Dr. Jeffrey Jelic

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Meet Dr. Jeffrey Jelic

Dr. Jelic is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in addition to his degree in Dentistry from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine. As both an oral surgeon and a physician, Dr. Jelic’s unique credentials give him special insight into the functional and aesthetic needs of his patients.

Having completed seven years of combined residencies in Hospital Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Surgery, Dr. Jelic has achieved a remarkable understanding of the functional demands of teeth, facial bones and upper airway.

Dr. Jelic further refined his training in facial surgery with two additional surgical fellowships. His first at the Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery at Santa Barbara emphasized orthognathic surgery and skeletal reconstruction of the face, and his second year at the Institute for Facial and Cosmetic Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah was an intensive focus on facial cosmetic surgery.

Before moving into private practice, Dr. Jelic was an Associate Professor and Director of Aesthetic Surgery for the UNC Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He also spent eight years caring for our nation’s military veterans and teaching residents, as Staff Surgeon at the Durham VA Hospital.

Dr. Jelic’s training and experience make him exceptional in managing occlusal reconstruction and conditions that require an expertise in traditional oral surgery. He is the ideal maxillofacial  surgeon for patients that require the modern techniques of corrective jaw surgery, facial cosmetic procedures or soft tissue rejuvenation.

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Brief Biography

1996 – Medical College of Virginia

School of Medicine
Richmond, Virginia

1988 – University of Pittsburgh

School of Dental Medicine

2003 – Present: Center for Functional and Aesthetic Facial Surgery

Private Practice
Durham, NC

1999 – 2002 Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Facial Aesthetic Surgery

The University of North Carolina
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1999 – 2008 Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

1998 Fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery
Salt Lake City, Utah

1997 – Fellowship in Orthognathic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery

Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery
Santa Barbara, California

1996 – Internship in General Surgery

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, California

1993-1994 – Chief Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Hahnemann University

1990-1993 – Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1989 – Chief General Practice Resident

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
Emphasis: removable prosthetics, periodontal surgery, pathology research

1988 – General Practice Resident (hospital dentistry)

Veterans Administration Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

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  • Raising kids
  • Reading
  • Physical Fitness

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  • Mother was the 1959 Woman Athlete of the Year at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Father played in the 1955 Sugar Bowl and 1956 Gator Bowl for the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted (113th over-all) by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Brother was a three year letter winner as a quarterback and special teams player at the University of Pittsburgh (1983-85) and played in the 1983 Sugar bowl and 1984 Cotton bowl. He left college his junior year as a second round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals and played in the major league for the New York Mets
  • Dr. Jelic was a three time captain of the Wrestling team at the University of Pittsburgh. He was also a three time Eastern Wrestling League champion (1982-84) and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 1984 tournament. He earned division I All-American honors at 167 lbs. and in 1989 he was voted in to the EWL Hall of Fame.

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