Dr. George Yellich & Dr. Ali Salehpour specialize in Oral Surgery and the placement of Dental Implants. The surgical staff at Yellich & Salehpour Oral Surgery are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. The office staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies. Yellich & Salehpour Oral Surgery services Monterey and the surrounding communities. 

Our patients say.

"I had the unfortunate experience of needing a lot of dental work recently. I've been to a lot of different dental offices and the staff in this office ranks among the nicest that I've been to. Like many people I have had a few bad experiences in other offices. Those offices didn't have great bedside manor. Dr Yellich's office is completely different. They went out of their way to make me feel as comfortable as possible. After my procedure, the office contacted me on a Saturday to make sure everything was okay. I would give them 6 stars if I could. Highly recommended."

Brian G.

"The entire staff is amazing! They are so friendly and helpful. I can't say enough positive things. Dr. Yellich is an incredibly skilled surgeon. After removing all my uppers and placing implants, I had no pain at all or discomfort. I was amazed! He was thoughtful of my anxiety and reassured me every step of the procedure. His wife, Patricia, was there for every step. She helped me from the start with her incredible smile and positive attitude! 5 stars isn't enough!

Randy S.

"So skillful as a surgeon. My case of upper and lower implants was complicated by unexpected sinus voids that could not support the posts. This is where surgery is an art—to insert posts where they can be strong and away from the voids. His surgery was so well done that I did not have pain in the day following. Dr Yellich and his staff did the right thing— and I am now, 2 years later, very very comfortable with the result. Dr Yellich worked on my case with Dr Jansen, an exceptional dentist who made the tooth appliance."


"Dr. Salehpour is awesome! Super friendly and patient in explaining all the details before my procedure. I felt really comfortable and informed thanks to his approachable style. He's definitely the go-to oral surgeon if you want someone who's not just skilled but also easy to talk to."

Delaram S.

"I had a great experience with Dr. Salehpour. He took care of my son's extractions and everything went perfectly. He has a very professional and compassionate office. He made us feel so calm and relaxed. I highly recommend him for oral surgery."

Merhnaz A.

"I had an incredible experience with Dr. Salehpour. He placed three implants for me under IV sedation and it went great. I am so excited for my new teeth in my back molars. I highly recommend Dr. Salehpour for any implant placement procedure!"

Afshin E.

"Dr. Salehpour took out my wisdom teeth under anesthesia and I had a great experience— I was nervous before the consult but he and the staff made me feel at ease and gave me plenty of preparation instructions ahead of time. When I woke up, everything was done and I had minimal swelling afterward. I’ll be recommending this office to my friends and family if they need dental surgery in the future."

Youngshin L.

"Drs. Yellich and Salehpour provide the most compassionate care while also having the greatest ability and experience for complex cases. These doctors are true leaders in the field, and Dr. Yellich is a hero for many including myself, coming to my aid during an emergency. I am leaving this review after trusting these doctors with the care of my son for teeth extraction."

Jack L.

"I had to see Dr. Salehpour when my wisdom tooth got infected and it was one of the most painful things I’ve ever dealt with. He got me in for a consultation the same day and scheduled me for extraction with general anesthesia the following day. I can’t believe how fast everything got done and he got me out of pain so quickly. I was really impressed with Dr. Salehpour and his office staff."

Daniel R.

Meet the Doctors

Ali Salehpour is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Monterey, CA. He completed his undergraduate education at UC Berkeley, followed by his dental education at The University of Southern California. He then received his certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from the 6-year dual-degree UCLA Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program, obtaining an MD degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a certificate in general surgery from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. During his training, Dr. Salehpour gained experience in orthognathic surgery, anesthesia, trauma, emergency medicine, reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and oral pathology.

Dr. Salehpour maintains a full-scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practice with a focus on dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery, outpatient general anesthesia, orthognathic surgery, trauma, and bone grafting. He maintains licensure in dentistry, medicine, and general anesthesia from the State of California.

Learn more about the prestigious surgical grant Dr. Salehpour received from the Osteo Science Foundation: Click Here!

Dr. Yellich received his undergraduate and pre-dental education at Eastern Michigan University, Michigan. He received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, where he was president of his graduating class and he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center where he was also president of university’s the Oral Surgery Society. In addition, he obtained a Master’s Degree (MS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) and he completed the required didactical and clinical research aspects of this program. Dr. Yellich also served in the United States Navy, Dental Corps and retired as a Lieutenant Commander.

Dr. Yellich is an adjunct professor at both University of California, San Francisco and University of Michigan where he mentors surgical residents on the intricacies of Dental Implantology and Full Arch Reconstruction. He is also a member of many oral surgeries associations. He is past president of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and he is a tenured board examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons where he was awarded for his many years of being a board examiner.

Dr. Yellich is in private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Monterey, California and has placed over 10,000 dental implants and has successfully completed over 1000 facial reconstruction surgeries. Dr. Yellich also founded a non-profit dental clinic in Marina, California, called Dentistry4Vets ( dentistry4vets.org ). A state of the art clinic where over 100 deserving military veterans have received dental care in an environment designed to help with their special needs.

Why Choose Us

At Yellich & Salehpour Oral Surgery, we are committed to providing top-notch oral and facial surgery services, ensuring the highest level of patient care. Here are a few reasons why we stand out:

  • Extensive Experience: Our team brings years of experience to cater to your dental and facial needs.
  • Cutting-edge Technology: Our technology ensures the latest in dental procedures, ensuring safety and precision.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: We focus on individualized care, crafting treatment plans that suit your specific requirements.
  • Comprehensive Services: From sedation dentistry to dental implants, and more, we offer a wide range of services under one roof.
  • Friendly Staff: Our team is here to assist and guide you through the process, ensuring a comfortable experience.
  • Patient Education: We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge.

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