A native Floridian from Sarasota, Dr. Carey attended Florida State University as an undergraduate on a football scholarship. He also graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta and did postgraduate training in dentistry at Indiana University, where he specialized in the dental treatment of medically and emotionally disabled children. Dr. Carey continued his training during his internship and residency at James Whitcomb Riley Pediatric Hospital in Indianapolis.
Dr. Carey is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a fellow of the American Orthodontic Society. He has authored several articles about the dental treatment of children with medical complications.
Dr. Carey established this practice in 1974. He now enjoys semi-retirement leaving the practice in good hands with Dr. Bart, his son, and Dr. Jones, our board certified orthodontist.
Dr. Carey has two children: Dr. Shannon Carey, a veterinarian practicing in Phoenix, Arizona; and Dr. Bart Carey, also a children’s dentist, who joined the practice in 2003.
Dr. Jim is now semi-retired, but we love it when he visits the office and sees patients!