Dr. Ellis graduated cum laude in 1986 from Wake Forest University with a BA in Chemistry. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Masters of Education (MEd) in Physics in 1991. In 1999, Dr. Ellis graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.).
Dr. Ellis values continuing education and understands the paramount importance of advanced clinical skills and using the latest technology that will optimize patient care. She was appointed and has served two terms on the Continuing Dental Education Advisory Committee at UNC. She was inducted into the O.K.U. Dental Honor Society in 1999, and has served as an adjunctive faculty member at UNC School of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Seattle Study Club, and the Spear Study Club. Dr. Ellis was the Seattle Study Club member of the year for 2016/17. She became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2016. Dr. Ellis is also an academy member and mentor of the cerecdoctors.com.
“These awards mean that your general dentist cares about long-term dental health for you and your family and demonstrates that concern by pursuing additional designations. The Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership (MAGD) Awards are two of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. They help your dentist stay up to date on the most current dental procedures in order to offer you the highest quality of care.” AGD website
Dr. Ellis has been practicing in Chapel Hill since 1999 and opened her practice, Ellis Family Dentistry, in 2005. Her founding values are honesty, integrity, and respect for patients, while providing exceptional patient centered care. She is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best oral health through prevention, education, effective treatment planning, high quality materials, and expert treatment. Dentistry is the perfect combination of art, creativity, and science. Using knowledge and experience, Dr. Ellis loves to create a positive experience for each patient. She values long-term patient relationships and welcomes patients of all ages to Ellis Family Dentistry.
Dr. Ellis is married to her loving husband, Jerry. Outside of the office, her two children, Jay and Alexis, and two golden retrievers, Buddy and Kobe, keep her very busy.