April 7, 2017

Dentistry Faculty and Staff to Serve at OSUWMC Outpatient Care Upper Arlington Facility

Recognizing the value of an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to delivering primary care, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) has engaged the Colleges of Dentistry and Optometry in a new initiative -- a community-based outpatient clinic in Upper Arlington. Located at the Kingsdale Center at 1800 Zollinger Road, the Ohio State's Outpatient Care Upper Arlington facility is a five-story, 100,000-square-foot comprehensive health center that provides primary care; heart and vascular services; women’s health care and women’s health imaging; specialties such as dermatology, endocrinology, rheumatology and digestive health services; and a general surgery clinic and laboratory and x-ray services. The dental clinic is scheduled to open this summer.

Dr. Robert Uhlin

Dr. Robert Uhlin, an associated faculty member in the College of Dentistry, will serve as the dental clinic director of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Outpatient Care Upper Arlington facility.

An alumnus of Ohio State, Dr. Uhlin received his B.S. degree in 1976 and his D.D.S. degree in 1980. Following his graduation from the College of Dentistry, he completed a general practice residency at the Youngstown Hospital Association in 1981. As a general dentist in the Columbus area for more than 30 years and a part-time faculty member in the college since 2004, Dr. Uhlin brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.

Matthew Messina, DDS

On June 26, Dr. Matthew Messina will join the College of Dentistry as its associate director of the dental clinic at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Outpatient Care Upper Arlington facility. 

Dr. Messina earned a B.S. degree from Michigan State University in 1983, and he received his D.D.S. degree from Ohio State's College of Dentistry in 1987. Following his graduation from Ohio State, Dr. Messina completed a general practice residency at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. A general dentist in Fairview Park, Ohio, Dr. Messina is active in organized dentistry, serving as a consumer advisor for the American Dental Association (ADA) and as the chairman of the ADA's Committee on the New Dentist. He is also a past president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society.

Anna Madden, RDH

Ms. Anna Madden joined the college on April 3 as the dental clinic manager.

An alumna of the College of Dentistry, Ms. Madden graduated in 1997 with a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. Her professional experience includes serving as a dental hygienist in the Columbus area from 1997 until 2012, in addition to her work as an orthodontics treatment coordinator. Prior to joining the college, she was the director of clinical operations for the Dermatologists of Greater Columbus.

In her new role at the Outpatient Care Upper Arlington facility, Ms. Madden directs and manages the administrative, operational, fiscal, and human resources activities of the dental clinic.