40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

  • HOLLY C. ELLIS

HOLLY C. ELLIS

  • St. Louis
  • Ellis Dental

Age:

31

Name of Practice:

Ellis Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Missouri


Why She Was Nominted

Continuous enrichment includes learning new skills and innovations via the Seattle Study Club, plus her volunteer trips to do dental work in Jamaica and other countries.

Inspiration

Dr. Ellis loved going to the dentist as a kid, and decided as a first grader to follow that career path. “Patients appreciate our level of care and continue to refer family and friends to us,” she says.

Favorite Office Music

Holiday tunes in winter. “We decorate our office and have cinnamon candles burning,” Dr. Ellis says.

Something People Don't Know

She was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune in 2003. “I auditioned when I was in dental school,” she says. “It was a great experience.”