Welcome to the Pediatric Dental Office of Curtis J. Creath, DMD, MS.

Our office, located in Milford, Ohio, provides specialized dentistry care for infants, children, adolescents, and special-needs patients in a warm, caring, and “patient friendly” environment. Dr. Creath and his staff are dedicated to excellence in all we do and to making the child’s dental experience as positive and beneficial as possible.

There are two basic foundations that support our vision for providing pediatric dental care. First, we seek to make each appointment as comfortable and stress-free as possible- for the child as well as for the parent/guardian. We believe that with compassion, patience, gentleness, and kindness we can help each child acclimate, accept and even enjoy the dental office environment. We do our best to address the patient’s concerns and fears and take the extra time necessary to guide them into a positive experience. From the video games in the waiting room, to selecting rewards at the Prize Center at the end of the appointment, we are child-focused towards achieving a pleasant visit each time the patient comes to see us.

Secondly, we emphasize preventative dental care. Through education of the parent/guardian and the child, including discussion on oral hygiene, diet counseling, and utilization of patient appropriate oral health products, we develop a personalized and practical plan to help each child achieve optimal dental health. We desire for each child to grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please feel welcome to contact us with questions or concerns you may have.

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Meet The Doctor

  • Curtis J. Creath, DMD, MS

    Dr. Creath was born and raised in Southern California as the oldest of ten children. He attended UCLA as an undergraduate student, then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Creath completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. He also earned a Masters Degree while at UAB. After completing his studies and training, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Children’s Dentistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he taught dental students. He was later invited to return to UAB to teach dental students at the University as well as Pediatric Dental Residents at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Dr. Creath moved to the Cincinnati area in 1994 and has been in private practice ever since.

    Dr. Creath has participated in dental mission trips to Mexico, Peru, and Jamaica. He has published over 25 articles and book chapters in professional journals and textbooks, many having been reprinted in other languages. He was selected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honorary Dental Society and is included in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Ohio Dental Association, among others.

    Dr. Creath, and his wife, Debbie, have one son, Andrew. Dr. Creath enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, and woodworking. He serves in his church as an Elder, a worship leader, and a Sunday School teacher, among other activities.

    In our practice Dr. Creath promotes two overriding principles. First, we have an emphasis on preventive care for oral health. Utilizing patient education and specific dental products, we desire to see each patient grow up with little to no dental disease. Second, we prefer to treat children with such virtues as patience, gentleness, kindness, and benevolence. This means we utilize time rather than pharmacology as much as possible to help guide the behavior our patients through their dental experience.

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  • Your Child's First Dental Visit

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  • Preventing Cavities

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  • Sealants

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Hours of Operation

Primary

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed