Christopher E. Crecelius D.D.S.

Dr. Crecelius is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and honored to be a member of South Sound Oral Surgery.  He grew up in Sequim, WA on the Olympic Peninsula and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Biology.  He attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry on a scholarship from the US Navy.  Upon graduation, his first assignment with the Navy was an internship year at US Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Portsmouth VA.  Dr. Crecelius completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX.  He returned to Dallas, TX for a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.

Following his cosmetic surgery training, Dr. Crecelius spent the next 12 years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, variously as attending surgeon, Program Director and Department Chairman for the largest and only combined Army, Navy, Air Force Oral and Maxillofacial Residency.  Other high lights of his Naval Career included tours on the ships the USS Sacramento (AOE1) and USS Abraham Lincoln(CVN 72), a tour to the US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD, US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, and a deployment to Central and South America.

Dr. Crecelius practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery but has a particular interest in cosmetic surgery and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Crecelius, his wife Lisa and their five kids are excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy the natural beauty of the region and take advantage of the myriad outdoor activities, particularly cycling and skiing.

Professional memberships and certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Associated of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Thurston/Mason County Dental Society
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardial Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support