Over 65 Years of Service

Our office is proud to have been treating some families for five generations.

We now look forward to getting to know you and your family!


Experience. Values. & Trust.

Dr. Rick Ellis (II)

1981 - Present

Dr. Rick Ellis II grew up in Salt Lake City, where he attended the University of Utah and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to study dentistry. After four years of constant study, he graduated with honors with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Ellis travelled to the west coast where he did a one year residency at Loma Linda University and Gerry Pettis Veteran’s Hospital, expanding his dental knowledge. Following his residency, he joined his father’s practice in Salt Lake where he helped expand a family friendly dental practice, and raise his family.

Dr. Ellis has three children, and 12 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys teaching classes on fly tying and experiencing the great outdoors with his fishing buddies. He has a great passion for fly fishing, and can tell you the best places to go. Dr. Ellis and his wife, Patricia, also enjoy going on vacation with their family, and cheering their grandkids on at sporting events.

He enjoys working with his son, RL, and is proud of the dentist he has become. He is also proud to tell patients that we are on our fourth and fifth generation of families attending our practice. He hopes with his 12 grandchildren, that there will be a fourth generation to add to Ellis Family Dental.

Dr. R.L. Ellis (III)

2005 - Present

Dr. RL Ellis also grew up in Salt Lake City. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Medical Biology, after which he applied to dental school. Dr. Ellis was accepted into Creighton University’s school of dentistry, where he graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2005. He is a member of the National Dental Honor’s Society (OKU) and graduated Cum Laude.

After graduation, Dr. Ellis moved back to Utah with his wife Steffanie, to join the family’s dental practice. Dr. Ellis has three children, and in his spare time enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, attending his kids events, and supporting their many talents.

He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys attending the University of Utah football games and keeping up on the sport’s world. Dr. Ellis’ and his family enjoy trips to the beach. Their favorite being San Clemente, California; where they soak up the sun, boogie board and enjoy the surfer life.

Dr. Richard L. Ellis (I)

1951 - 1991 Retired

Dr. Richard (Dick) Ellis I, is retired. He began his schooling and graduated from the University of Utah. He went on to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He started his dental practice in 1951 and continued to expand his client base all over the Salt Lake Valley.

After retiring, Dr. Ellis continued travelling, and nurturing his love for gardening. We will soon be celebrating his 92nd birthday. As he ages, he is unable to do some of his favorite past times, which makes way for new hobbies, including being a fierce BYU fan and having a passionate love for classic movies.


From toothaches to dentures, we've got you covered


Dental cleanings are designed to remove plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on teeth over time. We have dental hygienists that have been with our office for over 20 years to take care of you.

Crowns / Bridges:

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over the tooth. A crown covers the whole tooth above the gumline. When cemented into place, your crown will restore the size, shape and strength while fully encasing your natural tooth.

Implants / Dentures:

When replacing a tooth, there are many different options. We have made our own dentures in house for over 30 years. Dental implants have become the new age way to replace missing teeth. We work closely with specialists to give you the best results possible.


A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. We offer several different styles of filling material to give you the best durability.

Root Canals:

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.


Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed.

New Patient Information

We want to make your visit to our office as easy as we can. Feel free to print our new patient information at home and bring it with you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:At what age should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
  • A:We usually advise for children to accompany Mom and Dad to the dentist for the first three years. Once they are comfortable and see the dentist is a safe place we will start with the basics. Most children start at three and four years old.
  • Q: Does your office offer in-office whitening treatments?
  • A: We offer an array of bleaching options. We do not do in office bleaching, but we do offer custom bleach trays and easy to-go options.
  • Q:What insurances does your office accept?
  • A:We accept many dental insurance plans. We advise to check with your specific insurance plan to confirm we are listed as a provider.
  • Q:Does your office extract wisdom teeth?
  • A:We do extract some wisdom teeth. We will start with a consultation to see the state of your wisdom teeth. If we are unable to take care of you in our office, we have several fantastic oral surgeons who will take great care of you!
  • Q:Do you do dental implants?
  • A:We restore dental implants, the first part of an implant requires and oral surgeon or a periodontist. We work closely with both so you can have the best final result.
  • Q:Do you do lumineers or veneers?
  • A:We do offer cosmetic dentistry, specifically veneers and all ceramic crowns. We strive to give our patients the best final product.
  • Q: Do you do “white” fillings?
  • A: We have several different options of filling material. We do resin fillings, commonly known as “white fillings” and we still offer the option of an amalgam filling (silver).

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5 South 700 East Ste. B-30 SLC, UT 84102


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