Dr. Kelly is a 2008 graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received the school's Kem Award, and the American Association of Oral Biologists Award, and was named a Hinman Scholar. He also represented the IUSD chapter of the American Student Dental Association, traveling to Capitol Hill to lobby our legislators for increased access to dental care for children. Additionally, he participated in numerous dental community outreach programs while in school, paying his own way to travel throughout the state and even out of the country to provide free dental care for children.
Originally from Idaho, Dr. Kelly grew up on a family farm where he learned the value of hard work. He served a two-year church mission in Argentina, where he became fluent in Spanish. Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, majoring in English, and minoring in Chemistry, Spanish, and Zoology. In addition to the time he devoted to his studies, he spent more than his fair share of time cheering at college football and basketball games, and playing every intramural sport imaginable.
He and his wife, Julie, have seven children and are actively involved in the community (it's difficult not to be when you have seven kids). In his somewhat limited spare time, Dr. Kelly enjoys reading, basketball, and water sports. He loves to spend time with his family, and is occasionally able to find a babysitter so he can go on a date with his wife.
Dr. Kelly enjoys dentistry for many reasons. He loves to see complex cases come together in the best interests of his patients. He really enjoys educating his patients and helping them improve their oral health. He's lucky enough to work with an office full of fantastic team members who are energetic and positive, and who truly care about their work. Most of all, he enjoys talking with his patients, and views them, first and foremost, as friends.