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
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
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. In 2012 he
was inducted as a Fellow into the
prestigious International College of
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.
returned to the Army Reserve in 2013.
He has been
married to his wife Janie for more than 34
years. He serves as an elder and
teacher at the
Hilldale Church of Christ.