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Carter Bruett

Carter Bruett, DDS, MEd

Languages spoken: English, Hawaiian, Spanish

Academic Office Information

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Dr. Carter Bruett (he/him/they/them) received his B.S., M.Ed. and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Utah. He then set off to New York City where he was trained in oral and maxillofacial pathology at New York Presbyterian/Queens in collaboration with Weill-Cornell Medicine, and New York University Langone Health. Returning to the University of Utah, he now is a full time academic dentist teaching at the School of Dentistry and seeing patients with clinical oral pathology needs through the University faculty practice. Dr. Bruett's research interests include exploring the mechanisms and management of Sjögren Syndrome, investigating the impact of chronic autoimmune conditions on the oral mucosa, identifying novel characteristics of the mechanisms of head and neck pathologies, and improving clinical treatment options for oral mucous membrane diseases such as dysplasia, lichen planus, and burning mouth syndrome/oral neuropathies.

Education History

Internship/Residency New York Presbyterian Queens
University of Utah
Doctoral Training University of Utah
University of Utah

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bruett CT, Roark S, Reich RF, Freedman PD (2023). CD1a is Not Effective in Distinguishing Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumor from Amyloid-Rich Central Odontogenic Fibroma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol.
  2. Bruett CT, Trump BG, Adams DR, Halpern LR (2020). Orofacial Granulomatosis: A Case Treated with Azithromycin Pulse Therapy, Review of the Literature and an Algorithm for Diagnosis. IDCases, 21(e00924).
  3. Hanson GR, McMillan S, Mower K, Bruett CT, Duarte L, Koduri S, Pinzon L, Warthen M, Smith K, Meeks H, Trump B (2019). Comprehensive oral care improves treatment outcomes in male and female patients with high-severity and chronic substance use disorders. J Am Dent Assoc, 150(7), 591-601. (Read full article)