Dr. James P. Ellis, DDS, MS
Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Chicago’s Northwestern University School of Dentistry (DDS 1997) where he graduated at the top of his class. After completing dental school, Dr. Ellis spent the next 4 years at the Ohio State University Medical Center serving as a surgical resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During his time at Ohio State he earned a Masters Degree and was appointed as the chief resident. After completing his residency Dr. Ellis not only served as a part-time Clinical Faculty member at the OSU Dental School in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery but also began his private Oral Surgery practice.
Dr. Ellis practices within the broad spectrum of Oral Surgery where his primary interests lie in dental implant surgery with an emphasis on hard and soft tissue grafting. He has a unique and unparalleled experience in utilizing the latest 3-D imaging for guided implant and bone grafting procedures. Dr. Ellis was one of the first practitioners in Central Ohio to incorporate the i-CAT Cone Beam CT scanner and 3-D technology into his dental implant practice. He also utilizes 3-D imaging to treat numerous conditions of the head and face.
Dr. Ellis is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He recently participated in and passed his 10 year recertification examination, a crucial step in maintaining his Board Certification status. In addition, he is a fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and maintains hospital privileges at Dublin Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ellis served as a team Maxillofacial Surgeon for the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2003 through the 2012 season, where he was responsible for treating oral, facial and jaw injuries sustained by the NHL players both on and off the ice.
Dr. Ellis is married to Dr. Jennifer Ellis, a family physician in Columbus, and are the busy parents of three very active children, Cooper, Cameron, and Reed. While not working he enjoys snow skiing, running, mountain biking, coaching his kids’ sport teams as well as traveling with his family.
Dr. Erik Evans, DDS, MD
Dr. Erik Evans was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Upper Arlington High School, he majored in biology at The College of Wooster. He became interested in surgery while observing his father, Dr. T. W. Evans, in the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Evans graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1996 and entered an integrated OMS residency and medical school at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University Medical School (now Feinberg School of Medicine) in Chicago after completing a year of Anesthesia training at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He completed an internship in surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after medical school. He went on to complete his OMS residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, in 2005 following the closure of the OMS training program at Northwestern. This was followed by a fellowship in facial aesthetic surgery with his father in Columbus.
Dr. Evans remained in Columbus as full time faculty in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University where he became residency program director and the D. P. Snyder Endowed Professor. During this time, he was awarded the Faculty Educator Development Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), given to a select number of promising young academic surgeons. After five years at Ohio State, he spent over six years in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
A fellow of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he has given lectures on both the local and national level, published research articles and book chapters, been a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has served his specialty as President of the Ohio Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as a Delegate to AAOMS.
Dr. Evans’ professional interests include the full scope of the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including facial trauma, facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, and facial aesthetic surgery.
On a personal level, he is excited to return to his hometown of Columbus with his girlfriend Karen, a grant writer for a Nobel Prize-winning international human rights organization. Dr. Evans enjoys spending time with his son, a student at Upper Arlington High School, as well as traveling, skiing, and being with friends and family.