Dr. Terry C. Blanks Jr. was born in Rebecca, Georgia. After graduating from high school in 1961, he moved to Daytona Beach, Florida to attend Bethune-Cookman College. In 1966, he graduated 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 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After discharge in 1973, Dr. Blanks entered The United States Army Reserves as a Major. And he also entered private practice in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, he became a part-time assistant Professor at Boston University School of Graduated Dentistry.
In 1982, Dr. Blanks received an honorable discharge from The United States Army Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and moved to Florida and began his private 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, and the Volusia Flager Dental Association.
Dr. Blanks, along with his wife Beaulah, is an active member at Bethel AME Church in Deland Florida. In his spare time, Dr. Blanks enjoys playing the electric bass guitar and flying private airplanes. He is an Instrument rated private pilot. He also enjoys traveling and riding his motorcycle.