Dr. Tom Carr grew up in Canyon, Texas. He attended West Texas State University beginning in 1978, majored in chemistry, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. He was accepted into the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston that same year and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from there in 1986.
In addition to providing compassionate general dentistry to patients 15 and over, Dr. Carr specializes in complex full-mouth surgery and reconstruction in conjunction with Panhandle Dental's in-house prosthetics lab.
Dr. Carr has performed more than 3,000 complex rehabilitation cases that have yielded beautiful, predictable results that his patients have described as "excellent", "wonderful", "life-changing", and even "life-saving!"
Jeff Alexander, Certified Dental Technician, was born in Liberal, Kansas and grew up in Plains, Kansas. He graduated from Southwestern Heights High School in 1993 and then attended Dodge City Community college for one year. From there, he transferred to West Texas A&M University, majored in environmental science, and worked part-time in a dental lab in Amarillo.
Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, Jeff then enrolled in the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he graduated at the top of his class, receiving his Certified Dental Technician status in Complete Dentures in 2000.
Jeff returned to Amarillo where he worked at an in-house dental lab until he and Dr. Carr opened Panhandle Dental in the spring of 2004. He now builds dental prosthetics in Panhandle Dental's in-house dental lab.
Christina Perdue, Registered Dental Hygienist, was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas where she graduated from Tascosa High School. While a student in the Dental Hygiene Program at Amarillo College, Christina received the school's Clinical Excellence Award and was also recognized by the Wyatt Indigent Healthcare Program of Northwest Texas Hospital for Outstanding Performance in Promoting Dental Healthcare.
She received an Assoicate's Degree in Applied Science from Amarillo College in 2005, and received her Registered Dental Hygienist License as well as Nitrous Oxide Administration Certification from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners that same year.
Christina has been Panhandle Dental's only hygienist on staff since her employment there which began in 2005 as an Amarillo dentist.