Dr. Carson Cruise is a native of Natchez, Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Dentistry in Jackson. Dr. Cruise served on the Student Ethics Council for all four years of dental school and served as president of the council in his final year. After completing dental school, Dr. Cruise furthered his education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at UMMC, where he received additional training in working with patients with special health care needs, management of dento-facial trauma, and performing hospital dentistry.
Following his AEGD, Dr. Cruise moved to Richmond, Virginia to complete his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was awarded the position of Chief Resident.
In addition to his initial education and training, Dr. Cruise is proud to demonstrate his ongoing commitment to lifelong learning in pediatric dentistry by being Board Certified. As a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Cruise voluntarily completed extensive training and testing, and completed an oral examination to demonstrate his advanced knowledge and skills in the care of pediatric patients.
When he’s not making his patients smile and doling out crisp high fives at the office, Dr. Cruise and his wife, Laura, enjoy living the country life with their sons, Kellen and Cooper, and their poodle, Thumper. They have several American Quarter horses, raise registered American Brahman cattle, tend honey bees, and run a small commercial beef herd. They love being a part of the Shoals community and hope to see you soon.