Advanced, Experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins Orthopaedic Associates

Specialty-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon David J. Dean, D.O., has joined Orthopaedic Associates as of Oct. 1. Dr. Dean joins the practice with over a decade of experience providing scores of patients with highly specialized total joint care, orthopaedic injury treatment and adult and pediatric fracture care. Dr. Dean is available to see patients primarily at the practice’s Crestview location at 5300 S. Ferdon Blvd. He is also available in Fort Walton Beach at 1034 Mar Walt Drive, in Destin at 36474C Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 3101, and in Niceville at 554-D Twin Cities Blvd. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care are encouraged to call 850-863-2153 to be seen safely by Dr. Dean.

As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Dean has extensive experience in serving the bone, joint and muscle needs of patients of all ages. He specializes in care for the elbow, hip, knee and shoulder, providing proven, up-to-date treatments and focusing first on nonsurgical solutions for injuries, pains and limitations. His surgical expertise includes:

  • Carpal tunnel surgery.
  • Elbow arthroscopy.
  • Knee arthroscopy.
  • Rotator cuff repair.
  • Shoulder arthroscopy.
  • Tendon repair.
  • Total hip replacement.
  • Total knee replacement.
  • Total shoulder replacement.

“We are honored to have Dr. Dean join our practice after having served area residents in Crestview and the surrounding communities for years,” says Practice President Dr. Mark Tenholder. “He shares our commitment to helping patients get back to enjoying the activities they love, and we look forward to serving our community with him as part of our team of experts.”

Dr. Dean attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania, where he graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Following medical school, he completed an internship and his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at St. Joseph Warren Hospital in Ohio, where he was awarded the Residency Academic Excellence Award. Following his residency, Dr. Dean was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 2005 and has served in the Air National Guard. Dr. Dean is also certified in orthopaedic surgery through the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

To learn more about Dr. Dean or to schedule a safe appointment in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Destin or Niceville, call 850-863-2153.