Patrick T. Ruck, DDS

  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



As a pediatric dentist, I specialize in the comprehensive treatment and care of children, teens and special-needs patients. I was very scared of the dentist as a child, and I had many negative experiences. I was drawn to be a pediatric dentist because I wanted to change that outcome in others' lives and to be a provider that patients enjoy coming to see.

I have practiced in a variety of rural and low-income areas. My care philosophy is to understand the specific needs and background of the patient populations of my communities. I enjoy talking with families and getting to know our patients.

After being in the National Health Service Corps for four years and serving the Native American population, I have a history and passion for public health. I’m very proud of my service and enjoyed my time with Native communities.

Cincinnati Children's is a great place to bring your child and we are always a resource for the community. I'm excited to be a part of such an extensive program with wonderful access to diverse clinical research areas.

During my free time, I like to hang out with our two pups, Waffles and Maple Syrup. I enjoy hiking, biking and exploring cities. I love spending time with my family and visiting new places.


Oral Manifestations and Quality of Life in Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: A Descriptive Study. Gosnell, ES; Krueger, D; Ruck, P; Buff-Lindner, AH; Horn, PS; Griffith, M. Pediatric Dentistry. 2021; 43:140-144.

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