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Office location:
Fairview Park
20390 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH
Phone: (440) 895-1627

MATTHEW J. MESSINA, D.D.S. - Fairview Park, OH Dentist


Dr. Messina maintains a full-time private practice in Fairview Park, Ohio.  He is married to Denise, his wife of 27 years, and has three children; Caitlin, Michael, and Brian.


Dr. Messina's practice is renowned for providing comprehensive dentistry in a caring, supportive environment.  Dr. Messina has repeatedly been selected in a vote by his peers as a "Top Dentist" as recognized by Northern Ohio Live magazine. 


Dr. Messina is a nationally recognized spokesperson for dentistry, having appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, NPR radio, WTAM radio, and in numerous publications, including USA Today, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Prevention magazine, Reader's Digest, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Men's Health.


Dr. Messina was recently named to the Visting Faculty at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL.  The Pankey Institute provides continuing education for dentists in order to allow them to improve the health and well-being of their patients by achieving professional excellence and advanced skills.


Dr. Messina - Fairview Park DentistProfessional Affiliations


  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Greater Cleveland Dental Society
  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • International College of Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry


Honors and Awards


  • Fellowship in International College of Dentists (1996 inductee)
  • Fellowship in American College of Dentists (1997 inductee)
  • Callahan Memorial Award  (OSU College of Dentistry Valedictorian)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Award
  • American Academy of Dental Radiology Award
  • A.R.Weprin Clinical Scholarship Award
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Michigan State University, College of Natural Science - Dan Bolin Award (academic excellence and service)
  • Michigan State University Council - Twenty-five Outstanding Seniors Award





  • Odom, John G.; Messina, Matthew J.;  “Treatment Decision-Making:  Student Choices of Autonomy vs. Paternalism”  Journal of Law and Ethics in Dentistry  4:12-15.  1991.
  • Collins, G.B.; Kotz, M.; Janesz, J.W.; Messina, M.J.; Ferguson, T;  “Alcoholism in the Families of Bulimic Anorexics” Cleveland Clinic Quarterly 52:65-67. Spring, 1985.
  • Collins, G.B.; Janesz, J.M.; Byerly-Thrope, J.; Forsythe, S.B.; Messina, M.J. “The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program: A Treatment Outcome Study”  Cleveland Clinic Quarterly  52:245-251. Summer, 1985.
  • Collins, G.B.; Brosnihan, K.B.; Zuti, M.A.; Messina, M.J.; Gupta, M.K.; Kotz, M. “Neuroendocrine Fluid Balance and Behavioral Profile of Alcoholics in Response to an Ethanol Challenge”  Cleveland Clinic Quarterly  59:351-355.    December, 1992.




  • ADA Consumer Advisor, National Spokesperson

                        (TV, radio, and print interviews)                                

  • ADA “Success Seminar” presenter                                       
  • Lecturer – “Dental Emergencies in Sports”


  • Michigan State University – Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

                        Chemistry and Physics                                              




  • Chairman, Parish Pastoral Council, St. Angela Merici Parish
  • Chairman, Vision Beyond 2000 Committee, St. Angela School
  • Pankey Institute

                        Visiting Faculty

  • American Dental Association

                        Committee on the New Dentist                                


                        Consumer Advisor                                                   


  • Ohio Dental Association

                        Executive Editor, ODA Publications                          


          Greater Cleveland Dental Society                                                                           President                                        

          Ohio State University Dental Alumni Assn.

                        Board of Directors                                                  


          Saint Joseph Academy

                        Sports Boosters, President




  • Mentor High School                                  Diploma  1979

          Mentor, Ohio                                              Summa cum Laude


  • Michigan State University                        B.S. Physiology  1983

          East Lansing, Michigan                              Summa cum Laude


  • Ohio State University                               D.D.S.   1987

          College of Dentistry                                   Summa cum Laude

          Columbus, Ohio                                         Class Rank #1


  • Miami Valley Hospital                              General Practice

          Good Samaritan Hospital                          Residency     1988

          Dayton, Ohio                                                 


  • Pankey Institute                                      Advanced Occlusion

          Key Biscayne, FL                                       Esthetics;  Implants