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!