Dr. Kristen Ellis

Meet Dr Ellis, Owner of Love Your Smile Dentistry, PLLC. Serving Irving Las Colinas Valley Ranch Carrollton Farmers Branch Coppell Grapevine Euless Hurst Bedford Grand Prairie Arlington Garland Frisco Mesquite The Colony Little Elm Plano McKinney Denton Mansfield Duncanville Cedar Hill Desoto Lancaster Red Oak Flower Mound Fort Worth
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Ellis is the owner of Love Your Smile Dentistry, PLLC. Her upbeat personality and gentleness is reflected in the care that she provides to her patients. Dr. Ellis enjoys every aspect of dentistry and is she committed to lifelong learning. She has earned national recognition and many accolades throughout her career. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. She is currently studying business at Cornell University.

Dr. Ellis has been married to Will for over 10 years. They have two children; William, age 8 and Lauren, age 6. They reside in Las Colinas and participate in activities in the city of Irving and Coppell. In their free time they enjoy traveling and attending little league, high school, college, and professional sporting events through the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Learn more about Dr. Ellis below.


Dream of Becoming a Dentist

Dr. Ellis knew dentistry would be her path at the age of 5 when she became fascinated with pulling her own baby teeth! It would be 10 years later before Dr. Ellis every met a dentist or went to the dentist for dental care. Dr. Ellis was born in West Helena, Arkansas. It's a city located in the Mississippi Delta of the U.S.A., a geographical region consider to be the nation's most impoverished areas.

Start of Dental Career

While in college at The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Dr. Ellis begin volunteering at Roaf & Caudle Dental Office. She was able to learn about the patients' experience and the business of dentistry by working in each role in the office over several years. This experience plays a key role in how Dr. Ellis practices dentistry today.

Breast Cancer Research

Dr. Ellis completed her breast cancer research with The Arkansas Cancer Research Center at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Who's Who Among Colleges & Universities

Dr. Ellis graduated college from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff earning her B.S. in biology. She received recognition in the Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities publication based on her academic performance and extracurricular activity involvement.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

While attending Meharry Medical College, Dr. Ellis was selected as a recipient of the highly competitive National Health Service Corp Scholarship. Dr. Ellis was able to begin her career after graduation in community health centers across the United States. Dr. Ellis completed her service obligations in 2015 and continued working in this sector until 2018, Dr. Ellis received many accolades and propelled oral healthcare in her role as Chief Dental Officer.

Awarded Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with National Recognition

Dr. Ellis was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Meharry Medical College on May 21, 2011. Dr. Ellis also earned recognition in the Who's Who Among Colleges and Universities based on her academic performance while attending Meharry Medical College.

Appointed as the National Dental Health Expert by the U.S. Secretary of H.H.S.

Dr. Ellis was nominated by her peers and selected to be the national dental health expert to serve on the National Advisory Council. Dr. Ellis served in the capacity for 4 years.

Recognized in the 35 under 35 Publication

Dr. Ellis was selected for the Heizme's 35 under 35 publication.

National Oral Health Leadership Institute

Dr. Ellis was selected and completed training in the National Oral Health Leadership Institute through the National Network of Oral Health Access.

Health Advisory Committee for Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc.

Dr. Ellis began working with Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc. providing oral healthcare guidance and exams for the participants.

Publications in Newspaper for Non-Profit Work

Dr. Ellis has been recognized in newspapers within the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex for her professional contributions of clinical dentistry and securing private & federal grant funding for under served communities.

Ambassador for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Dr. Ellis serves as an ambassador for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. She also serves on their scholarship committee.

Board of Directors for Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc.

Dr. Ellis was selected to become a member of the board of directors for Head Start of Greater Dallas, Inc.

Grand Opening of Private Practice Dental Office

In March 2019, Dr. Ellis started Love Your Smile Dentistry, PLLC. Construction to build out the dental practice began in April 2019.

Recognized by Cornell University

She was accepted to undergo a rigorous coursework to enhance her entrepreneurship endeavors. Based on Dr. Ellis's past accomplishments, she was selected as a recipient of a stipend to cover all tuition and fees.

As Your Personal Dentist

  • Training - Dr. Ellis has made ongoing training in dentistry and business a priority. She regularly takes continuing education classes to stay current on the latest trends in the field.
  • Experience - Dr. Ellis has a broad range of experience. She can address the varied oral healthcare needs of patients of all ages — from your young children to your elderly relatives.
  • Office Culture and Atmosphere - As the owner and visionary of Love Your Smile Dentistry, Dr. Ellis intentionally formed a team of professional that provide a warm and inviting atmosphere. This is especially important if you have young children. Love Your Smile Dentistry creates a positive environment for children with the goal of instilling good oral hygiene habits.