Dr. Elyassi grew up in Potomac, Maryland, where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from University of Maryland Baltimore County and Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, where he graduated "top resident." He is board certified with the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, as well as the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
At Fort Hood, Texas, Dr.Elyassi was appointed as Assistant Professor and head oral surgery mentor for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. At Walter Reed, he was appointed Assistant Professor and attending to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. He has devoted his professional career to staying current with all aspects of oral surgery and passing on knowledge to dental students and young oral surgery candidates/residents.
Dr.Elyassi has special interests in dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, preprosthetic surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, TMJ surgery, and trauma. He has always exceeded the continuing education requirements of his field. He has over nine publications in various journals leading to the development of the surgery field and several other publications in process. Besides reading and writing, his hobbies include playing golf, soccer, tennis, skiing, scuba diving, and spending quality time with family
Board certification: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons