Dr. Shelley
Your West Texas and Eastern New Mexico Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Jacob Shelley

Patient Philosophy

Dr. Jacob Shelley loves creating beautiful, confident smiles and treats every patient the way he treats his family.

Early Life & Background

Dr. Jacob Shelley was raised in Southwest New Mexico, where he spent many years working on his grandfather's cattle ranch near the Mogollon Mountains.

After high school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Brigham Young University and graduated with honors.


In 2015, Dr. Shelley was accepted to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, renowned for its clinical excellence and public health focus.

During his training, he practiced dentistry at multiple community health clinics and earned a certificate in public health in addition to a DMD degree.

He then completed his orthodontic specialist residency at Saint Louis University, where he earned a master's degree while performing research on Invisalign clear aligners.

Memberships & Affiliations

Dr. Shelley is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (the national dental honor society).

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Outside the Office

His favorite pastime is hiking and biking with his wife and two children.

He has been actively engaged with his community, serving in multiple youth mentorship programs and as a leading partner for the American Red Cross.

Dr. Shelley enjoys sports (mainly soccer, tennis, and pickleball), birdwatching, dad jokes, New Mexico sunsets, and tasty salsa.