Dr. James Jelinek Offers Many Services, Including Implants

Dr. James Jelinek is a general dentist who offers a broad array of services, thanks to his completion of advanced training in areas including dental implants. He was inspired to become a dentist by two things: his love of working with his hands and his own experiences with his family dentist. When he was younger, he enjoyed taking things like small engines apart and then reassembling them. He also developed an attention to detail when making jewelry and doing lapidary work.

After graduating from Ohio University in 1979 with a degree in zoology, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1983. He then completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army and later went on to do an implant externship at Bowman Gray Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. Like Dr. Susan Yung, he has a certificate in Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Thanks to the wide-ranging experiences and training of Drs. Jelinek and Yung, their dental practice offers many services beyond general dentistry, including:

No matter what kind of treatment is being offered, Dr. Jelinek treats patients the way he wants to be treated himself. A big part of that is respecting patients’ desires and never forcing treatment on them. Instead, he presents patients with their treatment options and lets them decide what to do.

Away from work, Dr. Jelinek enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and exercising, including swimming, windsurfing, and walking. He is also an instrument-rated private pilot and an amateur beekeeper. He recently received an amateur radio license, KO4MKH.