Services & Specialties
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Advancing the Practice of Pediatric Dentistry

When your child has special dental care needs, she will receive state-of-the-art oral care from our team. Unlike many dental practices, all our locations are fully equipped to accommodate limited mobility, mental challenges and medical conditions ranging from cancer to seizure disorders. In addition to providing treatment, we conduct research and train future leaders of the field.

Comprehensive Dental Care for Children

For over 100 years, Cincinnati Children’s has had a ‘Dental Clinic’. We are continuing the strong tradition, and are pleased to provide comprehensive dental care to your child, including emergency trauma care 24-hours a day, orthodontic care and a host of specialist consultants in Endodontics, Periodontics, Esthetic Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

We also work intimately with medical teams to serve children with complex medical, mental, social and physical challenges.

If our team feels your child would benefit from it, we can offer dental treatment under sedation or general anesthesia. Additionally, we have immediate access to medical support from the wide range of specialties at Cincinnati Children’s.

National Recognition

Our Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is part of a nationally recognized Craniofacial Team, caring for children and young adults with abnormalities of the head, face and mouth. Dr. Elizabeth Gosnell, DMD, MS serves as our team dentist. Our department also serves as a skilled regional resource for sedation and anesthesia for young and apprehensive patients.

All our full and part-time faculty are board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and are involved in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Important Note - Walk In Clinic

Dentistry is making a temporary change to our walk in clinic beginning August 27, 2021 until further notice. During this time, walk in appointments will be limited to patients with dental trauma that require immediate attention. This change is being implemented due to staff shortages and restrictions related to COVID-19. Please schedule appointments for any dental concerns that do not require immediate attention, by contacting us.

Advocacy Program

The Children's Dental Care Foundation is a volunteer community organization that raises funds for dental care for children, supports the residency training program and provides grants for research projects. The organization, founded in 1955, is composed of local volunteers.

Residency Program

The Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers an internationally recognized residency program in Pediatric Dentistry. Seven residents are accepted each year for the two-year program.