Charles W. Elwell, Jr., DMD
Oral Surgeon Shalimar FL
Dr. Charles Elwell has been providing oral surgery solutions for the Ft. Walton Beach and Destin areas for over 20 years.
Dr. Elwell’s clinical interests are focused on dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery and orthognathic surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a member of the American Dental Association and Florida affiliates, a member of the Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and a member of the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Elwell earned his undergraduate degree in predental studies, with honors, from the University of New Hampshire in 1971. While at UNH he played varsity football and was the captain of the lacrosse team. After postgraduate work in cardiovascular physiology at Southern Illinois University, he entered Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, receiving the DMD degree in 1976.
Having earned a United States Air Force ROTC commission in college, Dr. Elwell entered active duty in 1975. While serving in the Air Force he completed a four-year civilian residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1985 at the University of Florida, University Hospital, Jacksonville. After tours of duty in Turkey, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Virginia, Korea and Florida, Dr. Elwell retired with the rank of Colonel in 1995. Dr. Elwell opened Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates with Dr. Bob Ogletree in 1995.
Dr. Elwell’s interests outside the office include hiking, skiing, and college sporting events. He is a private pilot with commercial and instrument ratings. He flies with his wife Betsy to see friends and family in his Columbia 400 airplane and is presently building a RV7-A aircraft.
Dr. Elwell is a past Chief of Surgery at Twin Cities Hospital Niceville and is a member of the surgical staffs of Twin Cities Hospital and the HealthSouth Emerald Coast Surgery Center.
Dr. Elwell and Betsy reside in Destin. Their grown children Dr. Charles III (Ansley and Caroline) and Tara (Louis, Alexandra, Taylor) live and work in Destin, Florida and San Francisco respectively.