Meet the Doctor

Dr. Susan Ellison

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with honors, Dr. Susan Ellison attended The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston where she earned her DDS degree. She was nominated and accepted into the Mu Mu Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society for her character and achievements in academics.

She has been practicing in Houston for over 28 years and Dr. Ellison has been serving the community and families with exceptional dental care and customer service ever since. She attended the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Key Biscayne, Florida and also completed extensive advanced training at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where she was trained in the most advanced techniques for Cosmetic Veneers, Occlusion, and Full Mouth Reconstruction.

She has been voted numerous years by H-Texas Magazine as One of Houston’s Top Dentists and also was voted as one of the Top Docs for Women in Houston. Dr. Ellison is a member of the following organizations:

Dr. Ellison has a teenage daughter that keeps her busy with sports and activities and she loves being a mom. She also loves being outdoors running, exercising, skiing and going to the beach or the mountains. She has run several Houston marathons over the years. She loves her work and her family and friends, and is committed to the health and wellbeing of others in helping them be the best they can be.

Meet Our Team

Jessica Houston

Office Manager

Jessica is our office manager. Coming from a management and marketing background, it was only natural that she also oversee our marketing and patient relations. What Jessica enjoys about our practice is the variety that comes with the position and that she can help patients with every aspect of their dental treatment. She loves building relationships with our patients to give them an affordable smile they deserve.

Outside of work, Jessica is the mother of 3 children and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Some things you didn’t know about Jessica is that she is an amazing cook and she loves Starbucks.

Laura Haley

Dental Assistant

Dr. Ellison’s Lead Assistant, Laura, has been in the Dental field for 18 years total. Most of her career has been working with Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a native Houstonian, married and has a son and daughter that keep her very busy. When not at work, she enjoys being outdoors that includes fishing and boating.

Why I like this job: Being able to help change lives one smile at a time. Seeing the transformations and giving patients new confidence with a healthy smile is why I love what I do everyday.

Melanie Martinez

Patient Coordinator / Dental Assistant

Melanie has been in the dental field for six years and is one of our Patient Coordinators. Melanie is also a Dental Assistant so occasionally you will find her in the back doing what she loves, spending time with the patients. She has a small family of three which includes her husband, son and daughter. In her free time she likes to go fishing on her boat and watch movies with her family.

Kerry Schaefer

Dental Hygienist

Kerry Schaefer is our dental hygienist. Born and raised in Connecticut, she and her family moved to Texas in 2007. She graduated from the University of Vermont and has been practicing dental hygiene for 30 years. Kerry adores her patients and enjoys helping them keep their teeth healthy which in turn improves their overall health.

In her free time Kerry loves to travel with her husband and college-age daughter. She also enjoys her two cats, reading and all things Disney.

De-dee Olivo


De-dee loves being a Dental Hygienist because, she has the opportunity to provide exceptional oral hygiene care to a diverse group of patients including the elderly, child, adolescents and periodontal patients. She prides herself on being patient focused, creating individualized treatment plans that help motivate patients to maintain the best oral health achievable. De-dee loves knowing that she helps her patients feel confident about their oral health and help give them the smile that brightens a room.

De-dee is originally from upstate NY, but has made Houston her home since 2014. When she’s not engaging with patients in office, De-dee is exploring Houston with her husband Georgie and her 7 year old son, Josiah. Her hobbies include, reading, exercising and exploring Houston’s many delicious restaurants.

Patricia Harris

Dental Assistant

Patricia is a native Houstonian with 13 years experience as a dental assistant. Patricia seeks to ensure her patients are comfortable at each appointment. Most rewarding to her is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and improving them to take control of their dental care. Patricia loves that Dr Ellison has strived and continues to be on the cutting edge of technology. Patricia is married with 3 children that keep her busy with lots sports and activities.

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Healthy Beautiful Smiles for a Lifetime


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