Dr. Perri Carnes grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1987 from the University of Louisville. He then completed a hospital-based general practice residency in 1988 at University Hospital in Louisville. After practicing general dentistry for seven years, he returned to school and received his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Louisville in 1997.
Between 1995 and 1997, Dr. Carnes was a clinical instructor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He was a Dental Clinical Director for the Outwood Adult Handicapped Facility between 1990 and 1995 and is also a published author.
He resides in Denver with his wife, Dr. Cathy Carnes, and they have three children, Hannah, Olivia and Sam.