Dr. Simone Ellis, known affectionately as “The Real Deal” in the dental community, embodies a vibrant blend of expertise and enthusiasm. Her infectious smile and down-to-earth approach to dentistry have made her a beloved figure at Smile Design Studios in Missouri City, Texas. Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Dr. Ellis’s educational journey took her from Xavier University of Louisiana to achieving her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Rutgers University School of Dentistry. As a pioneer in practice management, she has elevated her practice and profoundly impacted her community through her leadership and charitable initiatives.

Beyond her practice, Dr. Ellis’s influence stretches across numerous dental associations and community programs. She is the founder and president of the Houston Minority Dental Society. She serves as a board member and educator in various capacities, including at the University of Everest’s Dental Assisting School. Her commitment to service is evident through her active participation with the Houston Make a Wish Foundation and the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day. Annually, her practice hosts a significant outreach event providing free dental care, health screenings, and mentorship opportunities, demonstrating her dedication to dentistry and holistic community welfare. Recognized for her exceptional contributions to both her profession and community, Dr. Ellis continues to inspire and transform lives, proving why she stands out as a remarkable leader and a genuine agent of change.