Dr. Ellis attended Florida State University for his undergraduate education from 1981-1985 and attended University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry from 1986-1990.  He completed his general practice residency at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, IL in 1991 and medical school at Georgetown University School in Medicine in 1997.  He also did his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD from 1994-2000.  Dr. Ellis was an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for the United States Navy for 10 years and spent five years living in Japan while he was forward-deployed on the USS Kitty Hawk.  In 2010, he went into private practice in Mebane, North Carolina and in 2014, Dr. Ellis and his wife relocated to Green Bay.

Dr. Ellis reflected on why he decided to get into the oral surgery field and what he loves about being an oral surgeon:

“When I was in 8th grade, my orthodontist was the coolest person.  I asked him, ‘How can I do what you do?’  The answer became my life dream.  And it has not disappointed.”

I love making a patient’s anticipated, dreaded experience a nice and pleasant one.


Dr. Ellis has many professional memberships and affiliations, including:

  • Board Certified Diplomat, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Illinois Dental License
  • Virginia Dental License
  • Virginia Medical License
  • North Carolina Dental License
  • North Carolina Medical License
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is credentialed at three Green Bay hospital facilities (St. Mary’s Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital, Bellin Memorial Hospital).


A glimpse at Dr. Ellis’s personal life:

“My family has roots in Door County.  In my free time I love to venture in trap shooting, boating, and old cars.”