Dr. Bertolini has been practicing dentistry since 1977 and his practice has been located in the Canton area since 1980. After serving in the Vietnam War, as a medic and a dental technician, he returned to school to study dentistry. He then graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. Then in 1994, he earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has completed a five-year Orthodontic training course of study and has 30+ years experience in all aspects of Orthopedics and Orthodontics.
His desire is to be the best dentist he can be and to constantly strive to give his patients the best care possible. To that end, he is a perpetual student of the science and techniques of dentistry. Dr. Bertolini loves restoring smiles. He does not use an in-house ‘crown-while-you-wait’ machine because he feels that the crowns they create are not up to his exacting standards as far as fit, color, contour, and ultimately value for his patients. He is continuously striving to better his techniques and approaches to dental challenges.
Dr. Bertolini has vast and varied experience in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Did you know that Dr. Bertolini is a pioneer in the use of cosmetic bonded composite and has had a metal-filling-free practice since 1984?
He and his Team are able to handle the simplest to the most complicated cosmetic smile makeover. On any given day his office may do orthodontics, whitening, sophisticated bonding, veneering, implants and also crown and bridge work. Every time you have a procedure done by Dr. B & his Team you can be sure you are receiving the best material and it is being done with the best techniques!
Dr. Bertolini and his Team would love to show you their smile gallery. They are very adept at and truly enjoy giving you the smile you’ve always wanted!
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
Blessed Saint Mother Teresa
Dr. Bertolini is a general dentist who has dedicated much of his 30+ year career on full mouth rehabilitation where health, function and optimum esthetics are the end goal. If you are a patient of Dr. Bertolini, you know that you are family and are treated as such. His maximum effort and care are put into everything he does for you!
Schools and Diplomas
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
Case Western Reserve University
Doctor of Dental Surgery
United States Dental Institute
Completed five-year Orthodontic program
Fellow of The Academy of General Dentistry
Completed fellowship in 1994
American Dental Association
Ohio Dental Association
Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
Stark County Dental Society
Canton-Akron-Cleveland Orthodontic Study Club
Seattle Study Club
What does the FAGD stand for after Dr. Bertolini’s title?
Dr. Bertolini is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists who are dedicated to professional development and continuing education. All AGD members must remain current with advances in the profession to provide quality patient treatment. These members challenge themselves to learn more so they can provide their patients with the highest quality of care.
Dr. Bertolini has been awarded the prestigious Fellowship distinction in the Academy of General Dentistry. This required Dr. Bertolini to complete a minimum of 500 hours of FAGD- approved continuing education credits and the passage of a comprehensive 400-question examination that covers all aspects of dentistry. He also had to be a current member, in good standing, of the AGD for three consecutive years. This distinction is held by less than 7% of all dentists.
Dr. Bertolini follows a lifelong pursuit of postgraduate dental science education to provide the highest quality dental care to his patients. With 1000’s of hours of continuing education credits, his patients can be certain that every procedure he does has a solid scientific basis to it.
Why is this important to you? It is important because it means that with every procedure he does, he bumps that kind of knowledge into it! His maximum effort and care are put into everything he does.
Dr. Bertolini’s interests
Dr. Bertolini has been married for 40 years and has 2 children and 7 grandchildren.
He is the eternal student in his life-long pursuit to better his techniques and approaches to dental challenges. Dr. Bertolini loves restoring smiles. His background, not only in education but in life experiences, sets him apart. From working terrazzo as a boy and young man to the military experience in health care and the God-given talent that he knows is not given to all. He is very good with his hands and instruments and at intuiting what to do in a specific case. He is very adaptable and good at devising ways to do things better. And he has lots of energy to do it all.
Dr. Bertolini enjoys competitive running. If you run in any local races (in NE Ohio) – you’ll probably see him! You may even see his children, their spouses & some of his grandchildren running also- it’s a family affair 🙂
He spends his free time reading and learning about nutrition and its relationship to your total health. If you are interested, he has a Recommended Reading List to share with you. He also enjoys studying and learning about apologetics and history in general.