Janet Melchor is bilingual in Spanish and English and brings over 20 years of dental experience to her job as office manager. She has been with Ellis Dentistry Co. from the beginning and has helped establish its policies and procedures. Her organizational and planning skills continue to help our office grow. She particularly enjoys planning treatment for our patients, “I love being part of transforming patient’s lives by helping them obtain a new smile and new confidence.”
When she’s not at work, she enjoys planning parties for her princess-loving daughters and spending quality time with her husband.
Baylee Reidhead is a board-certified dental hygienist that has been practicing the dental field for over 10 years. Oral health is her focus and she enjoys educating patients on the importance of developing good oral hygiene habits. “The better we take care of our mouths, the better our overall health,” she said. She loves helping patients create confident smiles.
Baylee graduated from Dixie State University with her BS in Dental Hygiene. Additionally, she is certified in local anesthesia/nitrous oxide, laser therapy as well as dental radiography. In her spare time, Baylee enjoys spending time with her boys, her pilot husband and their 2 sons, outside in the St. George sunshine. She also likes to bake up delicious cookies and treats that she shares with her coworkers!
Kelsee Condie graduated from Dixie State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. In addition to being a board-certified dental hygienist, she is licensed for local anesthesia/nitrous oxide administration, laser therapy and is radiology certified. Her interest in becoming a hygienist started by coincidence. Her twin sister signed up for a beginning dental hygiene course while at college and they shared a car. Kelsee thought she might as well sign up for the same class and quickly realized how much she loved the field. She hasn’t been able to set down a scaler ever since. She said her favorite part of being a hygienist is creating a trusting relationship with her patients.
In her spare time, Kelsee loves traveling with her boyfriend, but she’s just as content sitting at home and reading a book.
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LaraLee Reber has been working as a dental assistant for over 20 years. Being part of the Ellis Dentistry Co. team is one of her favorite aspects of the job. She said, “It’s rewarding seeing the team dynamics at play–when we all come together and are committed to delivering quality care and transforming the lives of our patients.” When LaraLee’s not assisting Dr. Ellis, she’s teaching proper dance technique and routines at ALight Dance Academy, a local dance studio. Dancing is a big part of her life and she loves seeing her 3 daughters develop this passion as well. While the four of them dance around in her kitchen, she loves catching glimpses of her son and husband playing catch in the backyard. She particularly loves being able to sneak in a date night with her husband.
As Dr. Ellis would say, Katie Ellis is the driving force behind Ellis Dentistry Co. The dental practice is her brainchild from the design of the office, the marketing and human resources, to the financial management. While supporting her husband in dental school, Katie worked in the public relations department for Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital (Loma Linda University Health) in California. It surprised her how much she enjoyed working in the healthcare industry following her years in the field of broadcast journalism. “I was particularly astounded by all the technological advances in healthcare and the benefits it provided patients,” she said. “Having the latest in state-of-the-art dental technology was a priority for our practice.”
Katie grew up in St. George and she and Dr. Ellis love raising their three children surrounded by the red rocks and the good people of this community. Katie admits that a piece of her heart will always remain in New York City. That’s where she interned at FOX News Channel and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Now she’s satisfied with the occasional visit as long as it involves a broadway show and a slice of New York pizza.
Cayla Giles is one of the first faces you will see when you come into Ellis Dentistry Co.
She is our treatment coordinator, working with Dr. Ellis and his assistants to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for the patients.
When she's not at the office, you can often find her on the pickleball courts where she's a fierce competitor. Her athleticism doesn't end there--she was the pitcher at Snow College on their softball team.
After her fastpitch days, Cayla served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ventura, California. She is originally from Mapleton, Utah and is the oldest of four kids.
Maree Shaw greets all of our patients with a bright smile as they come into our office; in fact, it’s hard not to catch Maree with a smile on her face. Just share a joke with her and she is sure to laugh, but she knows how to get down to business as well. She has been working in the dental field for over 20 years both in the front office and as an assistant. She is our insurance coordinator and works closely with our contracted dental insurance agencies.
When she’s not at work, Maree loves going on runs with her husband and exploring the various hiking paths of Southern Utah with her children.