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Welcome to Pleasant Run Dental.
Home to Quality Dental Care in the Cincinnati area!

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George Downing Jr., D.D.S.


Dr. Downing is a comprehensive dentist with over 12 years experience with even the most fearful of patients.  He has had specialty-level training in many areas of dentistry and even received awards for his commitment to advanced dental education.  He hails from New Paris, Ohio where he graduated Valedictorian of his class as well as graduating Summa Cum Laude from University of Dayton.  After graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry he served as an active duty dental officer in the U.S. Army and received 2 Army Achievement Medals and an Army Commendation Medal.  


Dr. Downing enjoys numerous hobbies he is passionate about including hunting, cooking, wood carving, sculpture, spending time with his family, and farming (ever heard of the Downing Fruit Farm in New Madison, Ohio?).  But, most of all, Dr. Downing’s pursuit of excellence in state-of-the-art dental care for his patients is his biggest passion.



No matter the scope of your dental problems, we will treat you with genuine concern and compassion. We welcome you to Pleasant Run Dental and hope to be your lifelong partner in dental health.  Please feel free to contact our Cincinnati, OH office with any questions or concerns you might have by calling (513) 825-7570.




Dentist Cincinnati, OH - Pleasant Run Dental

At Pleasant Run Dental we truly enjoy being a family dentist and working with all ages for optimal dental health care.  We also strive to provide our patients with the best in quality care that we would desire for our own families and ourselves.  Together, we do everything possible to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible by creating a stress-free dental experience combined with quality, compassionate care from our experienced Cincinnati dentists.

We are happy to offer our full list of treatments in our Cincinnati office to bring beautiful, healthy smiles to our patients.  Our caring team will work with you and your family to map out a dental plan that fits your personal needs, goals, budget and lifestyle. 

Our dental services in Cincinatti include, but are not limited to:

  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • In-Office and Home Teeth whitening
  • Dentures and Partial Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Gum Disease Therapy
  • Denture/Partial Stabilization 
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Invisalign
  • State-of-the-Art Tooth Extraction and Bone Preservation
  • Painless Root Canals
  • Sports Dentistry
  • Veneers
  • Laser removal of canker sores
  • Laser removal of oral and facial unwanted growths


Dentists of Pleasant Run Dental Cincinnati OH 

Congratulations on Dr. Hodge's transition to domestic engineer.



 Robert C. Merkel, D.D.S.
Robert C. Merkel D.D.S.

Congratulations Dr. Merkel!

After 40 years of dentistry, Dr. Robert C. Merkel, has retired! Cheers to your well-earned retirement!!