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Dr. Matt Ellison DDS

matthew-ellison-new Dr. Matthew Ellison was born and raised in Midland Michigan. Deciding at a young age that dentistry appealed to him, he obtained mentorship from two family friends who were both dentists. While in high school he enjoyed playing many sports and obtained varsity letters in baseball and swimming. For his undergraduate education, Dr. Ellison attended Hope College located in Holland Michigan. Here he studied Chemistry while preparing for dental school.

As a life-long wolverine fan, Dr. Ellison proudly attended the University of Michigan for dental school. While in dental school he met and married his wife Dr. Barbara Zickgraf, another dental student in his class. After graduating in 2013, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of North Carolina located in Chapel Hill, NC. During his residency he obtained additional training with a focus on cosmetic and implant restorations. While in North Carolina, Dr. Zickgraf and Ellison adopted a sheltie-mix name Dosey Doe. While she still has many quirks resulting from her early years, Dosey now has a very happy and pampered life.

Dr. Ellison worked as a private practice general dentist in North Carolina until moving to Chicago in mid-2015. He and Barbara wished to be closer to family located in the Chicago-land area and South-West Michigan. In his spare time Dr. Ellison enjoys exercising, playing basketball, waterskiing, reading, rooting for Michigan football, and trying new restaurants.

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