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Ellis & Lilly

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implants

Where education, training & experience meet patient care.

About Our Surgical Professionals

We trained at prestigious Medical Centers and choose to live and work in Clarksville!

Get to know us...

Key Points

Successful Outcomes...

We believe that you should be cared for in the same way that we would care for our families.  We want you to be assured that we want your contact with our office to be memorable in kindness, dignity and professionalism.

Moving forward in care...

Everything changes including healthcare.  Patients are treated in different ways than they were just a few years ago.  We strive to maintain above the standard education levels.  That is why Board Certification is so very important.  We also move forward in technology so that we can stay with and maybe be just a little ahead of the times.  We have been using digital x-rays since 2008 and digital electronic medical records since 2002.

Living in your town ...

We choose to live in Clarksville and make it our home.  Living here gives us the ability to be available for you in a timely fashion.  We do not hand off your care to a non-specialist after having left town.  If you need us we are here.


"Thank you and your staff for one of the most pain free medical procedures that I can remember."

 - Patient HR

"You treated me a couple of years ago and I would bring my daughter to no one else..."

former patient



About our clinic...


The  practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery was originally started by in Clarksville in 1975 by Dr. Ted McCurdy.  He opened his first office on Riverside Drive located in the same building with Dr. David Morton, general dentist who is now retired.   Later he then moved the practice to a new location on Haynes Street near the Clarksville Memorial Hospital.  Dr. McCurdy practiced as the lone OMS in Clarksville for many years taking care of a wide range of trauma, infections and oral surgical problems.   

Dr. Phillip Elledge joined the practice in 1994 after Dr. Elledge retired from the U.S. Army.  The practice name was called the Oral Surgery Center until Dr. Elledge left the practice in 1998 to practice in Paris, Tennessee.

Dr. Terry Ellis decided to leave the Army in 1998 and open his practice at our current location on 1718 Memorial Drive, formerly Hilldale Drugs owned by the late Pat Cain.   Drs. McCurdy & Ellis renovated the 1718 Memorial Drive office turning it into a state of the art facility.  In 2002 the practice opened a temporary location on Ft. Campbell Boulevard and in November 2003  moved to a new second location at 1275 Parkway Place. 

In April 2009 Dr. Ellis purchased the practice from Dr. McCurdy after a full 11 years in successful partnership.  Dr. McCurdy retired in April 2012.  Then the new practice name is Clarksville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PLLC operated as Ellis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implants. 

Dr. Jason S. Lilly joined the practice in July of 2014 after graduating from the Metrohealth Medical Center - Case Western Reserve Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in Cleveland.   He is a welcomed addition to our staff.  We will now operate as  Ellis & Lilly Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implants. 

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Meet our dynamic team...


Dr. R. Terry Ellis

Dr. R. Terry Ellis

Dr. Ellis is a native of Paris, Tennessee.  He graduated from Henry County High School.  He then received his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Murray State University.   Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982 he was commissioned in the US Army Dental Corps as a Captain.  He attended a one-year General Practice Residency at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.  In 1990 Dr. Ellis began residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Ft. Gordon, Georgia.    He graduated from the ADA Accredited program then received American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certification in 1996. He was Chief, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital from 1996-98 and served as an OMS teaching mentor to the Advanced Education Program General Dentistry 1-yr while at Ft. Campbell, KY. He left the Army in 1998 and entered into private practice with Dr. McCurdy.  Dr. Ellis has staff privileges at Skyline Medical Center and Clarksville Surgery Center.  He renewed his Board Certification in 2004. 

 Dr. Ellis served as the President of the 8th District Dental Society in 2005-2006.    He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons having been BOARD CERTIFIED since 1996.  He recertified in 2004 and again in 2014.  In 2012 he was inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious International College of Dentists.

He has written an electronic medical record which he uses to help him administer reliable care to his patients.  Many other practitioners have used the program including cardiologists, pain management specialists and other oral & maxillofacial surgeons.

Dr. Ellis returned to the Army Reserve in 2013.

 He has been married to his wife Janie for more than 30 years. He has been an elder, deacon and teacher at the Hilldale Church of Christ.


Dr. Jason Lilly

Dr. Jason S. Lilly

Dr. Lilly grew up in Paducah, Kentucky.  He graduated from Lone Oak High School and then went on to the University of Louisville where he received a B.S. in Science-Dentistry.  He then completed a second B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Murray State University.  Dr. Lilly received his D.M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2010.  In the Summer of 2010 Dr. Lilly began his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Metrohealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He spent 3 months of his residency training at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital as well as multiple months at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital. 


Dr. Lilly is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.  He was elected to present his research on office based anesthesia at the 2012 AAOMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA and the research is currently pending publication in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Dr. Lilly is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and plans on joining the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology upon his arrival to Clarksville, Tennessee.


Dr. Lilly has been married to his beautiful and loving wife, Christina, since 2004.  They have two lovely daughters together, Taylor and Emma.