Periodontist James Kelso, DDS, focuses on health issues regarding the gums. He specializes in dental implants and dental implant restorations, gum disease treatment, oral cancer screening and biopsy, bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, extractions and wisdom teeth removal, crown lengthening, and gummy smile surgery. Dr. Kelso earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 1988. He completed his specialty training in periodontics at Oregon Health Science University in 1993. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. Dr. Kelso speaks English fluently and speaks a little German and Spanish. Dr. Kelso treats adults, teenagers, and children as young as six years old. His favorite quote is, "Take care of your teeth and gums and they will take care of you."