Meet Timothy L. Carpenter, DMD

Dr. Timothy CarpenterTimothy L. Carpenter, DMD, has established himself as one of the most caring & skilled dentists in Poway. His passion for dentistry & strong ethics truly show in the way he treats his patients & team. He takes great pride in his work & strives to make every patient feel comfortable during their visit. This has earned him a reputation of being gentle, detail oriented & compassionate.

Dr. Carpenter was born & raised in Oregon, where he also completed his undergraduate & dental education. After completing a residency in Idaho, he & his wife moved to California to be closer to family & enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor opportunities the state has to offer. He loves serving his patients & would be happy to meet with you to help you achieve your dental goals.

Education & Training

After graduating magna cum laude with Honors from the University of Oregon, Dr. Carpenter went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree with Honors from the Oregon Health & Science University. While in dental school, he served as the student body president & earned the Outstanding Student Loader award from the American College of Dentists & the Great Interest & Accomplishment award from the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. Rather than entering immediately into practice, he chose to complete an additional year of post-doctoral training, enhancing his skills in all aspects of general dentistry, including surgical & cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Carpenter continues to dedicate himself to advancing his skills by completing hours of continuing education coursework & advanced training every year, with an emphasis on implant & restorative dentistry. Dr. Carpenter is also a strong believer in giving back & has done volunteer dentistry abroad in the Philippines & numerous free dental care events in the local community, including San Diego Stand Down & Give Kids A Smile.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Carpenter is an active member of several prestigious professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego County Dental Society
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society

Personal Life

Dr. Carpenter and his family.


Outside of doing dentistry, Dr. Carpenter loves spending time with his wife, two children & their dog.  He loves hiking, photography & exploring all the outdoor recreational opportunities California has to offer.

If you are looking for exceptional care from an experienced, caring dentist in Poway, then please contact Wellness Dental to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpenter today.

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