Meet Dr. DeLisi

Dr. Donald C. DeLisi Jr. is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, father, brother and family all continue to reside in the Philadelphia area. He attended Salesianum High School, a distinguished preparatory high school in Wilmington, Delaware, where he received honors for both academics and athletics. He also served as captain of the football team and received First Team All State Honors. Following high school, Don attended Gettysburg College where he received a B.A in Political Science with minors in Biology and Spanish. He graduated with honors and was a First Team All-Academic and All-Conference selection for football, lettering in Varsity all four years at Gettysburg College, serving as the team Captain. After college, Don attended Fordham University and Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. where he received a scholarship to complete his Pre-Dental requirements. Don attended Oregon Health Sciences University after he was awarded a four-year United States Navy Academic Scholarship. He graduated with honors from dental school and was awarded the O.H.S.U. Top Undergraduate Student award for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, he was also awarded the Public Health Dentistry Award. Don did his residency training at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center’s in New York City, New York. There he received a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and completed a fellowship in Anesthesia. He received extensive training in Maxillofacial Trauma, Anesthesia, Maxillofacial Reconstruction, Pathology and Dentoalveolar Surgery. Don was present in New York City during the 911 attack on the World Trade Centers and participated in providing surgical and anesthesia care for victims of the tragedy for which he received an award. Upon completion of his residency, he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Award, as well as an award in Anesthesia.

Don’s first assignment with the U.S. Navy included the position of OMF Surgeon for the U.S.S. Carl Vinson Aircraft Carrier Strike Group where he served as the only OMF Surgeon for the fleet and battle group. He served on a combat deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom. There he completed his Surface Warfare qualifications and was awarded the Surface Warfare Medical Officer pin. Don was also promoted from LT to LCDR where he provided head and neck trauma, dental alveolar, and anesthesia care for the Navy and Marines during this deployment. After this assignment, Don assumed the Department Head position of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington. He acted as staff OMF surgeon for the Naval Hospital and was selected to serve on numerous committees, including; hospital executive board member, committee for surgical services and surgical review committee. He trained corpsman, nurses and residents and frequently lectured on a variety of OMFS topics. He was devoted to implementing programs that provided dental and surgical care for military dependants with special needs and mental disabilities. Don represented the Navy as guest lecturer at the Eastern Oregon Dental Society where he lectured on Medical Emergencies. He also served as staff OMF Surgeon for the Mobile Expeditionary Fleet Hospital stationed at Naval Hospital Bremerton. Don provided full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Care for the Navy and Marines. He was designated as the Northwest Region OMF Surgeon, providing care to 35,000 active duty and dependants of sailors, marines, and retiree’s. During his tenure in the Navy he received extensive training in Maxillofacial Trauma, Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, Orthognathic Surgery and Pathology. He is BLS, ACLS, and ATLS certified. Don developed and maintained a thriving Dental Implant, Orthognathic and Dentoalveolar practice at Naval Hospital Bremerton. He was recognized as one of the Navy’s top young surgeons in regards to production/OMF surgical care. He proudly completed his Navy service at the rank of LCDR with multiple awards and letters of commendation. Don is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeryand is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is currently licensed as a surgeon in Oregon, and holds a license to practice surgery in Montana, Washington, & New York.

Don loves the outdoors, snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, boating and spending quality time with his wife and children. Don stays true to his roots and remains a Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies fan.         

 His private practice in Bend, Oregon offers full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical care to the Central and Eastern Oregon community and now extends to the Oregon Coast. He serves as the division chief for Oral Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastic Surgery at St. Charles Hospital in Bend and Redmond where he takes facial trauma call. Don intends to join the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in Newport, Oregon as well. Among his other skills, Don is fluent in Spanish and enjoys providing care to the local Hispanic population. He is enjoying meeting with dental and medical professionals on the Pacific Coast and plans on becoming involved with both local and international charity organizations that provide OMF Surgical care to those in need. Don currently is the only Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Central Oregon to partner with Project HERO through Delta Dental and the VA to provide surgical care for our veterans returning from combat.  He is pleased that this partnership is extended to services on the coast as well.


Don is living his dream, practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Bend and Newport and is happy to call both places home.