Meet the Doctors

Creating Happy & Healthy Smiles One Child at a Time

We make each and every visit to our office a great one!

Nicholas Kerns, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Nicholas Kerns (Dr. Nick), is the proud owner of Columbus Pediatric Dentistry. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Miami University and proceeded to obtain a Master’s of Science degree at Case Western Reserve University. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, cum laude, at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Kerns completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 2015, he achieved Board Certification and Diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside of his professional career, Dr. Kerns leads a very active life. He enjoys running, road biking, golf, tennis, cooking, and swimming. Dr. Nick and his wife, Jordanna, live in Upper Arlington with their little dog, Penny Sue. He is passionate about giving back to the community and has been involved in multiple community service projects and organizations including Operation Smile, the Special Olympics, and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. In addition, he provides free dental care to the local underserved community through KidSMILES and Give Kids a Smile.


  • The Ohio State University – DDS
  • Case Western Reserve University – Master of Science
  • Miami University – Bachelor of Science


  • Board Certified Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Adam Richardson, DDS

Dr. Adam Richardson was raised in northeastern Oklahoma and is a Sooner through and through. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 2018.

During his time in Oklahoma, he developed his passion for treating children while volunteering at a local non-profit dental clinic. This inspired him to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Adam loves connecting with his patients, because he is truly a kid at heart! He believes strongly in educating his patients and their families to promote healthy smiles for a lifetime.

Dr. Adam and his wife, Lana (who is also a dentist), love to spend time with their two golden retrievers, Winnie and Sandy. They also love to cook and bake together and try out the newest Columbus restaurants. In his free time, Dr. Adam plays guitar, drums, and the synthesizer, and enjoys running and staying healthy.

Columbus has quickly become a home for Dr. Adam and he is excited to provide the highest quality dental care to Columbus!

Kyle Beulke, DDS

Kyle Beulke, DDS

Dr. Kyle Beulke grew up in Nebraska before starting his education at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where he completed his degree in Biochemistry. He returned to his husker roots where he received his dental degree from UNMC. After completing his degree, he continued his education in general dentistry and special needs from The Ohio State University. It was there he met his wife (Jenny) and established his friendship with Dr. Nick. Dr. Kyle continued his Big Ten education by attending University of Iowa for pediatric training and later became a board-certified pediatric dentist in 2017.

A father of three, Dr. Kyle understands the successes and struggles of raising children, especially when it comes to oral care. His favorite aspect of pediatric dentistry is getting to see all the different personalities children can possess, and having an excuse to watch the latest Disney movie. He takes pride in his compassion, patience, and empathy when working with young children, and is excited to bring his skill set back to Columbus.