After graduating from Howard University in 1983, Dr. Kelly accepted a position working with one of his former professors and also worked at the University as an Academic Reinforcement Instructor. Dr. Kelly realized that this was not the career path that he wished to follow so he moved back to Los Angeles, California to establish his practice. While waiting to pass the board examination Dr. Kelly worked at Southern California Edison Company as a Medical Analyst. This allowed Dr. Kelly to negotiate health care contracts and it also gave Dr. Kelly the opportunity to conduct health care seminars for the employees of the company.
Shortly after becoming Board Certified, Dr. Kelly joined a group practice, which allowed him to gain invaluable experience in the various dental disciplines. Dr. Kelly eventually opened his own practice, which proved to be a great move, and eventually opened a second satellite practice in Playa Del Rey, California, which is one of Southern California’s more affluent neighborhoods. This practice immediately excelled and became the primary practice until he moved to North Carolina. The move to North Carolina was spawned by an offer that would allow him and his family to live in a more peaceful, and intimate environment. It also afforded him the opportunity to move into the type of Dentistry he had long envisioned, Oral Implantology, continuing Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Due to Dr. Kelly’s love for the science of dentistry, this seemed the ultimate road to travel.
Since arriving in North Carolina Dr. Kelly has served as a Deputy Examiner for the North Carolina Sate Board of Dental Examiners. Also Dr. Kelly donates several hours of his time per month to free dental clinics in the Piedmont Triad Area. Dr. Kelly is an active member of the Forsyth County Dental Society, The American Dental Association, The North Carolina Dental Society, The Piedmont Society of Advanced Dental Studies, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and an a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. Dr. Kelly has served as an examiner for the American Board of Oral Implantology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kelly is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Dr. Kelly is an avid learner and strives to stay well informed of all new techniques and developments in his beloved profession.
Undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University at Long Beach 1979
1983 Graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry
2003 Medical College of Georgia Implant MaxiCourse
Immediate Implant Placement After extraction: A literature review.
A Novel Approach to Ridge Splitting, Immediate Placement, and Piezosurgery in Severely Compromised Implant Sites.
Product Evaluation for Dentatus USA, ACE Surgical, and A Titan Instruments.
Further Education/Courses Training:
1988 – Graduate of Core Vent Institute in Encino, California
Graduate of the Implant Maxi Course at the Medical College of Georgia
Guest Lecturer at the Meharry Medical College of Dental Medicine in Nashville, TN
Bio Horizons, Camlog USA, Dentsply Implants, Zimmer, Ace Surgical and Sterngold, and Hiossen.