Wesley E. Shankland, II, DDS, MS, Ph.D. is highly trained in the treatment of TMD (TMJ), orofacial pain, and sleep breathing disorders. He has been in practice since 1978 in Central Ohio. His practice has been limited to TMD, orofacial pain, and sleep breathing disorders since 1983. Upon graduation from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, in a class of 215 students, Dr. Shankland earned 3 of 12 academic awards, all of which were determined by the faculty of the College of Dentistry. He completed a one-year fellowship in the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders. Within one year of graduating, Dr. Shankland was asked to join the faculty of the College of Dentistry and he continued to teach for five years, but continued to lecture in the College of Dentistry and College of Medicine periodically.
In addition, Dr. Shankland has participated in four (4) FDA scientific studies, the most significant being (1) Analgesic evaluation program: an assessment of the systemic and oral safety of sublingual buprenorphine in the treatment of patients with chronic pain, (2) The NTI device and migraine headaches and (3) Efficacy of through-transmission alveolar ultrasound in the diagnosis of ischemic conditions.
Dr. Shankland has written over one hundred thirteen (113) national and international scientific publications which have been published in scientific, refereed journals. Further, he has written a manual of head and neck anatomy, and chapters in 14 textbooks. Dr. Shankland’s book, TMJ: Its Many Faces (Anadem Publishers), was released in February of 1996. The second edition of this best-selling book was released 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. His most recent book is Bioterrorism: You Can Survive. Dr. Shankland also edited the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniofacial Pain for the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Further, he contributed to the two manuals, Radiofrequency Surgery for the Treatment of Head and Facial Pain and Myofascial Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment, both published by the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
In addition to writing and research, Dr. Shankland sits on the editorial boards of fourteen (14) scientific journals and is a past-editor of The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice and Sleep.
Dr. Shankland is a member and past president of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (1998-2000). He’s also a member of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, The Illinois Sleep Society, The Ohio State University Dental Alumni Society (Life Member), and is an Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni.
His most recent accomplishment was his nomination and election to the Royal Society of Medicine of England.
Dr. Shankland is Board Certified by the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He is also a member of the Okinawan Karate Federation and has earned a brown belt in Shorin-Ryu (Okinawan) karate and Toy Gar Kung Fu, rank of 1st-degree brown belt.
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Restorative dentists use devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays and also dental implants to restore your teeth and their proper functioning. Teeth can be damaged or lost by cavities, gum disease, or accidents. Restorative dentistry restores your teeth and their proper function. Our office offers crowns, inlays, onlays, tooth-colored fillings, bridges, and implants to restore the function and beauty of your teeth.
Do you or someone in your family snore? Do you wake up suddenly in a panic, feeling as if you can't catch your breath? The diagnosis may be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to other disease processes in your body and should be treated. Dr. Shankland can evaluate your breathing problems and make recommendations for the best treatment options.
TMD, commonly know as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained to treat these disorders. Some of the more common symptoms are: clenching; pain in the face; headaches; clicking, popping, or grating sounds; or jaws that get stuck
Facial pain is often caused by the following disorders: temporal tendonitis, Ernest Syndrome, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), NICO (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis). Dr.Wesley Shankland has been successfully diagnosing and treating people with these disorders for many years, and is respected as an expert in this field