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Oral surgeon Dr. Shelton

Meet Dr. Shelton

As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Shelton delivers exemplary care to his patients. As a nervous patient himself, Dr. Shelton always takes the time to communicate clearly with his patients and make sure they feel at ease.

About Dr. Shelton

Dr. Shelton’s path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon began in his teens, when he was given the opportunity to work in his brother-in-law’s orthodontic practice. This inspired him to pursue the dentistry field. After his second year of dental school, Dr. Shelton went to Belize on a mission trip, where he performed various types of oral surgery. It was on that trip that Dr. Shelton discovered his calling to become an oral surgeon. He feels privileged to improve his patients’ oral health and self-confidence. Dr. Shelton’s personal goal is to do whatever it takes to create a calm, caring environment for his patients.

Education and Residency

Dr. Shelton attended the University of Louisville, earning a degree in biology in 2012. He continued at the University of Louisville to complete both dental school and medical school, graduating in 2015. He decided to pursue the OMS specialty and went on to complete a hands-on, hospital-based residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Continuing his path to becoming a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Shelton earned acceptance into the respected oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Louisville, where he focused on dentoalveolar surgery, hard and soft tissue regeneration, and complex dental implant therapy. It was during Dr. Shelton’s residency that he met Dr. Koshgerian.

Dr. Shelton pointing at X-ray

Education and Residency

Dr. Shelton attended the University of Louisville, earning a degree in biology in 2012. He continued at the University of Louisville to complete both dental school and medical school, graduating in 2015. He decided to pursue the OMS specialty and went on to complete a hands-on, hospital-based residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Continuing his path to becoming a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Shelton earned acceptance into the respected oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program at the University of Louisville, where he focused on dentoalveolar surgery, hard and soft tissue regeneration, and complex dental implant therapy. It was during Dr. Shelton’s residency that he met Dr. Koshgerian.

Dr. Shelton pointing at X-ray

Certifications

Dr. Shelton is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). In order to achieve this certification status, Dr. Shelton had to undergo a rigorous peer evaluation process and demonstrate the requisite skills, knowledge, and training in the field. He has completed all of the required steps to be fully Stemodontics-certified and is proud to offer the potentially life-saving stem cell banking service to all of his patients.

Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton looking at X-ray

Certifications

Dr. Shelton is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). In order to achieve this certification status, Dr. Shelton had to undergo a rigorous peer evaluation process and demonstrate the requisite skills, knowledge, and training in the field. He has completed all of the required steps to be fully Stemodontics-certified and is proud to offer the potentially life-saving stem cell banking service to all of his patients.

Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton looking at X-ray

Outside the Office

Dr. Shelton has a passion for service, and it is important to him to be a part of the local community any way he can, particularly via the church. He enjoys the beautiful San Diego surroundings and takes every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with his wife and “fur babies,” as well as going indoor rock climbing, taking spin classes, and trying out great restaurants.

Dr. Shelton talking to patient

Outside the Office

Dr. Shelton has a passion for service, and it is important to him to be a part of the local community any way he can, particularly via the church. He enjoys the beautiful San Diego surroundings and takes every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with his wife and “fur babies,” as well as going indoor rock climbing, taking spin classes, and trying out great restaurants.

Dr. Shelton talking to patient

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