Dr. Ira Lelchuk is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended both Emory College as well as the Emory University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1981. Upon graduation, Dr. Lelchuk did a general practice residency in dentistry at Miami Children's Hospital with extra emphasis on pediatric dentistry as well as treatment of the mentally and physically challenged including treatment in the operating room setting. Upon completion of the general practice residency in 1982, Dr. Lelchuk went into private practice in Miami. Besides Florida, Dr. Lelchuk also has a license to practice in Maine and Pennsylvania. In 1993 he earned the Fellowship Award of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Lelchuk has been on the attending staff of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Children's Hospital and the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged at Douglas Gardens since 1982. At Miami Children's Hospital he was a clinical instructor in general dentistry and hospital dentistry and also served on the operating room committee. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lelchuk taught in the general practice residency program since 1982 and was co-director of the general practice residency program from 2002-2004, as well as serving on several committees. Dr. Lelchuk has lectured locally on nitrous oxide / oxygen analgesia, oral health care for the elderly as well as dental radiography for dental auxiliaries.
Dr. Lelchuk is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association, the South Florida District Dental Society, the Miami Beach and North Dade Dental Societies. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. Dr. Lelchuk is a past president of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Greater Miami Chapter of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He also served on numerous committees of the Southeast Florida District Dental Society and the executive board of the Miami Beach Dental Society.
Dr. Lelchuk is also a member of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.