Mitzi L. Hines, DDS
Dr. Hines says every day is another day to have some fun with baby teeth and the little people that own them. “I desire most to make every child’s experience a memorable one. I cherish the moments when I get to learn about my patient, their family, and their passions.”
A Columbus, OH, native, Dr. Hines earned her Bachelor’s Degree and subsequently completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at OSU. She did her pediatric dental residency at Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital and Case Medical Center, then opened her own pediatric dental practice in 2009.
Dr. Hines originally intended to become an oral surgeon specializing in cleft palate restoration, but says pediatric dentistry won her over – something about the honesty of a child’s smile tipped the balance. “Our patients continue to win me over every single day!” she says, adding “Baby teeth are my favorite teeth of all!”
When she’s not creating amazing smiles for her patients in a positive, compassionate environment, Dr. Hines can be found spending time with her husband, their two youngest children, and three furry ones. “My goal in my life at this point is to be present for my family. I have two… my team, and my family at home!” Dr. Hines supports the Humane Societies, Ronald McDonald House, Mid Ohio Food Bank, and Give Kids a Smile.
Ashley Anderson, DDS
Dr. Anderson says becoming a pediatric dentist allowed her to merge her two passions: working with her hands, and interacting with kids daily in a positive way. “I always wanted to be in healthcare,” she says.
Dr. Anderson attended Miami University in Oxford, OH for her undergraduate education, and returned to Columbus to complete her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Ohio State University.
Dr. Anderson earned her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. She is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
In 2006, Dr. Anderson married her husband, Craig, and in 2012 they welcomed twins, Parker and Elliot. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as travelling, running, spending time out of doors, and trying new things or foods.
Andrée-Anne Pagé, DMD, MS
Dr. Pagé says that in pediatric dentistry she found the perfect career. “I absolutely love working with children, and as a dentist I now get to work with children every day and help them achieve maximum oral health!”
Originally from Montréal, Québec, Canada, Dr. Pagé moved to London, KY in 1999 and now lives in Columbus, OH. She completed dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and her residency at University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Pagé earned a degree in psychology during college, and also taught ballet for ten years. She says understanding how children’s minds work is important to helping them overcome anxiety, and enjoys helping special needs children in her practice have positive dental experiences.
When she’s not pursuing her passion for pediatric dental excellence, Dr. Pagé enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with her friends, family, and her two pets – a dog named Sundae and a cat named Grey. Dr. Pagé is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Ohio Dental Association. She also holds Basic Life Support and Pediatric Life Support Certifications.
CaAdrian Norman, DDS
Dr. Norman says a fascination with teeth and a desire to work in the health profession meant that dentistry was a perfect fit for her. Working with children in a daycare setting while she matriculated through dental school helped cement her goal – to assist children with maintaining an excellent quality of life.
“Residency basically reassured me that pediatric dentistry was for me,” she says. “Helping a child deal with their cavity is very rewarding when you are able to shape their fear into a joyful experience!”
A Memphis, TN, native, Dr. Norman achieved her Bachelors of Science at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC; earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College, in Nashville, TN, and served her residency as a Pediatric Dentist at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in Miami, FL.
“My job is to provide comprehensive pediatric dental care,” she says. “I think one of my main advantages working with children is my patience. I am willing to try whatever it takes to get the job done in a safe and reasonable manner.”
When she’s not creating and maintaining joyful little smiles, Dr. Norman can be found hanging out with friends and family at her Blacklick, OH, home, or catching up with her favorite shows on TV with her Morkie, Noah, by her side. She says the charity she is most fond of is St. Jude’s.