Dr. Ambrose talking to a little boy and brushing his teeth

Meet Dr. terri Ambrose

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

“We value fun. Our goal is for smiles and happiness to fill our office. It’s important to me that each child feels at ease and is excited to come back.”

Dr. Ambrose

Pursuing Passion

Dr. Terri Ambrose grew up in Brooklyn, New York. From her early high school years, she knew she wanted a career in dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Howard University College of Dentistry where she discovered her love for pediatric dentistry and working with children with special needs. Following that passion, she completed a pediatric residency program at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, allowing her to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.

Dr. Terri Ambrose of Terrific Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Creating Happiness

As a child, Dr. Ambrose loved going to the dentist. This experience inspired her to pursue pediatric dentistry in Columbia and create an environment where her patients love their dental visits and feel as special as she did. She hand-picked Columbia because of its family-focused community. She loves serving this community where she gets to watch her patients grow.

Dr. Ambrose showing child how to brush teeth with a dinosaur teddy bear


Dr. Terri hand-picked Columbia because it is a family-focused community. She loves serving this area! You may find Dr. Terri at a local school or health fair dressed as a tooth fairy! She believes in giving back and helping others achieve their goals. Dr. Terri has the pleasure of working with the Bright Minds Foundation here in Howard County to establish the Terrific Smiles Scholarship, which helps a graduating senior at Oakland Mills High School further their higher educational goals.

Dr. Ambrose talking to a young boy while he sits in the chair

At Home

When she isn’t seeing patients, Dr. Ambrose loves spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about exploring the world and has a goal to visit every continent. She also enjoys taking cooking classes, improving her novice yogi skills, and learning to pilot a boat.

Teddy bear at Terrific Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


Call (443) 393-2181 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.