158-A Commerce Park Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43082

Preventative Dentistry

Dr. Shankland and his staff are dedicated to providing dental care that will not only help their patients have as few dental problems as possible, but minimizing oral diseases also helps patients maintain healthy bodies as well. By providing extensive oral cancer examinations, thorough cleanings and sealants of posterior or back teeth to prevent dental decay, you can be assured that your oral health is of the utmost concern for Dr. Shankland and his staff.

Dr. Shankland and his staff are committed to providing the most up to date preventative dental care information to their patients. It is their goal that you have the healthiest mouth and receive only the least amount of dental treatment that’s necessary. In providing preventative dental advice and care, Dr. Shankland’s staff offer:

  • Oral cancer examinations for every patient.
    Dr. Shankland’s staff has invested in the advanced technology Oral ID, which is a comprehensive cancer screening test. This advanced test utilizes fluorescence, which highlights suspicious-looking tissue in the mouth, which alerts the staff long before the naked eye could see histological tissue changes, thus saving lives.
  • Prophy or a dental prophylaxis is the technical term for cleanings.
    Routine dental cleanings are the very best way to monitor your dental health and to ensure that you stay healthy and hopefully, require little dental treatment. Dr. Shankland also offers Whitening for Life. For patients who agree to return for regular dental cleanings, Dr. Shankland will provide all the necessary items to whiten your teeth free of charge.
  • Sealants.
    The best way to fight tooth decay is to prevent the decay. Using sealants in the posterior or back teeth, especially in younger children and teenagers, really helps to preserve the biting surfaces of adult teeth and prevents tooth decay. Dr. Shankland believes so strongly in sealants that he will replaced lost sealants or place a dental filling in teeth that have had sealants free of charge!
  • Teeth whitening.
    Today everyone wants a white and beautiful smile and Dr. Shankland’s office provides very effective whitening. Whitening strips can be purchased at any store that has a dental section, but those products often whiten teeth too quickly, causing teeth to become very sensitive to even cool temperatures. Dr. Shankland is pleased to provide Whitening for Life free of charge for his patients who enroll in a maintenance program for routine and consistent dental care.


  • Biopsy services.
    If you notice a change in color or shape of any tissues in your mouth, make an appointment to see Dr. Shankland as soon as possible to ensure that you are not developing a cancerous or pre-cancerous growth. Over 5%, or 1 in 20, of cancers are oral cancers. Due to the great amount of blood vessels in the mouth, oral cancer spreads very rapidly. Dr. Shankland has had additional and extensive training in biopsy techniques, so if you have any question or concern, make an appointment as soon as possible.
Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is a practice of maintaining your oral hygiene by caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It teach the patient how to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear etc.

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Invisible Orthodontics

Invisible orthodontic therapy is simple alternative to braces. Aligners are almost invisible and you can eat & clean your teeth normally.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry means using the medication to help patient to get calm & relax during dental procedure. We can provide you with safe and effective sedation so that your appointment will be pleasant and comfortable as possible.

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Restorative Dental Care

Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of oral health problems and restoring mouth to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. When a fracture or decayed tooth is removed, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is snoring with quiet pauses in breathing ending in gasping, snoring or choking sounds. Have you or your spouse awakened suddenly in a panic, not being able to breathe? If this continues, the diagnosis may very well be obstructive sleep apnea.

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TMD, commonly known as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint.

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Facial Pain

Facial pain is a pain disorder of the face. It is mostly experienced by patient to one side of the face and can be described as sharp, dull, crushing, aching or burning.

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About Dr. Shankland

Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained in  general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of TMD (TMJ) and other facial pain disorders.  He has been in practice since 1978 in Central Ohio.

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The staff at Dr. Shankland’s office in Westerville are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our patients. They are very knowledgeable in their fields, and most have been with him for many years.

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