P. Michael Schelkun, M.D., D.D.S.

Meet Dr. Schelkun

Photo of Warminster PA Oral Surgeon Dr. Schelkun Dr. Mike Schelkun was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin as a zoology major and received early acceptance into the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top of his class in 1983. Dr. Schelkun completed a four-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Truman Medical Center, one of the nation’s most highly regarded training programs in this specialty.

Dr. Schelkun realized early on in his training that to have just a dental degree was not enough education and training necessary to treat and provide complete oral and maxillofacial surgical, medical and dental care for his patients that required it. Dr. Schelkun believed it was necessary for him to obtain a medical degree to provide the proper level of expertise and care for his patients and to round out his specialty training. Dr. Schelkun was accepted into the University of Alabama School of Medicine with advanced standing and completed and received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Following graduation in 1990, he moved to Chicago to complete a year of General Surgery training at the Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. This program of study included extended rotations in plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, and otorhynolaryngology (ENT).

Dr. Schelkun has been in private practice in Pennsylvania since 1991. His main interests within his specialty are facial reconstructive surgery, dental implant surgery, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, general and sedation anesthesia. As a North American faculty member of the AO/ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation), Dr. Schelkun is a recognized authority in facial and reconstructive surgery. The AO/ASIF provides training for surgeons and surgical personnel on the proper use and the most up-to-date techniques of Rigid Fixation for facial reconstruction. He is a past president of the Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society and a past president of his regional specialty society, the Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has lectured throughout the country and has authored articles in his field.

Dr. Schelkun is also a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. Together with his family, Dr. Schelkun is active in his church community and sporting activities. They especially enjoy water and snow skiing, boating, fishing and shooting sports.


To make an appointment with Dr. Schelkun, please use our Contact Us form or call our office: Warminster Office Phone Number 215-672-6560.


Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Postgraduate Training:

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Resident, General Surgery 1990-91

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine & Dentistry;
Truman Medical Center Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1984-88
Certificate Awarded, June 1988

New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center
Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1983-84

Professional School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine
1988-1990
MD Degree, June 1990
Graduated with honors

Marquette University School of Dentistry
1979-1983
DDS Degree, May 1983
Graduated with honors

College:

University of Wisconsin
Major: Zoology
Dean’s List
1975-1979

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Diplomat, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology, 2003
Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1994
Recertified 2004
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1991
Diplomat, National Board of Dental Examiners, 1983
Pennsylvania Medical License
Wisconsin Medical License
Pennsylvania Dental License
Wisconsin Dental License
Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Dental Association
American Medical Association
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Dentists
Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Fellow of the American College of Dentists
Associate Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
The American Academy of Aesthetic & Restorative Surgery
Pennsylvania Medical Association
Bucks County Medical Society
Pennsylvania Dental Association
Montgomery Bucks Dental Society
Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
A.V. Puritan Academy
The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Academy of Osseointegration
Executive Board of Montgomery Bucks Dental Society 1993-2009
Treasurer of Montgomery Bucks Dental Society 1995-1998
President, Montgomery Bucks Dental Society 1999-2000
Executive Board, Delaware Valley Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 1995-present
Secretary of Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 1996-2000
President of Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2001-2002
Founding Member of American Association of Cosmetic Maxillofacial Surgeons
Advisory Board of American Association of Cosmetic Maxillofacial Surgeons
Director of Second District Dental Society PA, 2000-2005
Chairman of Annual Awards Committee, Second District Dental Society PA 2000-2001
Chairman of Professional Affairs Committee, Second District Dental Society PA, 2000-2004
Chairman of Peer Review/Patient Relations Committee, 2003-2004 MBDS
Chairman Nominating Committee, 2002-2003 MBDS
Chairman Nominating Committee, 2003-2004 DVOMS

PUBLICATIONS

Schelkun PM, Grundy WG: Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Head And Neck Lesions. J. Oral Max. Surg. 1991;49:262

Hiatt WR, Schelkun PM, Moore DL: Condylar Positioning in Orthognathic Surgery. J. Oral Max. Surg. 1988;46:1110

Schelkun PM, Mosby EL,: A Simple and Cost-Effective Template for Bone-plating Techniques. J. Oral Max. Surg. 1988;46:626

Mosby EL, Schelkun PM, Vincent SK: Endotracheal Tube Cuff Rupture. Anesthesia Prog. 1988;35:14

Schelkun PM, Bellone JD, Hiatt WR, et al: Multiple Oral Pettichiae in a Patient with Osteoarthritis. JADA 1987; 115:735

PRESENTATIONS

Nutrition in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA 1987

The Use of Antibiotics in Surgical Patients. University of Missouri, School of Dentistry, 1987

Local Anesthetics. University of Missouri, School of Dentistry, 1987

Condylar Positioning in Orthognathic Surgery. University of Missouri, School of Dentistry, 1988

Rigid Fixation in Facial Trauma. Truman Medical Center, 1988

Management of Facial Trauma. Truman Medical Center, 1988

Anesthesia for Orthognathic Surgery. Truman Medical Center, 1988

Developmental Facial Deformities & Surgical Management. University Of Alabama, School of Medicine, 1989

Rigid Fixation With Facial Trauma. Rush Presbyterian, St. Lukes Medical Center, 1990

Facial Fractures. Rush Presbyterian, St. Lukes Medical Center, 1990

Contemporary Cosmetic, Orthognathic & TMJ Surgery. Pankey Institute of Philadelphia, 1996

Orthognathic & Facial Reconstructive Surgery. Liberty Dental Conference, 1997

Advanced Concepts in Traumatic Fronto-Cranial Reconstructions. Synthes, 1997

Advanced Concepts in Orthognathic & Reconstructive Surgery. Synthes, 1997

Surgical Reconstruction of Facial Skeletal Deformities. Holy Redeemer Medical Center, 1997

AO/ASIF Rigid Fixation Maxillofacial Course., Nov. 1997

Team Approach to Stable Internal Fixation Techniques., Nov. 1997. AO/ASIF Basic Course for Operating Room Personnel.

Contemporary Frontal Fracture Management.,
March 1998 AO/ASIF Course

Contemporary Mandibular Fracture Management and Reconstruction.,
March 1998 AO/ASIF Course

Synthes Basic Rigid Fixation Course, Clinical Instructor,
University of Pennsylvania., February 1998

Contemporary Mid and Lower Facial Reconstruction., North American Academy of Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery, Annual Meeting, December 1998

Mid and Lower Facial Reconstructive Experience With the 1.5mm Self Drilling Self Tapping Star Drive Screws., AO North American Faculty Retreat, August 1999

Contemporary Orthognathic Surgery & Rigid Fixation Techniques., AO/ASIF Course for Operating Room Personnel, October 1999

Contemporary Craniofacial Reconstruction, October 2000, Joseph Ewing Dental Study Group

Maxillofacial Course for Surgeons and Operating Room Personnel-AO/ASIF
A) Mandibular Anatomy, Biomechanics and Biology of Fracture Healing
B) Condylar Fractures
February 2001, AO/ASIF Walnut Creek, CA

Reconstruction of the Mandible in Developmental and Acquired Deformities; AO/ASIF
Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Philadelphia, PA, October 2003

Table Instructor – Rigid Fixation in Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, AO/ASIF, Philadelphia, PA, October 2003

AWARDS AND HONORS

American Medical Assoc. Physician Recognition Award 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003
Graduated with Honors, University of Alabama School of Medicine,1990
Table Clinic Awards, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. 1987-1988
Graduated with Honors, Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1983
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society), 1983
American College of Stomatologic Surgeons Award for Scholarship And Technical Excellence in the Dental Surgical Subspecialties,1983
Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society), 1982
Deans List, University of Wisconsin

ACADEMIC/HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

AO/ASIF North American Faculty 1997-present

Holy Redeemer Medical Center, Meadowbrook, PA 1992-present
Active Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington PA
Active Staff Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon 2009-present

Teaching Resident
Department of General Surgery
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL 1990-1991

Full-time Attending Staff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
St. Lukes Medical Center 1988

Full-time Attending Staff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, MO 1988

Chief Resident
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
St. Lukes Medical Center and Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, MO 1987-1988

Instructor
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO 1986-1988