The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair
Residency Program Director

Clinical Focus

Benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, head, and neck, salivary gland surgery, and reconstructive Surgery

Research Focus

Tumor doubling times

Education

Dental School
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1985

Medical School
University of Miami, 2000

Residency
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 2003

Fellowship
Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1990

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Published Books

Carlson ER, McDonald J, Nicolaievsky E (eds): The Luckiest Man: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Marx, DDS. Chicago: Quintessence, 2016.

Carlson ER, Ord RA (eds): Salivary gland pathology-Diagnosis and management, 2nd edition. Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Carlson ER, Ord RA (eds): Textbook and Color Atlas of Salivary Gland Pathology - Diagnosis and Management. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Fonseca R, Marciani R, Turvey T (eds); Barber D, Braun T, Carlson E, Costello BJ, Ruiz R, Scully (associate eds): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier, 2008.

Published Book Chapters

Carlson ER, Lam D: Pathology. In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review: A Study Guide. Hanover Park: Quintessence, Chapter 7, 195-273, 2015.

Carlson ER, Lee A: Submandibular gland excision. In: Kademani D, Tiwana P (eds), Carlson ER, Dierks E, Fattahi T, Finn R, Ghali GE, Herford A, Hughes P, Sinn D, Steed M, Ward B, Zuniga J (section editors): Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. St. Louis: Elsevier, Chapter 87, 896-910, 2015.

Carlson ER, Lee A: Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap. In Haggerty C, Laughlin R (eds): Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 51, 459-465, 2015.

Carlson ER, Kang E: Odontogenic and non-odontogenic cysts. In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Knowledge Update,Volume V.

Carlson ER, Ghali GE: Benign aggressive jaw tumors. In: Har-El G, Nathan CA, Day TA, Nguyen SA (eds): Head and Neck Surgery, Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited, chapter 24, 263-283, 2013.

Current Publications

Carlson ER.
Medical pimping versus the socratic method of teaching. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Kademani D, Woo B, Ward B, Fernandes R, Carlson E, Helman J, Ghali GE, Lambert P.
Oral/head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery fellowship training programs: Transformation of the specialty from 2005 to 2015: Report from the AAOMS committee on maxillofacial oncology and reconstructive surgery. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Carlson ER.
Lifelong learning and professional development. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 May;74(5):875-6. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

Carlson ER.
Malignant odontogenic tumors. (Short Survey) Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 May;74(5):877-878.

Schlieve T, Heidel RE, Carlson ER.
Second primary head and neck cancers after non-head and neck primary cancers. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Ord RA, Carlson ER.
Pediatric salivary gland malignancies. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2016 Feb;28(1):83-9.

Carlson ER, Ord RA.
Benign pediatric salivary gland lesions. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2016 Feb;28(1):67-81.

Carlson ER, Oreadi D, McCoy JM.
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and the keratocystic odontogenic tumor. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2015 Dec;73(12S):S77-S86.

Schaefferkoetter JD, Carlson ER, Heidel RE.
Can 3’-deoxy-3’-(18F) fluorothymidine (FLT) out-perform 2-deoxy-2-(18F) fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy in oral/head and neck cancer patients? Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery . 2015 Jul;73(7):1420-8. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Carlson ER.
Diagnosis and management of salivary lesions of the neck. Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America . 2015 Mar;23(1):49-61.

Carlson ER.
Strategic opportunism. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons . 2014 Oct;72(10):1874-5.

Carlson ER.
Response to the letter to the editor. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014 Sep;72(9):1641-3.

Lam D, Carlson ER.
The temporalis muscle flap and temporoparietal fascial flap. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2014 Aug;26(3):359-369.

Carlson ER.
We've come a long way, baby. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery . 2014 Jun;72(6):1035-6.

Carlson ER, Schlott BJ.
Anti-resorptive osteonecrosis of the jaws: Facts forgotten, questions answered, lessons learned. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2014 May;26(2):171-191.

Carlson ER, Gerard DA.
Commentary - Is the bone turnover of the jawbone and its possible oversuppression by bisphosphonates of etiological importance for the pathogenesis of the bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis? Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014 May;72(5):911-3.

Carlson ER.
Management of antiresorptive osteonecrosis of the jaws with primary surgical resection. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014 Apr;72(4):655-7.

Carlson ER.
Collective wisdom and multidisciplinary tumor boards. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014 Feb;72(2):235-6.

Gerard DA, Carlson ER, Gotcher JE, Pickett DO.
Early Inhibitory Effects of Zoledronic Acid in Tooth Extraction Sockets in Dogs Are Negated by Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014 Jan;72(1):61-6.

Carlson ER, Fleisher KE, Ruggiero SL.
Metastatic Cancer Identified in Osteonecrosis Specimens of the Jaws in Patients Receiving Intravenous Bisphosphonate Medications. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2013 Dec;71(12):2077-86.

Current Presentations

Carlson ER. Head and neck surgical pathology and reconstruction. Presented at Louisiana State University 43rd Annual Comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review Course (Invited Lecture); 2016 Nov 8; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Odontogenic tumors. Presented at Craniomaxillofacial Disorders and Solutions in Man and Animals (Invited Lecture); 2016 Nov 12; Los Angeles, CA.

Lakkakula V, Ehlers AC, Turner JF, Singh A, Carlson ER. Cervicofacial emphysema: A rare complication following nasotracheal intubation. Presented at 17th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference; 2016 Oct 13-15; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Screening for head and neck cancer - Management of early stage oral cancer. Presented at Big 4 Cancer Cancer Conference: Education for everyone, Research Prevention, Screening and Outcomes (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14; Knoxville, TN.

Carlson ER. Osteonecrosis of the Jaws - Update 2016. Presented at Tribute to the Chief - Dr. Guy A. Catone (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 1; Pittsburgh, PA.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER. The double mandibular osteotomy for vascular and tumor surgery of the parapharyngeal space. Pathology abstract session. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Principles of large tumor resections of the oral and maxillofacial region. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Update on the certificate of added qualifications in oral/head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER. Second primary head and neck cancer after non-head and neck index cancers. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Abstract Session (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Melanoma. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Best Save Competition (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Update on the resident surgical log. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Faculty Section Educational Program (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer in young people: Update in medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws - 2016. Presented at 8th Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lecture University of Illinois at Chicago (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 24; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Management of pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial region. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Recertification Bootcamp; 2016 Jun 4; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer in young people. Presented at Mark L. Wein Memorial Lecture University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 11; Miami, FL.

Carlson ER. Principles of large tumor resections: Oral cancer in young people. Presented at Conundrums in Oral and Maxillofacial Tumor Surgery (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 6-7; Washington, DC.

Buckley MR, McNally MM, Arnold JD, Grandas OH, Stevens SL, Goldman MH, Carlson ER, Freeman MB. Clinical outcomes of double mandibular osteotomy for exposure of skull based carotid artery pathology. Presented at Southern Association for Vascular Surgery; 2016 Jan 20-23; Cancun, Mexico.

Carlson ER. A clinicopathologic study of malignant odontogenic tumors. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Symposium: A Festschrift in honor of Dr. Robert Marx (Invited Lecture); 2015 Dec 12; Miami, FL.

Carlson ER. Tumor board discussions. Presented at Preconference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Resident surgical log. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty Educational Program, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Background and contemporary surgical management of ameloblastoma. Presented at Contemporary Management of Ameloblastoma: Bench to Bedside, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Margin analysis – salivary gland tumors. Presented at Clinical Interest Group on Pathology and Reconstructive Surgery Education Program, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Principles of large tumor resections of the oral and maxillofacial region. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Surgical treatment of MRONJ – assessing outcomes. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Gerard D, Carlson ER, Slocum K. Odontogenic ameloblast-associated protein expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions & Exhibition; 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER. Salivary gland malignancy- Tumor board. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions & Exhibition; 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer: Management of the neck. Presented at North American S.O.R.G. Academy Training Series: Pathology and reconstruction of the head and neck; 2015 May 1-3; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis. Presented at North American S.O.R.G. Academy Training Series: Pathology and reconstruction of the head and neck; 2015 May 1-3; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Diagnosis and management of the pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial patient. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recertification Review Boot Camp; 2015 May 29 - Jun 1; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Pathology of the head and neck. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recertification Review Boot Camp; 2015 May 29 - Jun 1; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Human papilloma virus and oral cancer. Presented at Greater Kansas City Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Invited Lectureship); 2015 Apr 2; Kansas City, MO.

Gold L, Carlson ER, Williams TP. Surgical management of several significant odontogenic epithelial tumors with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER. Surgical management of several significant odontogenic mesenchymal and mixed mesenchymal/epithelial tumors with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER. Atypia/Carcinoma in situ and oral carcinoma with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER. Surgical management pearls of fibro-osseous diseases with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER, Williams TP. Surgical management of oral and extraoral salivary gland tumors with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Current thinking and treatment pearls of medications-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Presented at Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Meeting; 2015 Apr 16-19; Scottsdale, AZ.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws: Update 2015. Presented at Emory University Medical Center Robert Bays Endowed Lecture (Invited Lectureship); 2015 Mar 11; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Surgical oncology and reconstruction report. Presented at Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Editorial Board Meeting (Invited Lectureship); 2015 Mar 28-29; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Tumor of mandible: Tumor board case presentation. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; 2014 Sep 8-13; Honolulu, HI.

Carlson ER. Contemporary surgical management of parotid tumors. Presented at North American Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group Academy; 2014 Jul 16; Seattle, WA.

Carlson ER. Diagnosis and management of pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial patient. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Recertification Review Boot Camp; 2014 Jun 7-9; Rosemont, IL.

Carlson ER. Update in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Presented at Tennessee Dental Association; 2014 May 8-10; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Stabilization and reconstruction of facial gunshot wounds. Presented at Tennessee Dental Association; 2014 May 8-10; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Update on bishopsphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws - 2014. Presented at Tennessee Dental Association; 2014 May 8-10; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. The surgical management of oral and maxillofacial pathology. Presented at Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Educational Symposium; 2014 Apr 2; Westbrook, CT.

Carlson ER. Essential pathology and medicine for your contemporary practice. Presented at Edward C. Hinds Symposium on Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; 2014 Apr 25-26; Houston, TX.

Carlson ER. Management of fibro-osseous lesions - Background and contemporary surgical management. Presented at American Association for Dental Research Annual Session; 2014 Mar 19-22; Charlotte, NC.

Carlson ER. Management of fibro-osseous lesions - Background and contemporary surgical management. Presented at American Association for Dental Research Annual Session; 2014 Mar 19-22; Charlotte, NC.

Carlson ER. Update in oral cancer - A new disease? Presented at Dental Clinic Club of Philadelphia; 2014 Jan 15; Philadelphia, PA.

Carlson ER. Update in anti-resorptive osteonecrosis of the jaws. Presented at Dental Clinic Club of Philadelphia; 2014 Jan 15; Philadelphia, PA.

Carlson ER. Administrative mock site visit: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Presented at Nova Southeastern University; 2013 Dec 16; Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Carlson ER. Oral and maxillofacial pathology: The surgical management of oral and maxillofacial pathology consultant. Presented at William Beaumont Army Medical Center Visiting Professorship; 2013 Dec 6; El Paso, TX.

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