Meet Carla Webb, DMD
Endodontist in Sarasota, FL
“My favorite thing about dental school was the relationships I had with my patients. I remember how they’d share their stories with me and how much they made me feel trusted. From an older gentleman who told me about his time as a ball turret gunner in World War II, to Ms. Shirley who threatened to “have a talk” with one of my professors who was a tough cookie and tormented us as young dental students. All of my patients gave me love and they gave me strength. As most dentists will tell you, dental school was one of the most trying times in our lives. And most of us would rather “have a root canal” than ever have to repeat those years! (Sorry for the dental humor, but in all seriousness, despite what most people think, root canals are NOT painful, and they actually relieve the pain that one feels when a root canal is needed.)
That time in my life was when I learned that I loved taking care of people and helping them maintain a healthy smile. If someone had asked me in college why I wanted to be a dentist, I’d have said something like that. What I didn’t realize back then is that helping someone ‘maintain a healthy smile’ has a lot more to do with connection than it does with the ‘nuts and bolts’ techniques of a dental procedure. Any root canal specialist should and would perform a perfect root canal.
Don’t get me wrong, teeth are important for many reasons, one of the most important reasons being to smile! But I don’t tend to treat just teeth. There’s a person behind every smile and each person has his or her joys and challenges. You never know who may need a kind word or a gentle pat on the back, and even the happiest camper can use the extra encouragement to keep spirits running high. Helping another human being feel like the most important person in the world in that moment, THAT’S where the true satisfaction of being a root canal specialist comes in for me.
So, every single day that I walk into my office, I’m grateful for the opportunity to make those human connections. I hope I can help each of my patients maintain that healthy smile deep inside his or her heart, where it really counts. They certainly help me maintain mine!”
Dr. Carla Webb has been practicing endodontics since 2003. She grew up in McComb, Mississippi and attended Millsaps College in Jackson, MS where she lettered in women’s basketball all four years. During her time at Millsaps, she received the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year Award and All-American honors. After college, Dr. Webb pursued and completed her dental degree at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry where she was inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and was the recipient of the Association of Endodontists Award, the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award, the WaterPik Prosthodontic Award, and the AmSouth Bank Scholarship for academic achievement. She then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts earning her certificate in endodontics.
After owning and operating a successful, state of the art practice in Flowood, Mississippi for 13 years, Dr. Webb relocated to Florida in 2016. On July 9, 2018, Dr. Webb purchased the practice of Dr. Hans Salheiser, with whom she shares a common philosophy and vision. She is very happy to continue the tradition set by Dr. Salheiser, providing personal, quality treatment combining precision and comfort.
Dr. Webb is a board-certified endodontist who spends many hours each year networking with colleagues and participating in continuing education activities to remain current in her field.
Dr. Webb is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, American College of Dentists, Florida Association of Endodontists, Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association, the Sarasota County Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She was a founding member of the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists and is a Past President of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry Alumni Association.
Dr. Webb is the proud mom of two young children. When she is not taking care of patients, she enjoys playing with her kids, experiencing the many natural resources Florida has to offer, and seeking new adventures with her family.