Welcome to Drs. Elfers & Runyan DDS, Your Dentist in Cincinnati, OH 

Where your smile is our priority!

At Drs. Elfers and Runyan we are dedicated to providing you and your family with personalized and compassionate dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile that you can confidently share with the world. Whether you're visiting us for a routine cleaning, cosmetic enhancement, or restorative treatment, we strive to exceed your expectations with every visit. 

We understand you have options if you are looking for a dentist in Hyde Park. Let us show you why so many people in the area consistently choose Drs. Elfers and Runyan DDS. Choosing our dental office means choosing excellence, compassion, and a commitment to helping patients achieve their optimal oral health and smile goals. We are committed to providing exceptional dental care leading to long-lasting relationships built on trust and satisfaction. It would be our privilege to serve you.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Drs. Elfers & Runyan DDS capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. We look forward to serving you and your smile needs. Welcome to a healthier, happier you!


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Meet Our Staff

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  • Dr.
    Christine Elfers

    Dr. Christine Elfers is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry,  where she has done extensive research on dental implants.  She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati in dental hygiene, where she served as president of her class.  She also studied dental assisting in high school and has been very passionate about dentistry for many years.

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  • Dr. Lindsay Runyan

    Dr. Runyan received her Bachelors in Biochemistry at Kent State University and was on a full ride scholarship for gymnastics as well as an Honors College member. She
    completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry like Dr. Elfers. While at Ohio State she became Invisalign certified and was a recipient of The Academy of Operative Dentistry Award and The Outstanding Commitment to Community Award. She has been practicing in the Cincinnati area since 2017. 

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, subject to ...

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  • Crowns and Bridges

    Bridges Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.Bridges are sometimes referred ...

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped, or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or that are chipped, ...

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  • April 2022 Dental Newsletter

    The Importance of Preventive Care: Maintaining Good Oral Health Preventative dental care is a significant part of overall dental health, but it's often an afterthought. Our dedicated dentist sees many patients who don’t keep up with consistent preventative oral care and then must fix the problems ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

    Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small ...

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  • Medications

    Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important ...

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8:30 am-4:00 pm


8:30 am-4:00 pm


8:30 am-4:00 pm


8:30 am-1:30 pm