Dr. Nicholas J. Terse

Dr. Nicholas J. Terse received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  Dr. Terse completed a general practice residency (GPR) and postgraduate training at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.  During his residency, he furthered his education in the medical side of dentistry as well as the most current practical and technical dental techniques.

For over two years, Dr. Terse served as an associate in a North Columbus practice.  Dr. Terse then established his current practice in Worthington, assuming Dr. Richard Caldwell’s practice that has been serving patients for nearly forty years.

Staying at the forefront of his field has always been a high priority for Dr. Terse.  He frequently attends continuing education courses, workshops, and seminars to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry.  Dr. Terse’s leadership and commitment to dentistry is evident through his memberships in the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Columbus Dental Society, and the Greater Columbus Society of Contemporary Dentistry. 

With a passion for continuing education and commitment to quality dentistry, Dr. Terse has learned what makes patients most comfortable and satisfied with their treatments.  This experience, combined with his technical education, has allowed Dr. Terse to established his practice on the solid principles of compassionate, comprehensive dental care.  His passion for his work motivates him to improve his skills through constant continuing education and extra training in new and innovative dental procedures.  


Debbie Mowery

Debbie Mowery has been with the practice since early 2011 and has worked in the field of dentistry since 2005.  She provides patients with appointment times and information about treatment options. Debbie has extensive knowledge of dental insurance and is happy to assist patients with insurance matters and claims. Debbie resides in Westerville and enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Kate Rogier, CDA

A graduate of Indiana University, Kate Rogier has more than thirty years of dental practice experience.  She has been a part of the Dr. Terse’s practice team since 2008.  Kate can assist patients with scheduling appointments, addressing insurance and billing inquiries, assisting with financial arrangements, and educating patients about treatment options.  Kate and her family live in Westerville.  She enjoys golf and kickboxing in her free time.

Stephanie Moats, RDH

Stephanie Moats is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.  A registered dental hygienist (RDH), Stephanie has been with this Worthington dental practice for nearly 40 years.  Throughout her career, she has taken continuing education courses to ensure that she is current in dental techniques and diagnostic advances.  Stephanie is a very caring hygienist, and she helps to motivate and educate patients toward better oral hygiene and overall health.  She is married with one son and enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, and cheering on the Buckeyes.

Shelley Brewer, RDH

Shelley Brewer is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Columbus State.  She has been practicing as a registered dental hygienist (RDH) in this dental office since 2004.  Shelley has a passion for healthcare and the wellness of others.  She keeps current by studying new clinical findings, techniques, and products through reading journals and taking numerous continuing education classes.  As a caring hygienist, she provides optimum dental care.  Her focus on learning has been valuable in educating and motivating our patients.  Away from the office, Shelley enjoys reading and gardening.  A big OSU fan, she is married with two children.

Aubrey King, CDA

Aubrey King is a Certified Dental Assistant from the South-Western Career Academy. She has been working in this position since 2009 and with our office since 2011.  Aubrey furthers her education by taking many courses throughout the year.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, baking and trying new recipes. She also loves spending time with her husband Seth and her family.