Meet the Doctors

Lima, OH Dentists

Dentist in LimaLima Dentist | Dr. Jeffery Blanford

Dr. Blanford was born and raised in Kalida, OH.  His undergraduate years were split between the University of Cincinnati and the College of Wooster.  While attending the College of Wooster, Dr. Blanford wrote and published many scientific papers in the field of heavy metal toxicology.  Dr. Blanford then went on to attend The Ohio State University, where he earned his D.D.S. in 1997.

Dr. Blanford has attended extensive post Graduate Continuing Education Courses.  Though he has taken courses in all of the disciplines, he emphasized on Implants, Endodontics, Orthodontics, and full mouth restoration.  Dr. Blanford is a member of the ADA, ODA, and Northwest Dental Society in which he serves as a local Societies Delegate to the ODA.

Dr. Blanford began practicing in 1997 with Dr. Best in Delphos, then in 1998 he took over Dr. Harry Scott’s practice, where he currently practices at 3000 Elida Road, Suite 4. He has turned this office into a state-of-the-art dental practice which he regularly updates with the latest in dental technology.   In 2001 the practice was expanded when he took over Dr. White’s practice.  In 2011, he again expanded when he took over Dr. Steven Carlson’s practice in Delphos, which is now his second location.

Dr. Blanford is the 8th child of 9.  His father died when he was four years old which has been a major influence on his life.  His siblings all moved out of the Midwest and this was a major factor in returning to his hometown.  His move allowed him to take care of his elderly mother until her death in 2008.

During Dr. Blanford’s free time, he enjoys remodeling projects, discussing national politics, gardening, outdoor activities, and spending time with and entertaining family and friends.

Dentist in Lima OHDentist in Lima | Dr. Steven Carlson

Dr. Carlson attended The Ohio State University earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in biological sciences in 1967 and his D.D.S. in 1971.  He had a private general dental practice in Delphos, OH for 39 years.  He sold his practice to Dr. Blanford in December 2010 and currently practices in Dr. Blanford’s Lima office on Mondays.  Dr. Carlson is a member of the ADA, ODA, and Northwest Dental Society.

In his semi-retirement, Dr. Carlson enjoys visiting grandchildren, reading, light gardening, skiing, and “just plain relaxing.”  His patients still love seeing and visiting with him on those Monday appointments.