Education & Credentials
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Case School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH
I have the best job in the world. It is always important that my pediatric patients understand their parents, my dental team, and myself are working together to take care of them. Being a father of twins born premature my family and I have been very fortunate and our challenges have made me a better husband, father and dental practitioner. Coming to the dental office should never be a traumatic experience. We usually do all our dental work in the dark, play games and have a great time while successfully completing our task.
I have had a lot of special patients, but usually the most memorable ones are those who have been to 3 or more offices with no success in treatment. Usually the parents are very stressed and the kids have tears in their eyes. These patients require time and coaching to get over their past experiences. Children are amazing; if you show them some respect and compassion, 9 out of 10 times they will give you a chance. I have had mothers knit me blankets, children draw me pictures, and my personal favorite is when I get home made cookies."
Dr. Elliss favorite films are the Back to the Future and Toy Story trilogies, and his favorite vacation spot is Michigan.
When not busy fighting tooth decay, Dr. Ellis loves spending time with his wife, two children, and his French bulldog Daisy. Dr. Ellis hobbies include climbing, hiking, and weight training at the gym.
American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Class President, Case School of Dental Medicine (2005); Chief Resident, Childrens Hospital of Michigan