texarkana, TX 75503
(903) 794-2583
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8:30 - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Dr. Preston Carter

Dr. Preston C. Carter, DDS
Dr. Preston Carter was born and raised in Texarkana, where he graduated from Arkansas High School. After graduation Dr. Carter earned a B.S. degree in Agronomy at Louisiana Tech and then went on to get a M.S. Degree in Agronomy at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. For the next 11 years Dr. Carter worked as a chemical researcher and technician for two national chemical corporations. It was during this time that Dr. Carter realized his true calling was dentistry.

During the Fall of 2007 Dr. Carter enrolled in Dental School at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) located in Memphis Tennessee. Dr. Carter's education at UTHSC focused on the fields of periodontics, removable/fixed prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, and endodontics. While in school Dr. Carter also received a scholarship for his work in the management of orofacial pain.

After completing his degree in general dentistry at UTHSC, Dr. Carter was eager to give back to the community he grew up in and he moved back to Texarkana. Dr. Carter worked as an associate in private practice and at a children's clinic prior to entering into his own practice at Twice As Nice Dental. Consequently, he enjoys treating patients of all ages and has experience with a variety of procedures ranging from simple fillings to dentures. With his unique background Dr. Carter knows that life can take many unexpected turns; and it requires hard work, commitment, and more than a little faith to achieve your dreams. As your dentist Dr. Carter is committed to providing you with the best in personalized dental care by giving you a customized treatment plan for your optimal dental health. He and his staff make it their priority to give you the highest quality of dentistry in a friendly environment.

Dr. Carter has been married to his wife Manjula Carter for almost 20 years and they have two children. His hobbies include archery, fishing, golf, and reading to keep up to date with the latest modern dentistry has to offer.

Our Team

Manjula - Office Manager
As the office manager for Twice as Nice Dental I am responsible for making sure that everything runs smoothly so that Dr. Carter and our assistants can provide quality care for our patients. My main duties include scheduling patients, managing insurance billing and accounts, and making sure we do not run out of basic supplies like toilet paper! It is a challenging job but I enjoy the challenge. I enjoy being able to take care of our patients and helping them with their questions. I have the privilege of working with a truly talented and dedicated team, who make my job fun even on a tough day!

My background is in horticulture. Prior to working at Twice as Nice dental I worked for the University of Arkansas for many years as a research scientist. Following that I worked for the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN, as their greenhouse manager. Managing a dental office is not that different to managing a greenhouse except that you don't get so dirty! I love keeping things organized.

Dr. Carter and I have been married for almost 20 years and have two children, Luke (16) and Edie (11). We are excited to be back in Texarkana where Dr. Carter grew up, and to be able to give back to the community here.

Malissa - Dental Hygienist
I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 23 years. I absolutely love the career path that I have chosen! Throughout my career I have experienced all types of patients that require different areas of care. I am a "people person" and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and presenting them with the best treatment based on their needs.

Communication is key when developing a long lasting rapport with each patient in our practice. It is my goal that our patients receive the best dental care possible while having an experience that makes them look forward to their next visit. I love my job!

In my spare time, I enjoy my family. My husband Todd and I have been married for 20 years and have been blessed with 2 children. Ella is 16 and Will is 12 years old. As a family, we enjoy lots of outdoor activities. Both kiddos are very involved in school activities which keep us on the go all the time. I love all types of music from old classic rock to contemporary Christian and everything in between. I also love reading when I have time

Jerra - Dental Assistant/Patient Coordinator
As a dental assistant, I assist Dr. Carter with a variety of procedures. I am also a patient coordinator, playing a part in answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance, preparing treatment plans and coordinating financial options. I have over 10 years of experience working in the dental field. I've had the pleasure of being part of Dr. Carter's extremely skilled and wonderful team since 2014. I was born and raised in Texarkana. I am a Razorback girl, win or lose, Woo Pig Sooie!! I have been with my husband Jason for over 15 years. We have two beautiful children, Madison and Mason. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.

Karen - Dental Assistant
I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for 27 years in Texarkana. My years in dentistry have been very rewarding to me. I love being part of making a difference in the oral health of each patient and restoring their confidence. Being part of the team at Twice as Nice Dental has been a true blessing. We are truly Twice as Nice!

I was born and raised in Texarkana. I have a wonderful husband Rick of 27 years. We have three children, Adam, Chad and Ashley. We've been blessed with four beautiful granddaughter's Abby, Bailey, Klaira and Reagan.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time cooking for family and friends, and sharing special times with my beautiful granddaughters.




Twice as Nice Dental
4074 Summerhill Square Texarkana, TX 75503
Phone: (903) 794-2583