Beginning with the establishment of Dr. Robert A. Carl's practice in 1965, the Carl family has practiced dentistry in Lodi for over 50 years. Dr. Michael Carl graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry and completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. He served as a Major in the U.S. Army until joining his father's practice in 1986. He and his wife Kelly have been married for 40 years and have 5 sons, Dr. Justin Carl, Dr. Jacob Carl, Dr. Jordan Carl, LT. Joey Carl and his youngest son, Jarett, a senior in college. Dr. Carl enjoys skiing, biking and spending time with his family. Dr. Carl is a fellow in the International Dental Implant Association and a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, San Joaquin County Dental Association. Dr. Carl has served as a volunteer at St. Raphael's Dental Clinic and the annual event, Give Kids A Smile and CDA Cares in Stockton.
Dr. Carl has coached sports in Lodi for over 25 years through Lodi Parks and Recreation and the Diocese of Stockton CYO Basketball program. He served as Vice-President of the San Joaquin Junior Rams Football program and a board member for 5 years. Additionally, he has coached at various levels of youth football. Dr. Carl enjoys announcing football at St. Mary's High School.
As part of his continuing commitment to community outreach, Dr. Carl and his sons designed and implemented a program, KampKinder Smiles, which provides Kindergarten Oral Health Screenings to children with special needs in the school setting. KampKinder Smiles was launched in June of 2011 and successfully completed its 8th year in June 2018.
Proudly, Dr. Carl has welcomed two of his sons, Justin and Jordan, into the dental profession. Justin, a graduate of St. Mary's High School and San Diego State University, received his D.D.S. degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthrur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Justin is a LT. Commander in the U.S. Navy and completed a General Practice Residency at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. In the summer of 2015 Justin completed his forward deployed tour of duty in Yokosuka, Japan on the USS George Washington. Justin is Chief Resident at Balboa Naval Hospital in the Department of Oral Surgery. Upon graduation, Justing will be stationed in Washington. Jordan, also a graduate of St. Mary's High School and San Diego State University, graduated from Midwestern Health Sciences University in Glendale, AZ., in May 2018. Jordan practices in Corinth, Texas.