Meet Dr. Jelic

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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.

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.

Before moving into private practice, Dr. Jelic was an Associate Professor in 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 facial and occlusal reconstruction and conditions that require an expertise in traditional oral surgery.

Interests

  • 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.
  • In 2014, Dr Jelic was inducted to the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
  • In 2014 he was also awarded The University of Pittsburgh’s Varsity Letterman of Distinction which honors a former varsity Letterman who has distinguished themselves in their profession or community, and who, by their accomplishments, have enhanced the value of the intercollegiate programs at the university of Pittsburgh.
  • Dr Jelic was awarded a US patent for his retrievable orbital floor splint in US patent number – US6596009B1. His device allows for minimally invasive repair of orbital floor fractures (fractured eye sockets).

Brief Biography

2003 – Present: Jelic Center

Private practice

Durham, NC

1999 – 2002 Assistant Clinical Professor, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

The University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1999 – 2008 Staff Surgeon, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Durham, North Carolina

1998 – Fellowship in Dental-Facial Reconstruction

Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery

Santa Barbara, California

1996 – General Surgery Internship

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, California

1996 – Medical College of Virginia

School of Medicine

Richmond, Virginia

M.D.

1993-1994 – Chief Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Hahnemann University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1990-1993 – Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Hahnemann University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1989 – Chief General Practice Resident

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

1988 – General Practice Resident (dentistry)

Veterans Administration Medical Center

Washington, D.C.

1988 – University of Pittsburgh

School of Dental Medicine

D.M.D.

Wisdom teeth extraction surgery

Wisdom teeth extraction surgery

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