Dr. Cheryl Carlton, a native of Mount Carmel, Illinois, graduated from Mac Murray College in 1994 majoring in both Chemistry and Biology. Dr. Carlton received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1998 from Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD). She went on to continue her education in Preventive and Community Dentistry, receiving a Certificate from IUSD in 1999. While studying to receive her certificate, she was a pre-clinical instructor in the areas of complete denture, fixed prosthodontics, and oral radiology.
Dr. Carlton practiced dentistry in both Warsaw and Granger, Indiana before joining Goshen Family Dentistry in 2004.
She enjoys studying the latest that dentistry has to offer in order to keep on the cutting edge in the many different disciplines. Dr. Carlton is artistically talented and has taken many cosmetic dental classes including a hands-on live patient course at the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (Pac-Live). She strives to make sure her patients are comfortable. One way she achieves this is through Oral Sedation. Dr. Carlton has received additional training for this discipline through DOCS Education.
Over the years, it has been a privilege to use her profession to give back where she can. Dr. Carlton has participated in the Smiles for Life Foundation’s Annual Campaign to raise money for sick and underprivileged children. In 2002, Dr. Carlton was recognized for helping to raise over $20,000 for the Smiles for Life Foundation. The American Dental Association sponsored, Give Kids a Smile Program is another way Dr. Carlton has been able to help the under-served children in our community. Through the Donated Dental Services Program, Dr. Carlton has been able to work with handicapped adults to help with their dental needs.
While Dr. Carlton is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and two adorable children. Dr. Carlton is active in her church. She has served on several committees over the years. Currently she is on the Stewardship Committee. Occasionally she will play in the orchestra or sing in the choir. Since 2010, she has been serving on the Alumni Board at her college, Mac Murray College. Where she is Co-Chair of the Awards Committee. Dr. Carlton is also a member of the Board of Directors for Greencroft Communities – Goshen Campus. You can often find her at the local arts and crafts stores, planning her next creation. She loves doing anything artsy from painting, knitting, flower arranging, to cake decorating. In the summer, you will find her outdoors gardening or playing with the kids.
Dr. Carlton is accepting new patients. She would love to meet you to discuss your dental concerns.