Dr. Alex Jelicich

Alex Jelicich is a prosthodontist practicing in South Florida


Dr. Alex Jelicich

Alex Jelicich is a prosthodontist practicing in South Florida.  He went to MIT for his undergraduate education and received his dental degree and prosthodontics certificate from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Jelicich loves working on the cutting edge of technology to help deliver beautiful smiles to his patients.  In addition to practicing dentistry, Dr. Jelicich enjoys all types of sports, working on passion projects like learning computer programming, and spending time with his growing family.

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