Dr. Kenneth Clemens, D.D.S.
“I enjoy the on-going relationship with patients and their families.”
Dr. Ken Clemens grew up in Lancaster, Ohio, and entered the Army following high school. Paired with a dentist during the war, Dr. Clemens learned the value of a college education. Following the war, Dr. Clemens pursued that education at West Virginia University and received his DDS from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Following the completion of his DDS, Dr. Clemens returned to service during the Korean War.
In 1956, Dr Clemens founded a dental practice in Lima, Ohio. For more than 50 years he has been a strong advocate for his alma mater and for the Ohio State University Alumni Association. In 1976, he sat on the founding committee of the College of Dentistry Alumni Society and later served as the president of it’s board of governors.
Along with his seat as president of the Lima Academy of Dentistry, Chairman of the Liaison committee of ODA Representatives to HEW Region V., and trustee for the Seventh District of the American Dental Association, Dr. Clemens is counted among the first individuals to be recognized by the OSU’s President’s Club as a charter member.
Dr. Clemens helped to create the dental hygiene program at Rhodes State College where he was a long time board member and took an active role in many national and state health and education organizations, including the American Dental Association and Ohio Dental Association. He also was a member of Governor Richard Celeste’s Task Force on Health Care Cost Containment and Governor George Voinovich’s Task Force on Higher Education.
Along with numerous continuing education certifications such as Periodontics in General Practice and Gnathological Reconstruction, Dr. Clemens has earned many accolades and awards for his commitment to Ohio State and the field of dentistry. Among these are the Centennial Award from the Ohio State University, the Distinguished Service Award from Lima Technical College, the International College of Dentists Golden Pen Award, the Ohio State Alumni Association’s Leadership Award, and the James A. Rhodes State College Honorary Associate in Applied Science Degree. In 2011, he received the Ralph Davenport Mershon Award and is recognized by Ohio State’s Neil Legacy Society for a bequest to benefit the College of Dentistry. He also received the Ohio Association of Community College’s Maureen C. Grody Award for extraordinary leadership at Rhodes State College.
Dr. Clemens continues to work part-time at Lima Dental Associates. He supervises fourth-year Ohio State dental students at Lima Community Dental.
“I like doing things and building things (fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures) with my own two hands.” Dr. Kenneth Clemens, D.D.S.
Dr. Justin Crowley, D.D.S.
“Getting to know a patient on an individual level and building a relationship with them is one of my favorite parts of dentistry!”
Dr. Crowley was born in Forest lake, Minnesota and has been a lifelong buckeye fan. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in human biology from Minnesota State University Mankato, he was excited to continue his education at The Ohio State University. There he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is CDCA Board certified, which allows him to practice in 46 states.
Growing up in a smaller town, Dr. Crowley is excited to be able to serve a rural community in Lima. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing with his two dogs, Duke and Ghost.
“I am looking forward to joining such a diverse, dedicated team of professionals.”
DDS: The Ohio State University
Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association.
Dr. Courtney Fleming, D.D.S.
He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and is licensed by both the Ohio State Dental Board and the North East Regional Board of Examiners.
Dr. Fleming is also the proud father of two beautiful children and husband to tthe lovely Mrs. Dana Fleming of the Cleveland, OH area.
Dr. Fleming was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Hartley High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology and pre-med from Capital University in 1996 and then graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2003.
Dr. Fleming was first employed as a dentist with American Dental Centers before founding and owning Fleming Family Dental in Columbus, Ohio. Soon thereafter, he opened a second practice in Kenton, Ohio.
Dr. Fleming is currently a member of the American Dental Association and is licensed by both the Ohio State Dental Board and the Northeast Regional Board of Examiners.
Dr. Fleming is also the proud father of two beautiful children and is married to Mrs. Dana Fleming.
Dr. Joseph Hampton, D.D.S.
Dr. Joseph Hampton received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Akron, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toledo, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Ohio State University College of Dentistry finishing 12th in a class of 200.
He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in full mouth rehabilitation, TMJ diagnosis and treatment, dental photography, sleep apnea, and implant dentistry. Dr. Hampton remains active in the Academy of General Dentistry having earned his master’s certification.
Dr. Hampton enjoys using both his professional and business experience to help others. In his leisure time, he spends time with family and grandchildren. He also involves himself in his wood shop with remodeling projects, cabinet making, and all kinds of other wood projects. He still loves to travel. He and his wife make many driving, bus and train trips; the last one being a three-week venture driving the full length of the old Route 66, from Chicago to the Santa Monica pier.
Dr. Chad Ollom, D.D.S.
Having the ability to transform a smile and experience the happiness associated with it is, to me, the most rewarding part of the profession.
Dr. Chad Ollom was born in Wheeling, West Virginia and was drawn to Buckeye country where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Ollom’s passion for dentistry and hunger for learning has gained him his certification in Invisalign, Botox and Dermal Fillers, and also led him to graduate from the Midwest Implant Institute where he has expanded his knowledge in the placement of dental implants. Dr. Ollom is offers orthodontic, endodontic and implant services to Lima Dental Associates.
Dr. Ollom’s lifelong passion for science guided him into healthcare and dentistry. One of his goals is to provide his patients with the most comfortable and comprehensive dental experience possible. He believes that dentistry is just as much of an art as it is a science.
DDS: The Ohio State University
Certified: Invisalign Orthodontics, Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm
Graduate: Midwest Implant Institute
Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Association
Dr. Stephanie Ollom, D.D.S.
Dr. Ollom grew up in Wauseon, Ohio and became interested in dentistry at a young age. This led her to attend the University of Cincinnati where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, followed a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Ohio State University.
She wanted to serve her country and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy in 2012. While in the Navy, Dr. Ollom completed the Great Lakes Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency, served overseas operating a remote dental clinic, and had the distinct honor of providing dental services to fellow service members and their families.
After completion of her service, Dr. Stephanie Ollom moved back to Ohio to join her husband, Dr. Chad Ollom. Together they have two sweet girls, Sloane and Sage, and they love getting to spend time together as a family.
Dr. Stephanie is committed to lifelong learning and the practice of dentistry. Over the years, she has obtained extensive training in CAD/CAM dentistry. Additionally, she recently completed a series on the study of Comprehensive Orthodontics and several courses at the world-renowned Kois Center.
Dr. Wesley Shankland, D.D.S.
“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”
Dr. Wesley Shankland has dedicated his professional career to relieving pain and suffering of patients afflicted with TMJ pain, facial pain, headaches and sleep breathing disorders. Originally from Lima, Ohio, Dr. Shankland graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1978, after serving as a combat medic in the army. 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, orfacial pain, sleep breathing disorders 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.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Place of Birth: Van Wert, Ohio
Years of Service: Charla joined Dental Associates in 2014.
Education: Lincolnview High School, Lima Technical College 1992 Associates of Applied Science- Dental Hygiene, Local Anesthesia 2014
Personal Interests/Hobbies: I love spending time with my sweet children, Joe & Grace. When I’m not running them to their activities, I like to read and spend time with friends & family. I also like to walk our dog, Halle.
“One of my favorite parts about dentistry is serving others. I think our entire staff is compassionate, hard working, and me the overall experience enjoyable. We have hearts that care for each other and for our patients, too!”
Registered Dental Hygienist
Place of Birth: St. Marys, Ohio
Years of Service: Michelle has been a dedicated employee with our Spencerville location for 32 years.
Education: New Bremen High School, Lima Technical College – Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
Personal Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, Grandma Activities
“I love working with the patients to improve their overall health. I also have enjoyed all of my co-workers, past and present!”