Meet Dr. Kelley


Doctor Brian Kelley was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. After completing college prep school at St. Louis Priory he chose to attend University of Missouri where he studied biology and chemistry. After being accepted to dental school early he moved to Kansas City, MO to complete his doctorate dental training. A one year general practice residency followed dental school at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. To quench his insatiable thirst for more knowledge and skill Dr. Kelley applied to and was accepted to Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his medical degree. During his time in New Orleans, Dr. Kelley also completed a full General surgery internship in addition to a four year surgical residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. With a particular interest in orthognathic, trauma and reconstructive surgery he accepted a position in a busy hospital system in Charlotte, NC where he practiced for two and a half years before returning to Louisiana where his heart and now much of his family resides.


  • St. Louis Priory College Preparatory School
  • University of Missouri: Undergraduate studied biology and chemistry
  • University of Missouri School of Dentistry-Kansas City: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans: Medical Doctor (MD)


  • Hennepin County Medical Center: General Practice Residency
  • Louisiana State University Dept. of Surgery: General Surgery Internship
  • Louisiana State University Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency


  • Previously in group practice and hospital staff surgeon at Carolinas Medical Center and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC
  • Current staff surgeon at Lafayette Oral Surgery: Private Practice
  • Current staff surgeon at Lafayette General Medical Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center


 UMKC Department of Pharmacology Abstract:

  • Reactivity testing of three experimental oxirane monomers with deoxyribonucleic acid (Abstract accepted and presented at the 2004 International Association of Dental Research Convention in Honolulu, HI)
  • Novel use of bovine graft material in mandibular alveolar ridge augmentation: Published in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, March 2014

 Book Chapters:

  • Chemical Peels. Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Published February 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Costochondral Graft (Rib Graft). Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Published February 2015, Wiley-Blackwell


  • Active Medical Licenses: Louisiana, North Carolina
  • Active Dental License: Louisiana


  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Psi Omega Professional Fraternity
  • Acadiana District Dental Association