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Dr. Wesley Shankland Joins Lima Dental Associates

For Immediate Release.  Media contacts: Dr. Erik Risolvato, or Sharon Ewing at 419-228-4036

Dr. Wesley Shankland, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Wesley Shankland, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Lima, Ohio (February 27, 2013) – Wesley Shankland, D.D.S., Ph.D. and Director of the TMJ & Facial Pain Center has returned to his hometown of Lima and is accepting new patients at Lima Dental Associates and at the Lima Oral Sleep Center at Lima Dental.

After serving as a combat medic in the army, Dr. Shankland returned to Ohio State University to graduate from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1978.  He also served on the faculty of the College of Dentistry from 1979 until 1984, where he taught courses in clinical endodontics and temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Shankland also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in anatomy from Ohio State University and a Ph.D, also in anatomy.

A member of the editorial boards for 15 scientific journals, Dr. Shankland has authored over 110 national and international scientific publications, a manual of head and neck anatomy, and various chapters in fourteen textbooks, along with editing the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniofacial Pain for the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Dr. Shankland’s best-selling book, “TMJ: Its Many Faces” (Anadem Publishers), was released in February of 1996, followed by a second edition in October 1998. “US News & World Report,” magazine listed this as “THE TMJ” book to purchase. His second pain book, “Face the Pain” (Aomega Publishers), was released in July of 2000. Shankland’s most recent book is “Bioterrorism, You Can Survive.”

Dr. Shankland is a well-known international lecturer on the subjects of headaches, temporomandibular disorders, or facial pain and anatomy.  While in graduate school, he discovered three structures that had never previously been reported in the scientific literature.

Dr. Shankland is also a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines.  Dr. Shankland is Board Certified by the American Board of Craniofacial Pain.

“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Shankland has joined us,” said Erik Risolvato, D.D.S. “His expertise and skills will further enhance the treatments and overall care that we can offer the patients of Lima, New Bremen and Spencerville Dental Associates, along with our patients at the Lima Oral Sleep Center.”

“I’m very excited about returning to Lima.  Although I’ve been gone since graduating from Shawnee High School in 1971, I’ve had a secret desire to return home.  I am extremely happy and gratified to join Dr. Risolvato and the other doctors and staff at Lima Dental Associates.  And where else can I get a Kewpee?”

About Lima, New Bremen and Spencerville Dental Associates

State-of-the-Art Technology; State-of-the-Heart Care. Lima Dental Associates has been open in Lima since 1969, and was purchased in 2004 by Dr. Erik J. Risolvato, General Dentist. New Bremen Dental Associates and Spencerville Dental Associates were purchase in 2012. Nine dentists and a dedicated staff of over 60, including dental hygienists, in-house dental lab specialists, insurance/financing experts, and assistants support the patients and doctors at our practices. Services range from basic dental health and wellness, to implant dentistry, root canal therapy, periodontal disease treatment, crowns, cosmetic dentistry and more. For more information:

About Lima Oral Sleep Center at Lima Dental Associates

The Oral Sleep Center treats mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and/or snoring with FDA-approved oral appliance therapy in concert with a patient’s regular physician, or sleep doctor. The sleep center also offers diagnosis, treatment and management of bruxism and temporomandibular disorders, such as TMJ and myofascial pain. The Oral Sleep Center is located at 2115 Allentown Road, Lima, Ohio.  For more information:


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