John B. Carpenter D.D.S., P.S.
Dr. John B. Carpenter Dr. John B Carpenter is one of the most well known and respected dentists in the Auburn and Seattle area. He established his Auburn practice in 1969. As a general dentist, he enjoys treating the whole family, from children to seniors. Dr. Carpenter feels he can provide quality dental care to his patients along with providing a practice that is expanded to Implant dentistry, Endodontics, Orthodontics and Periodontics. Patients can remain on site for all their specialty care, something they would probably not get in a small dental clinic. He gets a lot of satisfaction from his work knowing that he has helped improve his patients' dental heath and helped them avoid serious dental problems.
Dr. Carpenter and his wife Arlene have lived in the area for over 50 years. They have 10 grown children, 19 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Over the years, Dr. Carpenter and Arlene have enjoyed attending many of the special events in the Seattle area and have loved being involved in their family’s extra curricular activitie and sports.
• American Dental Association
• Washington Dental Association
• Seattle King County Dental Society
Committed to Education
Dr. Carpenter earned his Bachelor's Degree from Carroll College in Helena, Montana in 1963, and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington in 1967. He later taught at UW School of Dentistry in the Restorative Department. Dr. Carpenter received additional training in the U.S. Army where he also served as a dentist from 1967 – 1969 on active duty. Dr. Carpenter continued his service to our country in the U.S. Army reserve from 1969 – 1993, retiring as a Colonel. During 1991, his unit, Madigan General Hospital, was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm.
Service to the Community
Since 2007, Dr. Carpenter has been working with the Auburn School district nurses to provide emergency dental treatment for children who do not have dental coverage. The Adopt-a-School program is an extension of the Washington State Dental Association and the Washington Oral Health Foundation. Dr. Carpenter is the network coordinator for the Adopt-a-School program in the Auburn area; he has recruited ten dentists to help provide emergency care for students. His staff also assists the WOHF by going to the elementary schools and giving oral health presentations to students.
Dr. Carpenter feels strongly about helping his patients achieve optimum oral health and improve their smiles. He wants his patients to fully understand their dental conditions, so they can make a well informed decision with treatment. Dr. Carpenter is happy to explain treatment options and answer any questions you may have.