Meet Your Powell Dentists
Ryan Eskridge, DDS
Wedgewood Complete Dentistry is extremely excited to announce the addition of Dr. Ryan Eskridge DDS to our team. Dr. Eskridge is thankful for the opportunity to work in Powell with Dr. Straker and continuing to provide the same high-quality dentistry that patients expect. Here are a few things to know about our dentist, Dr. Eskridge:
Dr. Eskridge is a native of Rootstown, in Northeast Ohio. After high school, he attended John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. At JCU, Dr. Eskridge excelled in the classroom as well as the basketball court, where he was a 4 year starter and captain of the 1998 team which reached the NCAA Division III Elite Eight. Immediately following his time at John Carroll, Dr. Eskridge enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed his degree in 2002.
In his 14 years of practice, Dr. Eskridge has earned a reputation for being a quality dentist and is known for his attention to detail and commitment to continuing his dental education. Dr. Eskridge is a graduate of the prestigious Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Dawson Academy trains dentists to provide complete care dentistry of the entire system rather than focusing solely on the teeth, and emphasizes both thorough examination and planning to ensure predictability. He is also a certified Invisalign provider since 2009 and has received extensive training and much clinical experience in CEREC CAD/CAM technology, which allows for many conservative dental restorations to be completed in a single appointment rather than multiple visits. He is also interested in conservative cosmetic dentistry, the treatment of TMJ disorders and the diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Eskridge is involved in many professional organizations which promote education and dentistry's effect on the population. Some of these include: The American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The Dawson Academy Study Club.
When away from the office, Dr. Eskridge's greatest enjoyment is spending time with his wife, Adessa and daughter, Elliott. Dr. Eskridge also enjoys trail running and hiking, reading, traveling to Maine and the Napa Valley, and working outdoors. Sports are still a big part Dr. Eskridge's life as he is a lifelong Cleveland Browns, Cavs and Indians fan and loves watching Ohio State play football and basketball.
Norman Straker, DDS
Norman C. Straker, DDS is a 1977 graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry and has served patients in the northwest Columbus area since that time. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio State Dental Association and the Columbus Dental Society, where he is a former member of the peer review, finance and curriculum committees. He is a past member of the American Academy of General Dentistry. He holds an Implant Prosthodontic Mini-Residency from The Ohio State University. He has 10 years of service with the Ohio Worker’s Compensation Bureau.
Dr. Straker values continuing education as a means to deliver the best and latest dental technology to his patients. He enrolls in numerous post-graduate courses annually covering a wide range of topics, including cosmetic and implant dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics, anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Straker has been a featured speaker at medical cardiology symposiums concerning the effects of antibiotics and bisphosphonates on oral health.
Many community organizations have benefit from Dr. Straker’s leadership and support. He has been associated with the Worthington, Dublin and Powell communities, assisting with youth and high school football, soccer, baseball, golf and volleyball. He was the resident dentist for Wedgewood Golf and Country Club for over 20 years.
Dr. Straker proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1971.
Dr. Straker and his wife, Laurel, reside in Powell. They have three grown children, Emily, Kelsey and Clayton.