My goal is to inspire and motivate dentist to live the life they have always dreamed of with half of the headache…this requires a plan.

Known for her captivating smile and her honest yet realistic perspective in dentistry, Dr. Simone Ellis is The Real Deal! With over seven years as owner of Smile Design Studios in Missouri City, Texas, Dr. Ellis has established herself in her community as an authority in practice management. Simone was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers University School of Dentistry formerly, the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey.

This vivacious leader is the founder and president of the Houston Minority Dental Society and is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), National Dental Association (NDA), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS). She also sits on the Board of Educators for the Dental Assisting School at the University of Everest, Houston Campus. Additionally, Simone is a certified clinical evaluator for The Clinician’s Report and a candidate for Diplomat with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Too often we get hyper focused on the clinical side of dentistry we forget one important thing…Life!

Her colleagues call her knowledgeable, dependable and lighthearted. Her patients call her personable and genuine in nature, while her community calls her a hero. Dr. Simone Ellis a

ctively volunteers with the Houston Make a Wish Foundation and the American Dental Associations’ Give Kids a Smile Day. Annually, through her practice, Smile Design Studios, Dr. Ellis gives back to her community through various outreach initiatives. Most notably, the free dentistry and health fair. This program targets families within the Missouri City radius and offers free dental services, eye exams and health screenings to over 50 families. Further, Smile Design Studios offers a mentorship program called Smile Design Studio Academy, which affords high school and college students an opportunity to learn more about the field of dentistry and while actively shadowing dental professionals. Smile Design Studios also adopts a family for the holiday season and delivers food and supplies to families in need.  

“Dr. Simone Ellis is not just a community driven practitioner, she is a leading authority on dental practice management.”

Recently, Dr. Simone Ellis has been recognized for her outstanding dedication to her profession, community and high school and collegiate alma mater. In 2014 she was awarded the Reason to Believe Award for her outstanding representation of success in her community and profession by the Kansas City, Kansas School District. In 2015, Simone was awarded the prestigious Xavier University 40 under 40 award and the Texas School of Business Dental Assistant Recognition Award for her outstanding contribution to her profession. Dr. Ellis has been featured in Dentaltown Magazine, Dental Graduate of Dental Economics, Houston Style Magazine and Living Magazine and has been classified as one of nine successful Black Women CEOs and Entrepreneurs You Should Know by

Dr. Simone Ellis is not just a community driven practitioner, she is a leading authority on dental practice management. Her dynamic teaching style brings a fresh perspective to one of the world’s oldest medical professions. Dr. Ellis stands by her belief that “It is important not only to inspire people, but also get them to want to take action and change the course of their life!” Employing a carefully crafted and highly focused blueprint, Dr. Simone Ellis created “The Ambitious Dentist” a training program which inspires dental professionals through a realistic and honest lens on how to succeed in and navigate the dental industry. This program will not only inform the newly graduated dental professional but will transform their view on the scope of the practicing dentist. As a bonus, this high energy training program provides guidance for those looking to grow from associate doctor of dentistry to gainful practice owner.

We can have it all, and we can lose it all…But those who have a plan and stick to it will be successful…I guarantee it.

Dr. Simone Ellis is a proud alumnus of Epsilon Tau chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is an active member of the Mu Kappa Omega Chapter in Missouri City, Texas. She is the proud mommy of her two yorkie fur-babies and can be spotted transforming lives through her speaking engagements in a city near you.