Dr. Kanter completed his undergraduate studies with Honors at Drexel University, formerly Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities in Philadelphia in 1990 with a B.S. in Emergency Medical Services Administration. Dr. Kanter was certified as an EMT-Paramedic in 1988 and worked in this capacity at several regional hospital based Paramedic Units including Paoli Hospital Medic 92, Bryn Mawr Hospital Medic 109, and Delaware County Memorial Hospital Medic 103. In 1994 he received the D.M.D. degree from Temple University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Kanter received an unprecedented number of awards during dental school, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Award, The Arthur Gage Award, awarded to the graduating fourth year student with the highest National Dental Board Examination Part I and II scores, The American Academy of Oral Medicine Award, The American Academy of Oral Pathology Award, The Temple University School of Dentistry Faculty Prize, The Quintessence Publication Research Award, and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which is the national dental honor society.
In May of 1992 Dr. Kanter was sent to represent Temple University School of Dentistry at the American Dental Association national meeting, in Orlando, Florida, to present his 1st place award-winning presentation entitled “Modalities of Osseous Augmentation in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery”. After graduation from dental school, he completed his residency specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Temple University Hospital from 1994 through 1998 where he served as Chief Resident from 1997 to 1998.
Dr. Kanter is Associate Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine / Hahneman Hospital in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Dentistry at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Kanter is double board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and also the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Kanter and his wife, Deirdre, a critical care and recovery room nurse, have three young children. In his spare time Dr. Kanter is an accomplished outdoorsman and fly-fisherman, having fly fished across North America from the Yukon Territory and the western United States to Nova Scotia, and is also an avid motorsports enthusiast.