For Patients

The KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic was founded in 2008 as a solution to a critical shortage of affordable dental options for low-income families in central Ohio. A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality dental care and education to children at an affordable cost to their families, KidSMILES operates two primary programs—"Providing a Dental Home to Children in Need" and "Educational Outreach to At-Risk Children."

Services Offered

The cornerstone of our organization, the KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic, opened its doors to patients in December 2012 at 770 Bethel Road in northwest Columbus.

With a unique operating model that relies on services being performed by volunteers in our state of the art facility, KidSMILES is able to offer comprehensive services at a cost of only $10 per visit. To ensure that we are serving children most in need, KidSMILES serves families who earn less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $60,000 for a family of four).

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to providing care through the KidSMILES clinic, volunteer dentists and hygienists have been conducting educational outreach programs to elementary school and preschool children since February of 2011. Through our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the hockey team's mascot Stinger joins our volunteers for the elementary school visits to create excitement. To date, KidSMILES has reached more than 42,000 children with our presentations about the importance of good dental hygiene. Each child also receives a take-away bag that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, Stinger coloring page and informational material.

Patient Forms

In addition to providing care through the KidSMILES clinic, volunteer dentists and hygienists have been conducting educational outreach programs to elementary school and preschool children since February of 2011. Through our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, the hockey team's mascot Stinger joins our volunteers for the elementary school visits to create excitement. To date, KidSMILES has reached more than 42,000 children with our presentations about the importance of good dental hygiene. Each child also receives a take-away bag that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, Stinger coloring page and informational material.