Dr. McKelvey grew up in Delmar, MD, and graduated from Delmar High School in 1987. He then went to Lee College (now Lee University) in Cleveland, TN. While at Lee, Dr. McKelvey became interested in dentistry through several alumni of Lee who had gone on to excel in oral surgery. Dr. McKelvey graduated in 1991, and went on to the University of Maryland dental school. He graduated from the dental school in 1995. Also, that same year Dr. McKelvey married his lovely wife Kelly. They have 2 sons, Joshua and Garrett.