5177 North Bend Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

We love what we do.

Every day is an adventure!

Our primary asset is our talented and friendly team.

 

Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of the extensive training our team has received and the relaxed environment that we help create.

Patient Care Coordinators

Peggy

Patient Care Coordinator

Karen D.

Patient Care Coordinator

Karen W.

Patient Care Coordinator

Amber

Patient Care Coordinator

Dental Hygiene Team

Lauren

Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan

Registered Dental Hygienist

Emily

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Assisting Team

Linda

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Kathy

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Sherrie

Dental Assistant

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Welcome to our Office!

Our mission is through education, informed decisions and mutual respect, to provide the highest quality of pediatric dental care in the most enjoyable atmosphere. We are dedicated to excellence through improving our skills, furthering our education and building relationships.

We recognize the infinite value of every child and we are eager to make a difference.

 

Our pediatric dental office has the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make sure your child has access to everything he or she needs at their visits.  We have built our office with children in mind- offering a fun, comfortable environment which helps ensure

 a fun and easy visit.

 

We pride ourselves in practicing ethically and honestly, always taking the time to explain our findings.  We always consider all appropriate treatment options and try to present the most conservative plans, when possible.  It is important for us to be helpful to our patients and answer any questions you might have regarding your child’s dental care.

 

Starting early with prevention and good habits will help build a life-long smile and relationship with your pediatric dentist. Thank you for trusting us with one of the most joyful gifts a child has to offer, their smile!

 

 

 

We are available

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Monday - Thursdays

and most Fridays.

 

For after hours emergencies, please call

513-662-5203 and listen to our message.

 

 

 

 Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available.  Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort.  School aged children for routine visits can be scheduled throughout the day. Sedation appointments  are scheduled only in the morning. Our afternoon appointments are reserved for preventive care visits, minor emergencies and orthodontic adjustments.

 

We require a 24 hour cancellation notice.

 

 

 

 Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided.  This includes deductibles and co-insurance. We accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards. We also take Care Credit.

 

For patients that require dental treatment, we will customize a treatment plan unique to your child. Our treatment coordinator will review the recommended treatment and the estimation of your dental insurance reimbursement.

 

Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care.

 

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Braces for

Kids and teens

Our doctors are experts on early growth and development of children’s dentition, jaws and craniofacial structures.  Early growth and development evaluation may provide your child with a more positive experience should they need orthodontic treatment from our pediatric dentists.

Sedation

Dentistry

Our office offers a wide range of options from nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as well as deeper sedation in office with our Board Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist. Our doctors also have privileges at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Emergency

Treatment

 We understand that the need for urgent dental care is sometimes necessary.

We strive to handle dental emergencies promptly and with compassion. We are always on call and you can reach our practice any day, at any time.

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Preventive

Dentistry

This includes proper brushing, flossing and eating habits, ideal fluoride levels and the use of pit and fissure sealants. We strive to provide a fun, educational environment where children learn about the importance of good dental hygiene.

First visit

Our Doctors and our team are dedicated to

 great dental experiences.

 

We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

 

During your first visit, you will meet some of our dedicated pediatric dental team, be given a special introductory gift, and discuss your concerns for your child before entering the treatment room. Families will accompany one of our specialized hygienists to pick out a toothbrush and review tips for keeping their teeth healthy. She will walk you and your child through the steps of their first preventive care visit, or cleaning. Then,

Dr. Trisha or Dr. Dave will join you at the end for a thorough exam to assess for decay and abnormalities, complete an oral cancer screening and orthodontic assessment. We will complete your visit by discussing any remaining questions you may have.

 

We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’s  scheduled visit on time.

 

Your initial exam will last approximately 30 minutes. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

We focus on your child’s comfort and safety.

Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric dentists specialize in the treatment and prevention of dental disease as well as the overall oral health of children from birth through college. Through extra schooling, training, experience and certification, our pediatric dentists are uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children and adolescents and individuals with special health care needs.

 

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

 

A Pediatric Dentist is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised. In our opinion, taking your child to see a pediatric dental specialist is as important as taking them to see a pediatrician.

 

Learn more about Pediatric Dentistry:

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home

 

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

  • Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

  • Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.

  • Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

  • Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

  • Dietary counseling.

  • Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.

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Dr. David Sullivan

 

 

David M. Sullivan, DDS, MS, FACD wears several different hats in his professional life. He has been in private practice of pediatric dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1982. Dr. Sullivan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Dr. Sullivan is currently the President of the Dental Staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Sullivan is a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and aids in the Oral Clinical Examination for board certification in Pediatric Dentistry.

 

He is an active member of the American Dental Association and has been inducted into the American College of Dentists. The American College of Dentists (ACD) is the oldest national honorary organization for dentists. It's members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.

 

Dr. Sullivan also wrote the Manual Of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Dr. Sullivan is a consultant for the athletic department at Xavier University. He is also the dentist for the Cincinnati Zoo. He serves as a consultant to other organizations in Pediatric Dentistry and Veterinary Dentistry.

Dr. Trisha McNamara

 

 

Dr. Trisha is a board certified pediatric dentist who grew up in Wilmington, Ohio and has been practicing in Cincinnati for several years. She is excited to work alongside Dr. Dave and make The Pediatric Dentist her dental home!

 

She graduated dental school from The Ohio State University and completed her residency at The State University of New York at Buffalo where she served as Chief Resident during her second year. Dr. Trisha is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Vice-President of the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and is an active member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Trisha also maintains privileges at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

 

In her free time, Dr. Trisha enjoys visiting the Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium with her husband, Jon, and their daughters, Alana and Chloe. She enjoys sewing, baking, and exploring new activities.

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