Dr Carlson began her tenure at UT in 2014 as Clinical Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Upon completion of specialty training in 1980, she served as staff prosthodontist at the VA Medical Center Houston for two years. Dr Carlson entered and maintained a private practice in prosthodontics in Houston for twenty-five years. She expatriated to Malaysia in 2008 where she began her teaching career as Lecturer in Prosthodontics at the National University. The focus of her interest is undergraduate clinical and pre-clinical education in prosthodontics.