You’re Going to Love Dr. Emily Carter

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Dr. Emily Carter

Dr. Carter attended Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa where she met her husband, Noah. She then went on to graduate from the University of Kansas with honors and a degree in Human Biology.

Following college, Dr. Carter attended dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She graduated summa cum laude and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She was also awarded the Public Health award for her efforts to improve care for indigent and underserved populations. She was inducted into the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which is limited to the top five percent of a graduating dental class.

Upon completion of her dental training, she was accepted into residency at the UT Health Science Center at Houston where she received a Master of Dental Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics.

Dr. Emily Carter


Dr. Carter takes an active role in meeting and exceeding the standards of her profession. She is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Association, and the Tulsa County Dental Society.

Dr. Carter gives back to the community through her work with Catholic Charities, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Emergency Infant Services.

Emily and her husband, Noah, live in Tulsa with their four children, Liv, Rowan, Finn, and Lael,  and their dog, Yoyo. Dr. Carter loves spending time with family and friends. She loves the outdoors, reading, riding horses, and supporting local charities, schools, and businesses.


“I have the opportunity to work with wonderful people. I get to work with Dr. Higgins, and I love that each day brings new patients into our office — new friends for us to make.”

– Dr. Emily Carter

“I’ve seen the impact that good smile can have on someone’s life.

When someone feels good about their smile, they’re more likely to share it with others.”

– Dr. Emily Carter
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Dr. Higgins

“Dr. Higgins and I both wanted a partner, and we were just so fortunate to be able to find one another. We share all the same values, and we have very similar treatment philosophies. So what that means for our practice is that our patients are going to get great, consistent care.”

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Carter & Higgins Orthodontics

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At Carter & Higgins Orthodontics, our goal is to serve our patients and their families — not just their teeth. We take our time with every single patient, to ensure that you get the best possible care.

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