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A present day photo of Dr. LeRoy Carson


This is a tribute to our Founder

... and a great man.

Dr. LeRoy ... A Living Legacy

Over the last 50 years, Dr. LeRoy Carson has made a huge difference in thousands of people's lives, not just his patients, but to people of all ages in the communities he has served.

He is loved by his staff and his sons: Derek and Tyrel. As the founding partner of Carson & Acasio, Derek carries on the family traditions and values with Dr. Michael Acasio.

Dr. LeRoy and his loving wife, Beverly

Dr. LeRoy was a guiding light, but he did it with the support of his loving wife, who he met while an undergraduate at UCLA.


Beverly was his office manager, and worked for decades behind and in front of the scenes, supporting her husband and taking care of patients.

When Derek was in college at Arizona State University, he had no idea where his career was going. Dad hoped he would become a dentist, but wanted him to follow his own path. Quite by accident in 1995, LeRoy asked Derek to come along for his training in Sleep Sedation. Without prodding, it was at that moment when Derek made the decision to go into dentistry.

In the 70's, Dr. LeRoy was practicing dentistry with a partner in an office directly across the street from our current building on Deodar Ave. A determined and self-made man, he wanted his own practice with a large and modern building. So he purchased 126 Deodar in 1980.

LeRoy has always been a leader and a good role model for his sons. He attended UCLA, received a Cum Laude scholarship, and was top in his class in his first year in dental school. During the Viet Nam war, he was a Captain in the Air Force and served as a dentist for two years in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Victorville, California.

While building his two dental practices … Carson & Carson Dentistry in Oxnard and Spanish Hills Dentistry in Camarillo … he also found/made time to coach football, basketball and baseball in youth programs in Camarillo and Oxnard.

Son, Derek, is quick to give his dad credit for mentoring him and providing him with the tools, skills and experience necessary to be a top-of-the-line dentist. “I am a much better dentist because of my dad. He and I tackled the most difficult dental problems, like implants, surgeries, root canals and fear. We’ve always been a caring, family dental practice.

He was an extremely hard worker, strived to keep patients happy, is overly friendly (likes to talk a lot), is smart like an engineer, has a great sense of community, wanted our practice to have the best technology available for our patients, and is kind and caring.

He’s a good dad and was a good boss … he treated his staff like family.”

After 53 years, thanks to Dr. LeRoy Carson, who is in the twilight of his career, the Carson family legacy lives on.

Licenses & Awards

Under Graduate:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) 1962 to 1965.


  • Dental School, Graduated Class of 1970 at UCLA to include a one year, one day per week training at the Marion Davies Children’s Clinic for the handicap.

Post Graduate:

  • United States Air Force Dental Corps, active duty as a Captain 1970 to 1972, training in hospital dentistry with rotating internship.

  • Clinical Straight Wire in Orthodontics 1977-1979.

  • Orange County Dental Orthopedic and Orthodontics study group from 1981-1983.

  • USC implant study group 1975-1977 under Dr. Leo Ward.

  • USC I.V. Sedation program 1995.

  • Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society study groups attending 1988 to the present-implant study group, periodontology 1984 to 1985.

  • Continuing Education, approximately up to 2000 hours total list of courses available upon request.

National and State Boards

  • California License to practice dentistry No. 21353. 1970.

  • California License for I.V. sedation No. 300. 1995.

  • National Boards of Dental Examiners 1970.

  • California State Board examination in office I.V. sedation evaluator 1995.

Professional Organizations

  • American Dental Association.

  • American Orthodontics Association.

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

  • Ventura County Dental Association.

  • California Society of Dental Anesthesiologists

Dental and Other Honors

  • Awarded Regent Scholar 1967 given to the top ranked student at the end of freshman year.

  • Graduated Cum Laude 1970 UCLA.

  • Inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon 1970. Top five ranked graduating students.

  • Mosby Scholarship award 1970.

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