Dennis J. McTigue, DDS :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Dennis J. McTigue, DDS

Dennis J. McTigue, DDS

Division Chief

Contact Information

LAC Dentistry
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-5651
FX: (614) 722-5671


Dennis McTigue, DDS, is Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He leads the dental traumatology team at Nationwide Children's Hospital. His research interests focus on managing orofacial injuries in children and in guidance of children's behavior in the dental setting. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the International Association for Dental Traumatology.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Management of traumatic dental injuries in children

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Guidance of children's behavior in the dental setting
  • Orofacial Injuries

Education and Training


  • University of Iowa
    Date Completed: 06/30/1976


  • Dentistry


  • Pediatric Dentistry


  • Pediatric Dentistry

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 02/19/1985

Professional Experience


  • Professor, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry


  • McTigue DJ1, Subramanian K, Kumar A. Case series: management of immature permanent teeth with pulpal necrosis: a case series. Pediatr Dent. 2013 Jan-Feb;35(1):55-60. PubMed ID: 23635900
  • Howenstein J1, Kumar A2, Casamassimo PS3, McTigue D4, Coury D5, Yin H6. Correlating parenting styles with child behavior and caries. Pediatr Dent. 2015 Jan-Feb;37(1):59-64. PubMed ID: 25685975
  • Wells M1, McTigue DJ2, Casamassimo PS3, Adair S4. Gender shifts and effects on behavior guidance. Pediatr Dent. 2014 Mar-Apr;36(2):138-44. PubMed ID: 24717752
  • Thikkurissy S1, McTigue DJ, Coury DL. Children presenting with dental trauma are more hyperactive than controls as measured by the ADHD rating scale IV. Pediatr Dent. 2012 Jan-Feb;34(1):28-31. PubMed ID: 22353453
  • Patel M1, McTigue DJ2, Thikkurissy S3, Fields HW4. Parental Attitudes Toward Advanced Behavior Guidance Techniques Used in Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatr Dent. 2016;38(1):30-6. PubMed ID: 26892212
  • McTigue D. Dental education and special-needs patients: challenges and opportunities. Pediatric Dentistry 29(2): 129-133, March/April 2007.
  • McTigue D, Fenton S. Educational issues workshop report. Pediatric Dentistry 29(2): 146-147, March/April 2007.
  • McTigue DJ, Thikkurissy S. Dental Trauma. In: The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. Third Edition, (Casamassimo PS, AJ Nowak, eds.) American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 95-103, 2007.

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Past President, 1976 - Present
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2016
  • Postle Teaching Award, OSU College of Dentistry, 2010
  • Achievement Award, Ohio Dental Association, 2012
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Past President, 2012
  • Mentor of the Year Award, Foundation of The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2013
  • Manuel Album Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2009
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