Peter M. Spalding, DDS :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Peter M. Spalding, DDS

Peter M. Spalding, DDS

Contact Information

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-5880
FX: (614) 722-5826


Peter M. Spalding, DDS, MS, MS, is a member of the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the Director of the Orthodontic Treatment Program and of the Fellowship in Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Spalding was Director of the Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Chair of the Department of Growth and Development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, Iowa. He completed residencies and received master’s degrees in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Spalding has completed advanced clinical training focused on special needs populations, including a Pediatric Dental Fellowship with the Division for Disorders of Development and Learning at the UNC Child Development Center and Pediatric Dental and Orthodontic Craniofacial Fellowships with the UNC Oral, Facial and Communicative Disorders Team. He also has completed a Dental Teacher Training Fellowship with the American Fund for Dental Health and a Leadership Institute Fellowship with the American Dental Education Association.

Dr. Spalding is nationally recognized as a leading authority in craniofacial orthodontic care and is past President of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and is a reviewer for multiple clinical and scientific journals. His publications include articles in leading professional journals and chapters in numerous textbooks. Dr. Spalding’s clinical and research interests focus on craniofacial anomalies, dentofacial deformities requiring orthognathic surgery, and craniofacial growth and development.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospi
    Date Completed: 06/30/1980


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospi
    Date Completed: 12/31/1982


  • Dentistry


  • Orthodontics


  • Orthodontics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2013
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000