Dentistry

Providing Comprehensive Dental Care To All Children

Dentistry

Our department is committed to providing the best oral health care to improve your child’s overall health. The Department of Dentistry is staffed by board-certified and board-eligible pediatric dentists to help provide the most up-to-date and contemporary care for your child.

Our pediatric dentists and specialists provide comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children, including those with special health care needs.

We treat all children up to 18 years of age and provide a full range of oral health care, including examinations, cleanings, fillings, crowns and extractions. We also offer dental treatment in the operating room, as well as for children who need oral sedation. For procedures outside of our scope of practice, we help to coordinate referrals to other services and specialties.

Dental Clinic

Our dental clinic provides comprehensive dental care to children up to 18 years of age. This is where we provide exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, extractions, and some limited services like endodontics, orthodontics and oral pathology. All of our rooms are equipped with nitrous oxide. Most treatment is done by pediatric dentists or pediatric dental residents.

In our evening and Saturday clinic, we treat only children above the age of 8, and care is provided by either general dentists, pediatric dentists or pediatric dental residents.

Hours

  • Mon. – Thur. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. –4 p.m.
  • Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dental Surgery Center

Our Dental Surgery Center is the location where we provide dental services using general anesthesia or oral sedation. This is the where you would go if your child has an appointment to have his or her teeth treated while asleep or sedated.

Hours

  • Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location

Outpatient Care Center (OCC), Floor 2
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43215

Dental Emergencies

  • We offer walk-in dental emergency hours on a first-come first-serve basis at the Livingston Ambulatory Center (LAC) Dental Clinic.
  • Walk-In Clinic Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm
  • All other emergency visits, or emergencies outside of the emergency clinic hours, should enter through the Emergency Department.

Oral Sedation

Our team offers Oral Sedation to help children with anxiety. Our Oral Sedation appointments take place at the Dental Surgery Center.

Location

Outpatient Care Center (OCC), Floor 2    
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43215

Meet Our Team

Our pediatric dentists and specialists provide comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children, including those with special health care needs.

Our team comprises attending pediatric dentists and faculty, pediatric dentistry residents, pediatric dentistry interns, dental students, dental hygienists, dental assistants and staff.

Resources

Dental: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

How to prevent baby bottle tooth decay.

Dental: Teeth and Gum Care

Use these instructions and tips to properly care for your child's gums and teeth. 

Dental: Teeth and Gum Care for Infants and Toddlers

How to practice teeth and gum care before your child's first tooth appears.