Meet the Team

Dr. Ellie Dowden

Dr. Ellie Dowden and her husband, Travis, reside in West Bend, but they are both originally from Medford, WI. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University School of Dentistry as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. After completing dental school in Milwaukee, Dr. Dowden knew she wanted to move further from the city to practice in a smaller community where she can truly get to know her patients. As a general dentist, Dr. Dowden values all aspects of comprehensive dental treatment: from preventive care and simple restorative procedures, to root canals, crown and bridge work and cosmetic dentistry. She also has a special interest in orthodontics and loves being able to improve her patients’ self-confidence and happiness by transforming their smiles.

Dr. Dowden is enthusiastic about pursuing continuing education on both a local and national level. She feels it is important to keep current with evolving techniques and materials in order to provide the best treatment options for her patients. She looks forward to providing dental care to West Bend and the surrounding communities for many years to come. Outside of the office, Dr. Dowden enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors, traveling, and playing with their three dogs, Rocky, Apollo and Adrienne.



Gia graduated with an Associate of Applied Science and her RDH license from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1997. She has worked as a hygienist at Cornerstone Dental for the past 17 years.  Gia is commended for her gentle care, positivity and down-to-earth personality. She enjoys helping our patients through personalized dental education, giving them the knowledge and tools to maintain a healthy smile.


In her free time, you’ll find Gia outside kayaking, working in her flower gardens and reading.  She also enjoys being a Mom to two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and one sweet little grandson.


Nicole joined the Cornerstone Dental team in 2018.  Although new to the dental field, she has almost 10 years of experience in customer service and management.  Nicole enjoys helping others and always has a smile on her face!


Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys time outside hiking, hunting and fishing with her two sons.  She also enjoys golfing, watching sports and spending time with her family and friends.


Nikki has been a dental assistant for more than 18 years and recently joined the Cornerstone Dental family in 2018.  She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and thoroughly enjoys patient education, mentoring and training new assistants and helping others by participating in various community services and charitable events.  Nikki is eager to learn and is always working on expanding her dental knowledge through continuing education.


Nikki lives in Kohler with her husband and two kids.  They are animal lovers and have their own “zoo” of 3 dogs, 4 cats, 3 rabbits and goat.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, restoring furniture, being outside (preferably on a beach!) and spending time with her family.


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