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meet dr kelso

Meet Dr. Kelso

Andrew Kelso, DMD

Dr. Andrew Kelso is committed to providing his patients the best possible care while giving them a smile they can be proud of. He treats all of his patients as if they were part of his own family and he consistently strives to go above and beyond for each and every one of them. He not only wants to build a legacy of beautiful smiles, but one also filled with meaningful relationships formed with his patients and their families.

Dr. Kelso joined the Dietrich and Hilliard family in the Summer of 2017. He was the best choice to join a highly proficient and very skilled orthodontist in Dr. Dietrich and he enjoys the camaraderie and collaboration of working with such an experienced professional.

  • Bachelor of Science degree – Nova Southeastern University
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine degree - Nova Southeastern University
  • Orthodontic Certificate – Montefiore Medical Center
  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthodontics

At Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Kelso graduated at the top of his class and was selected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society, which is bestowed upon those with the highest achievements in dental scholarship, professionalism and ethics. He was also a recipient of the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship (HPSP) and served as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy for four years. During his military tenure, he was highly decorated, being selected for the coveted LTJG Weedon E. Osborne Memorial Award for outstanding performance while deployed to Afghanistan with the Fleet Marine Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Dr. Kelso is devoted to continuing education and is always pursuing ways to improve treatment and comfort for his patients. He is also dedicated to the highest professional standards and providing patients with superior care. He is a member of many professional associations and is a Board Certified Orthodontist and member of the American Board of Orthodontics.

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Outside the office

Dr. Kelso is a Florida native from the Fort Lauderdale area and relocated to Lakeland after completing his education and military service. He is married and his wife’s name is Shannon and they have a daughter named Kaia. He enjoys spending time with his family and their dog, Max. He’s a big sports enthusiast and also enjoys fitness and exercise, traveling, snowboarding, and going to the beach. He is very happy and grateful to be able to forge roots in such a great town and looks forward to being a part of the Lakeland community for years to come.

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