Paul Kellum, D.D.S
Dr. Kellum was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He entered the U.S. Navy after high school and honorably completed his active duty obligation. Following his military experience, Dr. Kellum received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Memphis State University. In September, 1974, he was awarded the Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Kellum moved to and has practiced in Destin since 1989, after practicing dentistry in the west Tennessee area.
The emphasis of Dr. Kellum's dental practice is on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Kellum is an active member of organized dentistry through the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a past president of both his local dental society and that of the Northwest Florida District Dental Association. In recognition of professional dedication to the best possible patient care through an active involvement in organized dentistry, and the completion of over 1100 hours of disciplined and comprehensive dental study covering all aspects of dentistry Dr. Kellum has received the Master Award in 2005 from the Academy of General Dentistry. This is the Academy's highest award for continuing dental education. He remains an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the American Dental Association.
Personally, Dr. Kellum enjoys staying active and is an amateur athlete. He has competed in triathlons since 1984 and is currently working to improve his swimming techniques. He also enjoys training and outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking. Dr. Kellum considers his work environment ideal, as his wife, Kathy, works in the office as a dental hygienist. He has a son, Tim, who is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee and a step-son, Steven, who is a pharmacist in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Kellum has two grandchildren--a grandson, Parker, and a granddaughter, Taylor, who he enjoys spoiling.
Above all, Dr. Kellum enjoys caring for people and improving their lives through dentistry. He believes the field of dentistry offers an opportunity for him to provide needed health care to his patients. He believes in making positive changes in the lives of his patients through smiles, thus, further enhancing their personal confidence and positive attitude through dentistry. Dr. Kellum hopes to elevate the health care of his patients to a higher level, which in turn, will elevate their full enjoyment of life.