Dr. Maggie Ernst is the latest addition to the Bell Dental Group team. A Cincinnati native – born and raised in Hyde Park as the youngest of four kids – she attended St. Mary Grade School and Saint Ursula Academy High School. Dr. Ernst then received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Dayton and graduated magna cum laude in 2010.
From there, Dr. Ernst went on to graduate from the Ohio State University, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2014. While at OSU, she was initiated into the elite Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society as one of the top graduates from her class. She graduated magna cum laude and earned several other honors, such as being on the Dean’s List for 11 of 12 semesters and was awarded the Dr. Harold E. “Hal” and Faith B. Barlow Dental Scholarship in 2011.Dr. Maggie Ernst on the most Rewarding Part of Dentistry Read Transcript
I think the most rewarding part is just sort of either taking patients out of pain. When patients come in and they've got a problem. Their tooth hurts, and I can actually solve that problem for them. Most of the time that day. I think that's really rewarding.
The others would be just making people comfortable with their smile. Patients who come in and they don't ever like to smile. They don't like how their teeth look. When they leave and are happy with everything, it's just really rewarding.
Dr. Ernst then completed a general practice residency at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital in Hampton, VA from July 2014 to July 2015.
Always a fan of the sciences and working with her hands, Dr. Ernst loves that dentistry combines the two in a perfect way. Her patients recognize that she truly enjoys her job, and it makes them feel more at ease while in the chair. She genuinely enjoys taking your problem teeth and turning them into a beautiful smile.
Dr. Ernst has completed extensive training in many areas of dentistry, especially family dentistry. She loves getting to know the families who visit us and watching your little ones grow into their beautiful smiles. With her help, your family’s pearly whites will stay beautiful and healthy for many years to come!
Dr. Ernst is a member of the junior league and has participated in several volunteer opportunities with them, including their pediatric oral health initiative GrinUp! She has helped teach children at St. Mary’s Elementary School about oral health, volunteered for the OSU College of Dentistry admissions department, worked with the OHIO Project, provided free dental care through Missions of Mercy sponsored by the Virginia Dental Association, and provided oral hygiene instruction and exams to children at various Head Start locations around Columbus, OH.
Dr. Ernst is thrilled to be back in her hometown beginning this phase of her career with her friends and family by her side. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews. She also likes to walk her dog Lucy, go hiking, play tennis, and read.