Your Child's Dental Health is our #1 Priority

Whether it’s a routine checkup or specialized care, we will make sure every child leaves the practice with a healthy, happy smile!

Drs. Robert D. Coyle, Gregory L. Stine and Maice A. Scott are board certified pediatric dentists, making our practice THE place for pediatric dentistry. Combined, they have nearly 50 years of combined experience working with children.

Our staff will take the time to help make your child feel comfortable and safe at our office. We strive to make each visit an enjoyable experience.

Your First Visit

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and positive. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a practice of using pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe your child’s first dental visit and treatment. We want you to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

Regular Exams & Cleanings

Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular exam, we will:

  • Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
  • Provide a thorough teeth cleaning

Visiting our office every six months gives you the chance to talk with Drs. Coyle, Stine and Scott and receive answers for any questions you may have about your oral health. Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.


Dental sealant is a plastic resin that bonds to the deep grooves in your tooth’s chewing surface. When sealing a tooth, the grooves of your teeth are filled and the tooth surface becomes smoother — and less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, tooth brushing becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are usually applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure during the years of most likely tooth decay. However, adults’ teeth can also be sealed. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every person has unique needs. Drs. Coyle, Stine and Scott will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants generally last from three to five years. However, it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood.

Meet The Team

At Columbia Dentistry for Children, our friendly, dedicated, and energetic dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!

Meet Our Team

Customer Satisfaction

See what our customers are saying about Columbia Dentistery fo Children

Dr. Coyle has a great disposition with children with autism.


Office-wide professionalism and dedication to the care of children using the best technology to nearly eliminate the discomfort, fear and reservations we all have associated with going to a dentist when we were children.


Our first experience at Columbia Dentistry for Children exceeded my expectations! I would definitely recommend you to my friends and family.


Everything ... LOVED the entire experience! Appreciated the health background questions & advice on what snacks are good & what are not, the interaction with the kids was great, lots of details & information & you could tell the office genuinely cared.

Mother of Bethany

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    1000 W Nifong Blvd, Building 6, Suite 130, Columbia, MO 65203

    1000 W Nifong Blvd, Building 6, Suite 130, Columbia, MO 65203