Bellingham Dentist

Gary Tetrick, DDS

Gary TetrickMeet Dr. Gary Tetrick

“Dentistry has been very rewarding for me, both on a personal and a professional level. The daily challenge of immediately helping someone improve their dental health is exciting. Over the past 41 years, I’ve gotten to know many people, and those relationships have truly enriched my life.” – Dr. Tetrick

Dr. Gary Tetrick knew from a young age that dentistry was his calling. He began his formal education at Western Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 1970. To realize his dream of becoming a dentist, Dr. Tetrick enrolled at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. It was there that, in 1974, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He completed his education with a General Practice Residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego.

Over the past 41 years, Dr. Tetrick has earned hundreds of hours of continuing education credits in all aspects of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has taken courses at some of the most prestigious CE institutes in the country, including the Kois Institute, John Kois and Frank Spear Creating Restorative Excellence Study Club. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, the Mt. Baker Dental Society, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Born and raised in Bellingham, WA, Dr. Tetrick currently resides here with his wife of 42 years. They’ve been blessed with three children, Joe, Jeff, and Jill, and two grandchildren, Hazel and Harvey.

In his free time, Dr. Tetrick enjoys playing golf, fishing, crabbing and spending time at his summer cabin on Eliza Island in the Puget Sound. He also enjoys Husky football games in the fall.