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Eric R Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Academic Appointment:

Professor and Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Residency Program Director



Contact Info

Primary Location

Eric R. Carlson MD, PC
1930 Alcoa Highway, Suite A-335
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 305-9022
Fax: (865) 305-9026

Honors, Societies & Professional Organizations

  • The William F. Harrigan Award 2003
  • Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award – University of Tennessee Medical Center 2006
  • Community Service Award – American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2001
  • AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award - 2014
  • William F. Harrigan Society
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association
  • Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Get To Know Me


Clinical Interests:

Oral/head and neck tumor surgery Salivary gland surgery Osteonecrosis of the jaws

Research Interests:

The molecular aspects of oral/head and neck cancer: identification of HPV in oral cancer.
PET/CT scanning for the workup and staging of oral/head and neck cancer.
Gene up-regulation and down-regulation in oral/head and neck cancer.

Education & Training

  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


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  • Carlson ER, Ord RA (eds), , Salivary gland pathology, diagnosis and management, 2008, Wiley Blackwell.
  • Carlson ER, Differential diagnosis and management of neck masses, chapter 25, 370-378, Laskin DM (ed): Clinician’s Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 4th edition, 2010, Quintessence.
  • Carlson ER, Diagnosis and management of salivary gland infections. 21: 293-312, Turner M, Glickman R (eds): Salivary Gland Infections. , 2009, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.
  • Carlson ER, Campbell J:, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, Fonseca R, Turvey T, Marciani R (eds). Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2008, St. Louis, Elsevier.
  • Carlson ER, Basile JD, The role of surgical resection in the management of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws. 67:85-95, J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2009, .

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