Peter Franco, DMD, FACS

Hailing from the Empire State, Dr. Peter Franco is a 3rd generation doctor in his family. Dr. Franco earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York where he received The Rev. Robert D. Cloney, S.J. Memorial Award which is given annually to one outstanding graduating Chemistry major. He went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Franco finished TUSDM at the top of his class after receiving numerous awards and scholarships and taking honored courses including Deans List for academic achievement on the National Boards and the Thomas B. Hunt Endowed Scholarship for continued outstanding academic performance.

After graduation, Dr. Franco returned to New York City for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the prestigious New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center program.  During his residency he was trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery (wisdom teeth extractions and comprehensive dental implant placement), head and neck pathology and reconstruction, bone grafting and orthognathic surgery. After his residency, Dr. Franco completed a fellowship at Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery under Dr. Brian Farrell participating in hundreds of complex orthognathic and reconstructive surgeries. It was during his fellowship year that he and his wife fell in love with the Carolinas.

Dr. Franco has co-authored numerous book chapters, posters and journal articles both nationally and internationally with a range of topics from dentoalveolar surgery to jaw surgery and reconstruction with bone grafting and immediate dental implants. Additionally, he has lectured on oral and maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction across the United States.  Dr. Franco continues to operate on the cutting edge of oral and maxillofacial surgery using virtual surgical planning and medical modeling to treatment plan and perform the planned surgery on a computer prior to the actual operation.

As part of Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery Dr. Franco performs dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, bone grafting, dental implants, oral pathology and facial trauma, as well as other surgical procedures.

In his free time, Dr. Franco enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara, and together exploring all that the southeast has to offer from the mountains to the beaches.


  • Bachelors of Science (BS – Chemistry) – Fordham University – Bronx, NY
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) – Tufts University – Boston, MA
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency – New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center – New York, NY
  • Fellowship in Orthognathic Reconstructive Surgery – Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery – Charlotte, NC

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