Dr. Wenger completed his undergraduate degree at Western Reserve University in 1962 where he earned the Willaman Award as the outstanding senior athlete. He played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians for two years before entering Case Western University Dental School in 1963.
During dental school he was class president all four years, graduating in 1967. He was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary fraternity, reserved for the top ten percent of each class. At graduation he earned the Callahan Award given to the doctor who demonstrated the best clinical and leadership skills.
Dr. Wenger remained at CWRU to complete his post graduate residency and earned his Master's degree in 1969. His Master's thesis compared two different types of retainers and their stability of overbite correction.
Dr. Wenger and his wife Judy have been married since 1963 and have three grown children and four grandsons. His hobbies include tennis, fly fishing, collecting sports memorabilia, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren. Dr. Wenger is an active member of the Chesterland Rotary and a member at St. Anselm Parish.
Ryan T. Wenger, DDS, MSD
Dr. Ryan T. Wenger has practiced orthodontics with his father, Dr. Terrence L. Wenger, since 1998. Dr. Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Damein 1991 and his D.D.S. from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 1996. In dental school, Dr. Ryan conducted extensive research on facial growth and treatment efficiency, earning the student clinician's award in 1996. This honor allowed Dr Ryan to represent The Ohio State University at the American Dental Association national meeting. Dr. Ryan continued his education by specializing in Orthodontics at the Case Western Reserve University. His research at CWRU investigated the clinical results of protraction headgear to correct underbites and won the resident's research award.
Dr. Ryan has volunteered at Case Western Reserve Universityas an assistant clinical professor of orthodontics since 2003. He trains orthodontic residents in the latest innovations through lectures and supervision of patient care.
Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He is also an avid tennis player, having lettered four years at the University of Notre Dame. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Dr. Ryan received the Bryon Kanely award for outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Dr. Ryan's other interests include running, basketball and billiards.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Ryan has a particular interest in Invisalign treatment, Herbst Therapy and self ligating brackets that reduce friction and treatment time.
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