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!
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.
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.
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.
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