Meet Our Doctors
Meet Dr. Steven Ellinwood
NOTE: Effective August 1, 2022, Dr. Steve Ellinwood will be making the transition into full-time clinical director at Indiana University’s Fort Wayne dental location. This isn’t goodbye — Dr. Steve will continue to practice right here in the office every week on Wednesdays!
We are excited to announce Dr. Chase Ellinwood, who has spent the last 3 years serving our patients alongside his Dad, will continue providing the same compassionate, high-quality dental care on a full-time basis beginning in August. As always, we aim to deliver the best of the best when it comes to family dentistry in Fort Wayne. We look forward to continuing to treat our patients, families and friends with the quality care they expect!
Growing up, Dr. Steve’s father was a Methodist minister and his family moved around quite a bit. By the time he was in high school, Fort Wayne was the place they called home. It’s where he attended high school and put down real “roots” for the first time. After completing dental school, Dr. Steve returned to the area to establish his own practice.
Dr. Steve co-founded Sonrises Siempre, a non-profit agency that provides dental care to residents of developing nations. He also serves as the President of the School Board for the Medina Village School in Sierra Leone.
Now, his son is in dental school as well. He just has a few more years left at Indiana University to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He may even come join our practice one day!
His professional affiliations include:
- American Dental Association – Council on Membership
- Indiana State Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Isaac Knapp District Dental Society
- Graduate of Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education
- Kois Institute for Advanced Learning in Seattle
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
When he isn’t at work, Dr. Steve is busy taking one of dozens of continuing education courses during the year or volunteering with the Matthew 25 Clinic. Not only is he an avid learner, Dr. Steve also teaches a materials course to dental students at IPFW and has been on the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce since 1990. He also plays a lot of golf and teaches a Sunday School class at his church.
Meet Dr. Chase Ellinwood
Dr. Chase has been working with his dad, Dr. Steven Ellinwood, since June of 2019. He continues to love working part-time with our practice alongside his dad and providing the compassionate, quality care you have come to know and expect in our office. In addition, he has thoroughly enjoyed and will continue to enjoy work at his other office, Neighborhood Health, helping our community receive dental care.
Dr. Chase and his wife Chelsea finally feel settled in their home near Georgetown. Their one-eyed dog, Wink, recently became a big brother to their first child and son, Ezra Charles Ellinwood. Chelsea continues to work as an R.N. for Parkview on the pediatric unit as well as the head gymnastics coach at Snider High School.
Dr. Chase and Chelsea like to spend time with their family and friends in their free time when Ezra will allow. Wednesday is one of their special nights together because they both are big Survivor fans and don’t miss an episode. They are even part of a Survivor fantasy league. On the weekends, they like to walk Wink to The Donut Bar in Georgetown Square. During the summer months, you may run into them at Zesto’s or Hawaiian Ice since they visit these two establishments as much as possible.