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Dr. Michael C. Courter

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With nearly 40 years of dedicated experience in dentistry so far, Dr. Courter has a lot to offer when it comes to improving oral health and helping smiles shine. As a Midland native, he goes above and beyond to support his neighbors and exceed expectations throughout every treatment. Oral healthcare isn’t just a profession for him – it’s a hobby as well!

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Courter, keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

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While in school, Dr. Courter was always passionate about biology and chemistry. He ended up taking an aptitude test while in junior high, and dentistry/medicine was recommended as one of the top occupations that would suit his interests best. When he reached high school, he got the opportunity to visit Baylor College of Dentistry and immediately fell in love with all of the interesting technology and instruments being used there. The rest, they say, is history!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

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After completing his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech, Dr. Courter attended dental school at the UT Health Science Center Dental School, graduating in 1979. After graduation, he immediately returned to his hometown and started his private practice. As for continuing education, he has extensively studied the concepts of occlusion, facial pain, and full mouth reconstruction. In particular, he attended state-of-the-art training in orthodontics so as to help patients overcome TMJ/occlusion problems. Today, he has over 1,200 hours of CE under his belt, mostly focused on orthodontics, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Courter is also a member of the following prestigious organizations:

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

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Dr. Courter and his wife Shelley just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary, and their family consists of five sons, four grandsons, and three granddaughters. They enjoy spending lots of time at the farm in Childress, at Lake Brownwood, and in Ruidoso. His other hobbies include scuba diving, fly fishing, hunting, and playing golf. He’s also a private pilot – in fact, one of his patients taught him how to fly!

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