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Dr. Robert L. Bartheld, past ADA vice president, dies

June 17, 2015

By Kelly Soderlund

Dr. Bartheld
McAlester, Okla
. — Dr. Robert L. Bartheld, former ADA vice president, died June 15. He was 82.

Dr. Bartheld served as vice president of the ADA from 1995-96 and was also a past president of the Oklahoma Dental Association. He was a general dentist in private practice for more than 45 years, according to the ODA, and was a past president of the Eastern District Dental Society and the International College of Dentists.

In 2009, the ODA awarded Dr. Bartheld with the James A. Saddoris Lifetime of Leadership Award, the state association's most prestigious award.

Dr. Bartheld attended the New Mexico Military Institute Jr. College, finished his bachelor's degree at the University of Oklahoma and received his dental degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental College.

He was married to his wife, Pat, for nearly 60 years and had four children and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 222 E. Washington Ave., McAlester, Oklahoma, at 10 a.m. June 20.