Ashlee L. Cosantino, DDS

Attending Physician, Dentistry; Program Director; Postdoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry



Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Ashlee Cosantino, DDS has been a pediatric attending dentist at Lurie Children's since 2011. In 2019 she was named Program Director of the Lurie Children’s Postdoctoral Program, Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Cosantino's focus is on preventive oral health from infancy to adolescence and patients with special needs. She enjoys teaching the dental residents and enhancing their skills in pediatric dentistry.


Cannon M, Trent B, Vorachek A, Kramer S, Esterly R. Effectiveness of CRT at Measuring the Salivary Level of Bacteria in Caries Prone Children with Probiotic Therapy. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2013 Fall; 38(1):55-60.

Oral Health Among Participants in PHACS PH200 – Adolescent Master Protocol (AMP)
A Multi-Center Substudy of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS)

Inhibition of Autism Spectrum Disorder Associated Bacteria by Polyols.

Inhibition of Streptococcus Mutans and Sobrinus by Xylitol and Erythritol.

PHACS PH204: A Re-Examination of Oral Health among Participants in the PHACS Adolescent Master Protocol (AMP – PH200) and Adolescent Master Protocol for Participants 18 Years of Age and Older (AMP Up – PH300)

Cannon M, Vorachek A, Le C, White K. Retrospective Review of Oral Probiotic Therapy. J Clin Pediatr Dent; Vol. 43: 1-5. June 2019.

Clinical Interests

Infant oral health, preventive and restorative dentistry, dentistry for patients with special needs​


Education & Training

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, 2009

Postgraduate Training: Residency in pediatric dentistry, Lurie Children's 2009-2011; Pediatric dentistry chief resident, Lurie Children's, 2011

Board Certifications: Pediatric dentistry

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Illinois Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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