History of The Worthington Dental Group

Our Values:

The WDG core values are represented in the “4 Ovals” in our logo. The 4 Ovals represent service to our patients, our staff, our profession, and our community. In honor of the WDG founders, at the end of every year the team of the Worthington Dental Group stops and reflects so that we can be certain that it has properly represented the core values of the original founding members.

Our Story:

The Worthington Dental Group was founded in 1975 by Doctors Robert Tootle, Nick Huston, and Burt Lash. It was one of the first group dental practices in central Ohio. It was known for it’s state of the art facility that incorporated computerization, high quality dentistry, and a focus on service. The WDG provided continuing education for the dentists in the community and served as a resource for sophisticated dental services for the public. In 1991 Dr. Cunningham joined Dr. Tootle to carry on the tradition set forth by the founders. Dr. Cook moved his long standing general practice to the WDG in 2009 so that he could contribute to the future of this practice. He described the Worthington Dental Group as “an important contributor to the community and the dental profession.” Dr. Duckworth brought his periodontal practice to the WDG in 2012 to reinforce the group’s scientific base and to bolster our patient’s periodontal health which has a profound effect on overall systemic health.

Since 2015, The Worthington Dental Group has supplemented the practice with additional general dentists, Dr. Papp and Dr. Haldeman. With his certification in invisible braces treatment (Invisalign and Six Month Smiles), Dr. Papp has grown our cosmetic practice. Dr. Haldeman specializes in both general dentistry and sleep apnea treatment, making him a unique asset to our team. Both doctors demonstrate mastery in the range of services they offer in family, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.

In 2015, Worthington Dental Group welcome a new specialists. Dr. Mohamed Abdelhamed joined our practice as an additional prosthodontist and is recognized internationally for his contribution to restorative dentistry. Dr. Mohamed Abdelhamed is a founder of the Comprehensive Dental Implant Center and continues to display his passion for his work with every patient!

Patient Testimonials

“I have been having dental issues since August 2012 and Worthington Dental Group are the only ones who figured out what the issue truly was and now I will be pain free! Thank you to the entire staff there, I have already recommended you.”

— Eve

“Pleasant new surroundings. Staff is always welcoming and friendly. Love access to the mall for rewarding myself for visiting the dentist!”

— Susan

“Always a positive and painless experience!”

“Just wanted to thank you for (on very short notice) working in my mother-in-law today; we so appreciated Toni and Dr. Cunnningham’s quick repair of her broken bridge. It is this kindness, professionalism and expertise that mean so much to your patients. We will continue to recommend your office to anyone in need of dental care.”

“Everyone is so pleasant and helpful. There is no way my experience could be any better!! Especially the office staff.”

“Dr. Cunningham is a fantastic dentist. Over time he has re-done all of my old crowns and added new ones giving me a beautiful smile. He works with an in- house lab so everything is prompt and perfect. Most of his staff has been there the entire 12 years I have been a patient so they are very accomplished and and it speaks well of him as an employer.”

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