Dr. Ellis values education and progression and is therefore a life long learner. Since graduating dental school, Erin has spent hundreds of hours annually in additional educational pursuits in the areas of Physiological / Neuromuscular Dentistry, Amalgam Free/Safe Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Laser Dentistry, Advanced Periodontal studies, and even the treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders (snoring included). She has studied extensively at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global), pursuing post-graduate education in advanced dentistry. In July of 2015, she achieved the status of LVI Fellow (LVIF), indicating she has completed all of LVI’s main curriculum and successfully passed the hands on and written testing.
As for progression, not only does Dr. Ellis ensure she is up to date on the latest theories and philosophies in dentistry, but she also invests time and money to ensure she is using the most current and best equipment. Current and useful technology is a key component of her practice and this includes digital impressions; same day crowns with her in house C&C crown mill; digital x-rays and photography lasers for hygiene/root canals/kids fillings; specialized computers to assess the state and health of your bite/jaw movements/facial muscles; ozone for caries control in kids and management of soft tissue infections; as well as NuCalm – a revolutionary system to decrease anxiety in a natural, healthy way.
Dr. Ellis’ motto is “We ‘treat’ you like family”. It is this philosophy that drives all of Dr. Ellis decisions. The treatment plan you receive will always provide multiple options in a manner and setting that is low pressure but informative. But in these options with always be your ideal treatment plan which is the treatment that Dr. Ellis would be recommending or performing for her mom, dad, husband or daughter. Dr. Ellis will often be asked “what would do in this case?”. Her answer is always the same, “I would do this _____________ because this is what I would do if you were my mom, sister or cousin. If it’s not good enough for my family, it’s not good enough for you”.
Erin was excited to return to Alberta where many of her extended family reside. She enjoys camping and spending time with family but especially her husband and infant daughter. She is an avid learner and will continue her educational pursuits ongoing whether in formal learning settings or via her LVI network of dentists practising around the world. Her pursuit of continual improvement in her chosen profession is driven by her commitment to provide for the optimal health of her patients.
A message from the Doctor:
Hi! And welcome to our website. In just a few short bullet points, I hope to share with you what we are all about at Ellis Dental
Relationships. – We care about you. I believe relationships take time………and good, honest communication. My team and I commit to take the time necessary to get to know YOU, LISTEN to your concerns and provide valuable EDUCATION so you can make an INFORMED DECISION about your oral health.
Choice. – I believe everyone should know all the options for their oral health and be able to choose for themselves without judgement. There will never be any pressure, just options.
Comprehensive Care – As a mouth doctor, I will not only provide a thorough check of your teeth, it is also my job to check your head and neck for lumps and bumps, provide an oral cancer screen in your mouth and throat, assess your airway and sleep, check your bite and jaw joint, and completely check your gum and bone health. This is all part of a healthy mouth leading to a healthy body. We will always be thorough and go above and beyond. Let’s face it, if we as dentists don’t check and monitor this head and neck area of your body, who will??
Advanced Technology/Techniques and Quality Materials – My mantra has always been stay current and use the best. And when you come to visit us you will see we use the most current technologies available including digital xray, lasers, digital impressions, digital photography, ozone machines and the list goes on. – There are literally thousands of dental products and materials to choose from of varying degrees of cost and quality. My belief is I am only going to use the very best, long lasting and biocompatible materials for my patients. This is in line with my belief of promoting health and longevity in the dental work we do.
Staying Current and Life Long Learning Dentistry, just like medicine, is constantly changing. Every month there is new information and advancements. As a result, I spend an average of 3-4 days per month in a classroom, learning about the best dentistry has to offer, because I believe my patients deserve nothing less.
Quality care is a team effort. It takes an entire team to run a quality dental clinic. I am so proud and grateful to have the team I have. They truly are just great people. They are honest, caring and extremely knowledgable and well trained at what they do.
So thank you for taking the time to read what I consider to be the coles notes version of what we are all about at Ellis Dental. If you are looking for a caring group of people who work hard everyday to provide excellent, up-to-date, health based, personalized care, then we are that clinic and we truly look forward to meeting you!!
Take care. Yours in health,