Wesley Sherrell, DMD, recently began his appointment as an assistant professor of oral medicine in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences.
Sherrell’s responsibilities as an assistant professor include teaching oral medicine, covering students in the clinics and seeing oral medicine patients in the Dental Faculty Practice.
His practice will focus on treating patients with salivary gland dysfunction; viral, bacterial, and fungal infections of the oral cavity; oral mucosal and vesiculobullous disease; oral changes related to systemic disease; oral complications from cancer/radiation therapy; headache disorders; temporomandibular disorders; burning mouth disorders; trigeminal and other neuralgias; and persistent idiopathic orofacial pain/atypical odontalgia. His research interests include oral manifestations of systemic disease and oral cancer with no known risk factors.
“Dr. Sherrell is a very well-trained clinician who has also had significant teaching experience during his residency. He is a significant addition to our oral medicine team and I have no doubt that students will benefit greatly from his instruction and practice insights,” said Valerie Murrah, DMD, MS, MBA, chair of the Division of Diagnostic Sciences.
Sherrell earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He completed postgraduate training with the advanced dental education program in oral medicine and was the chief resident in the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.