Dr. Ivory was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Clinton, Iowa. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army as an infantryman. During his time on Active Duty, he deployed twice in support of Operation Southern Watch to Kuwait with the 24th Infantry Division. After completion of his Active Duty Service Obligation, he entered the US Army Reserves as a Drill Sergeant. He completed a Bachelor r of Science (with Distinction) in Microbiology at the University of Iowa and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, after which he accepted a commission as an officer and returned to Active Duty. He took a position as the Group Dentist for the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and deployed to Afghanistan three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Ivory went on to complete a 4-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Womack Army Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through the Oral Facial Surgical Institute at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis. After completion of the fellowship, he served as the Assistant Program Director for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center from 2015-2018. In 2018 he took over as the Program Director for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program for Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Ft. Gordon, GA. He also served as adjunct faculty for the OMS program of Augusta University in Augusta, GA, and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He retired from the Army in 2022 with over 27 years of service to his country. Dr. Ivory has been active in academics for his entire career, having published numerous articles and book chapters on topics ranging from anesthesia, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, implantology, oral-facial pathology, and obstructive sleep apnea. He has lectured extensively throughout his career and has run several courses ranging from head and neck anatomy to temporomandibular joint reconstruction. Dr. Ivory is committed to continuing education and staying abreast of the latest technological advances in the field in order to provide the highest level of care for his patients. His surgical interests include dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, reconstruction, orthognathic, TMJ surgery, trauma surgery, and anesthesia. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ivory is also a member of the United States Army Medical Department Regiment and the Military Order of Medical Merit. Dr. Ivory is supported by his wife Julie. They have four daughters, Julie, Jessica, Jane, and Jordan. He enjoys working out, cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with his family.