Meet Dr. Ellis or Dr. Gissel
Jason S. Ellis DDS
Dr. Ellis grew up in a small town in Central Washington. He was raised on an 11 acre farm with five brothers and two sisters. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California Davis and his doctorate of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University. He is currently a Captain in the Arm National Guard where he has served proudly for the past eight years.
Dr. Ellis brings an enhanced mix of clinical services to Ridgeline Dental including routine Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Pediatric care. Dr. Ellis serves both adults and children and is excited to offer expanded services to the patients at Ridgeline Dentall.
Dr. Ellis and his wife have three young children and two dogs. He volunteers with a local youth group and enjoys spending time outside with his family exploring the Oregon coast.
Philip C. Gissel DDS
Dr. Gissel's philosophy on dentistry and most anything in life is "The difference is in the details."He often asks his staff, "What's the most important part of your job?" The answer, of course, is whatever you are doing at that time. As a patient, you can always be certain you have his undivided attention while he tends to every detail of your care.
Dr. Gissel was born and raised in Oak Ridge Tennessee. He earned his bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After completing his Pharmacy degree at Mercer University in Georgia, he decided he needed a career that would allow more artistry, challenge and variety. He went on to dental school at University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and the Lane County Dental Society. He is also an active member of the Exploring Excellence Study Club.
Dr. Gissel is married with adult children. When he is away from work he enjoys spending his free time outdoors, whether it be hiking, biking or gardening.
Meet Our Dental Team
|Our staff has been a part of Ridgeline Dental long enough to get to know all our regular patients. We are a close-knit team, and you'll notice that the person that treats you on your last visit will be the same person that treats you at your next visit.
Michelle has been Dr. Gissel’s main assistant since 2004. He considers her his 3rd and 4th hands and is the ‘go to’ person for anything in the clinical area. She is our resident dog/cat/horse whisperer, and also enjoys looking after the various wildlife with whom she and her husband share their backyard.
Erica has been ‘the voice of Dr Gissel’s office’ since 2005. If anyone can make visiting the dentist fun, it’s Erica. She is a multi-tasker extraordinaire and treats our patients like her best friends. The toddler and first grader she had when she joined us are now busy teenagers who keep her on her toes.
Chris joined us as full time hygienist in 2008. Being a ‘long-timer’ has allowed her to track the progress of her patients as she continues to help them keep a healthy mouth. She loves travelling, the outdoors and her family. Her daughters, husband and extended family keep her as busy on days off as she is at work.