Renowned Guest Speakers.

Dr. Wesley Shankland

DDS

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. Dr. Shankland also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in anatomy from Ohio State University and a Ph.D, also in anatomy.

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

Jennifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in evidence based practices that treat individuals with trauma histories. She highlights the influence of trauma and mental health on body sensations, including facial pain and muscle tension. Jennifer trains dental professionals to identify risk factors of mental health disorders in their patient populations. She educates on how to incorporate mindfulness meditation techniques as a way to cope with pain. Jennifer strives to empower professionals to feel confident in integrating mental health as part of whole health treatment.

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Jennifer Mejias

Mental Health Therapist – LMFT

Renowned Guest Speakers.

Dr. Wesley Shankland

DDS

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. Dr. Shankland also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in anatomy from Ohio State University and a Ph.D, also in anatomy.

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

Jennifer Mejias

Mental Health Therapist – LMFT

Jennifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in evidence based practices that treat individuals with trauma histories. She highlights the influence of trauma and mental health on body sensations, including facial pain and muscle tension. Jennifer trains dental professionals to identify risk factors of mental health disorders in their patient populations. She educates on how to incorporate mindfulness meditation techniques as a way to cope with pain. Jennifer strives to empower professionals to feel confident in integrating mental health as part of whole health treatment.

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