AboutOhio Cosmetic Dentists

Ohio Cosmetic Dentists is a Columbus based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Sam Latif and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 614-503-5240 and experience why our patients think Ohio Cosmetic Dentists is the best dentist in Columbus.


Award-winning dentist, Sam Latif, DMD, has been providing compassionate and gentle cosmetic dental care to patients from in and around Columbus, Ohio for more than three decades. Dr. Latif has been voted Top Dentist in Central Ohio by his peers 8 years in a row, as published in Columbus Monthly and The Columbus Dispatch. For the past 16 years, he has been named one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and a Leading Physician of the World by The International Association of Dentists. He has also received the highest ranking for general dentists in Columbus on DoctorOogle.com, a website created for and by patients.

He is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute.

He was the first dentists in Ohio to perform the new Receding Gum Lift surgery to correct recession and has since treated over 400 satisfied patients with this innovative technique. Whatever your dental needs, be it a small filling or a whole mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Latif will provide you with the extra time, care and expertise you deserve at every visit. If you have a fear of injections, worry no more; Dr. Latif is a miracle worker with a needle!

Dr. Uselman

Dr. Emily Uselman

Dr. Uselman has been with our office since July, 2021 .Dr. Uselman attended Xavier University for her undergraduate degree. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where she graduated #1 in her class. At Ohio State, Dr. Uselman was inducted into the Theta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon through which she received the Kramer Award of Excellence. She also was awarded the Callahan Memorial Award, the Academy of General Dentistry's Senior Student Dental Award, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Dental Student award. Dr. Uselman strives to make every patient feel comfortable in the dental office. She is dedicated to being a lifelong learner in order to best serve her patients. Dr. Uselman is an active member of the American Dental Association and Ohio Dental Association. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their dog, Hazel.

Dr. Qaraja

Dr. Qaraja

Dr. Mohammed Latif-Qaraja joined our team in August 2022, bringing a wealth of expertise and a strong educational background. He earned his Bachelor's of Dental Surgery from the October University for Modern Sciences and Arts in 2013, laying a solid foundation for his knowledge. Following that, he received his DDS degree after completing a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at the St. Vincent Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he excelled and served as the Chief Resident.

Since graduating from the program in July 2022, Dr. Qaraja has held the position of Attending Faculty at the Miami Valley Hospital where he works two days a week. This allows him to contribute his knowledge and skills while mentoring aspiring dentists and fostering their growth in the field. With his diverse background, exemplary qualifications, and dedication to both his patients and family, Dr. Qaraja embodies the qualities of a well-rounded and compassionate dentist. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Dr. Qaraja enjoys cooking as well as exploring Columbus with his wife and their three wonderful children.

Meet The Team
Photo of Ohio Cosmetic Dentists Staff
Photo of Ohio Cosmetic Dentists Staff


Front Office Administrator

Darlene has been with Dr. Latif for over 30 years, sharing the practice vision and passion for providing outstanding patient care. She will always greet you with a warm, friendly smile and, on occasion, freshly baked cookies from our kitchen! Our patients appreciate her knowledge of dentistry and insurance coverage, as well as her ability to answer any questions they may have regarding finances and payment options. She is the one you can expect to ask how your family is doing and how your last vacation went. If you bring a baby or toddler with you to your appointment, beware; she will most likely snatch them up before you have a chance to sit down. She will hold, entertain and spoil them the entire time you’re in the dental chair!



Office Manager

Office Manager since February 2021, you will find Pamela at any place in the office helping to make sure our patients and staff are getting the best care possible. Pam’s thorough knowledge of dentistry, insurance coverage and financing helps our patients tremendously with understanding their needs and helping them make their treatment decisions.

She is a member of AADOM and has achieved her Fellowship and Master certification and is currently working on her Distinction Certification through AADOM. Pam believes that constant continuing education, along with working in an office with hi-tech equipment, and a strong dental team, is the only way to give patients the best she possibly can give. It makes her happy to talk with patients about their treatment needs, the systemic role dentistry plays in their overall health and how to make everything happen financially. Building a relationship with our patients and seeing their happiness when they have completed their dentistry is her ultimate career goal.

Pamela grew up and resides in Newark, Ohio. Pam has 2 children and 4 grandchildren whom she enjoys spending time with along with her significant other, Phillip and her Momma. Phillip and Pam spend most of their time away from work, at grandkid activities, riding their Harleys, traveling, peddling their bicycles on long rides, working out at the gym and/or in the flower and vegetable garden.

Quote: Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile.