Dr. Terry Bartholomew II
Dr. Bartholomew is a Mansfield, Ohio native. After finishing his undergraduate requirements at the Ohio State University (OSU) in 3 years he went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at OSU in 1994.
He is currently a member of several dental organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), the Central Ohio Dental Society (CODS), the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and Six Month Smiles (SMS).
He holds the only associate fellowship in laser dentistry (www.waterlasedentistry.com/video.php) through WCLI in all of Mansfield and Richland County and is working on his accreditation in cosmetic dentistry with the AACD. Accreditation is a rigorous three-part process that requires candidates to pass a written exam, submit several cases and then pass an oral board examination. Presently there is not an ADA recognized specialty in cosmetic dentistry. However, in 1984 the AACD was formed by a group of forward-thinking individuals, dedicated to continuing education in the rapidly evolving field of cosmetic dentistry since the true art of cosmetic dentistry was not being taught in the dental schools. The AACD developed a credentialing process for cosmetic dentistry, which has become the standard of excellence in the field (www.aacd.com).
Cosmetic dentistry is not a sideline for Dr. Bartholomew it's his passion. Most general dentists will dabble in some cosmetic dentistry from time to time. Dr. Bartholomew does cosmetic dentistry everyday and has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures. His philosophy is that the more you practice anything the better you become at it. Cosmetic dentistry is not only a science but an art and has become second nature to Dr. Bartholomew.