Dr. Chelian (aka Dr. C) spent most of his childhood in San Diego, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology along with a minor in economics and an area of focus in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his doctorate of dental surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with gold medal honor. He then moved to Nevada to complete his postgraduate training as a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Dr. C has extensive teaching experience and has lectured in physics, biology, and economics as well as multiple topics in clinical dentistry and orthodontics. He received an ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award by the department of biology for his teaching accomplishments. Dr. C has contributed to a number of research projects in dentistry and orthodontics including cone beam computed tomography, temporomandibular condyle position analyses, soft tissue orthodontic analyses, and bonded retainer bond strength analyses. Dr. C has been actively involved in leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate schools including serving as the class president of his dental school class at UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. C continues his involvement in leadership by serving as the Alumni President of his orthodontic residency.
Dr. C has volunteered at multiple free clinics throughout his academic career to provide dental treatment for underprivileged children. He has received awards for his contributions to the community. He received a preventive dentistry award from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and he was also awarded a grant by the Salvation Army which he used to establish a free dental clinic for underserved children during his dental career at UCLA. Dr. C believes in helping those less fortunate and contributes on a regular basis to multiple charities including St. Judes, Smile Train, ChildFund, American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, UNICEF, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, NoKidHungry, USO, Opportunity Village and ASPCA.
Dr. C has a passion for orthodontics and strives to provide his patients with an exceptional service. His enthusiasm for orthodontics and ability to make a connection with his patients make every visit an entertaining one. His knowledge of orthodontics and experience with the latest orthodontic advancements give his clients the confidence to expect an excellent result.