Dr. Terry Blanks Jr. was born in Georgia; however,
he moved to Daytona Beach, Florida to attend Bethune-Cookman College
in 1961. After graduating from Bethune-Cookman College in 1966 with
a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, he received his Doctorate
of Dental Surgery from Howard University College Of Dentistry Washington
D.C. in 1970.
After graduating, Dr. Blanks entered the United
States Public Health Service to serve an internship in Comprehensive
Dentistry at the United States Public Service Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts.
After completing the internship Dr. Blanks entered the United States
Coast Guard and was stationed at the Coast Guard Base, Boston Massachusetts.
In 1973 Dr. Blanks entered into private practice in Boston, Massachusetts
and became a Major in the United States Army Reserves. In addition he
became a part-time assistant professor at Boston University Of Dentistry.
In 1982 Dr. Blanks moved to Florida and began his
practice in Deland, Florida. Dr. Blanks is a Master in the Academy Of
General Dentistry. He is a fellow in the International Congress Of Oral
Implantology. He has also completed The Misch International Implant
Institute Prosthetic Program and has completed training in IV Conscious
Sedation. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy
of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, Central Florida District
Dental Association, Volusia-Flagler Dental Association and the West
Volusia Study Group.
Dr. Blanks, along with his wife Beaulah, is an
active member in the Bethel AME Church of Deland. In his spare time
Dr. Blanks enjoys traveling, motorcycling and flying.