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Michael Bezbatchenko, DDS

Michael Bezbatchenko, DDS

Central Ohio TMJD and Dental Sleep Medicine
Central Ohio TMJD and;Dental Sleep Therapy Center, LLC

Phone: 614-890-1571

Dr. Bezbatchenko, known most affectionately as Dr. Bez, has been serving the Central Ohio community since 1977. Well respected, and known for his caring chair side manner, Dr. Bez has been a maverick in exploring and implementing the latest technology in his practice to improve the quality of care for his patients. Dr. Bez is also a leading expert on the causes of sleep apnea and TMJD about the study and treatment of sleep apnea, and in 2012 he founded the Central Ohio TMJD Dental Sleep Therapy Center. At his therapy center he offers state of the art treatments, in some cases actually curing the problem, not just masking the issue at hand.

Continuing his quest for excellence, Dr. Michael Bezbatchenko joined a select group of doctors when he earned the prestigious designation of American Board of Sleep Medicine Diplomate. This status is presented to those few who have completed a thorough vetting process which includes submitting case studies, copious hours of continuing education and an arduous examination.

If you ask Dr. Bezbatchenko’s patients what they love most about him, they will most likely tell you it is that he treats them like family. In fact when Dr. Bez refers to his patients, he often refers to them as part of his extended family. They will also share how Dr. Bez takes the time to explain each treatment before he begins, and always puts their comfort first.

In his free time Dr. Bezbatchenko loves nothing more than spending time with his family. He is also an avid golfer, OSU, and Cleveland Browns fan.

Dr. Bezbatchenko graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 1976. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Columbus Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of CAD/CAM Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a past instructor of Restorative Dentistry at The Ohio State University.

Team Bez

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Ashlie Brownfield

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashlie knew she had a passion for dentistry early in life. She remembers a school project where she was supposed to be shadowing the dentist and she ending up shadowing the dental hygienist. She followed her heart and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Ashlie also has experience in working with patients with TMJD and practice management. She feels blessed to be part of a practice with so much knowledge and such a high priority for patient care. Her patients find her thorough but gentle and always fun to be with.

Ashlie spends her free time with her family and especially enjoys spending time with her two daughters. She believes in setting a good example by giving back and is involved in Kid Smile, Vineyard and Give Kids a Smile.

Nancy Powers

Dental Assistant

Nancy, who has called Westerville home for over two decades, was drawn to a career of dentistry by a desire to help people. She finds it very rewarding to serve in a caring capacity and being able to improve her patient’s dental health on a daily basis. Nancy is particularly rewarded by the patients she is able to help through TMJD therapy, as she has seen it change many lives by curing the constant pain that main sufferers live with. If you ask her patient’s to describe her, they will most likely tell you Nancy is a great listener, compassionate and nurturing. If you ask Nancy about her patient’s, she will tell you she regards them as family, a resounding theme of the members of Team Bez.

In her free time Nancy is a passionate cycling enthusiast, she loves the outdoors and finds cycling the perfect way to enjoy time in the sun. She also gives back by making time to visit the elderly at a local home.

Ann Shockey

Reception, Financial Administrator

Ann is a graduate of Miami University. She began working with Dr. Bezbatchenko in 1989. She greatly values her relationships with the patients who in turn value her for her sense of humor, and her dedication to taking care of their needs. She makes everyone feel at home.

Ann has two sons and three grandsons. There is nothing more important to her than family. Flying Horse Farms, which benefits critically ill children, is her favorite charity.  Ann is an example of the commitment to excellence that makes Dr. Bezbatchenko’s dental office someplace special.

Molly Thompson


Molly has over two decades of experience in the dental industry. She retains the passion for the field that inspired her in the early days. Molly loves the opportunity to work with a practice with a focus on the latest advancements. She has seen these new technologies make a dramatic impact on patient care and comfort.

In Molly’s free time she enjoys traveling, cheering on her favorite teams and, most of all, spending time with her family. She is also an active member in her church.

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