About Dr. Terry
Ronald E. Terry
Years practicing: 30 years
Years in current practice: 14 years
My Commitment to Patients
“I truly appreciate each and every patient. I always want them to have the best care that’s available for their situation. I strive to provide the same level of care and technology offered in a big-city dental practice. My goal is to provide every patient with high-quality treatment, attentive service, and genuinely kind and friendly care.”
Why did you choose your field? I am a second generation dentist. My father was an excellent dentist and he taught me dentistry. I worked with him in his office and watched him help people and wanted to be just like him.
What about it did you find compelling? The pain people experienced, those that suffered from poor dental health and the gratitude they felt when they were helped to relieve their pain.
What do you most enjoy about it now? Variety of services that I can provide which not only alleviate pain but also promote good overall health and appearance.
How would you characterize your style of patient interaction or philosophy of care? Gentle, Caring and Fun. I tell funny stories and humorous anecdotes.
What do you hope to give your patients? A healthy smile. Pain free dentistry, quality dental care, The benefits, options and possibilities of what they can do to improve their smile.
What is your best quality as a practitioner? I can make them feel comfortable in a dental office. I have a kind, gentle manner that will immediately put them at ease.
How does that help you in your job each day? Gives me purpose since most people are very fearful to even walk into the dental office. It is my goal to make it easy
What are your personal interests and/or community involvements? Music-I am learning to read music and I play guitar, I enjoy art and drawing.
DMD: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, Newark, NJ BS: Cum Laude, Biology major, Chemistry minor, North Carolina Central University, American Dental Association
Community Involvement: Health Fair Dental Screenings, Head Start Program, Petersburg Department of Health, Give Kids A Smile program, MOM projects (Mission of Mercy) and Donated Dental program.