Shannon Jones has been a board-certified dental hygienist for over 25 years. Prior to that, she was a dental assistant for five years. She is all about giving her patients the best possible care. She said, “I love interacting with my patients and having relationships with them.” And those patients definitely love her!
She also enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years and their four children. She says that life is good especially when it involves a week at Lake Powell with her favorite boat crew. And speaking of her crew, she and her husband can’t wait to add another member on board soon--a daughter-in-law!
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 15 years both in the front office and as an assistant. She is our patient 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 son and daughter.
Pam Lambert has us all beat! She has been in the dental field for over 40 years as a highly- skilled dental assistant. Pam said she loves her job because of all the people she gets to meet and the change she can see following their dental appointments. “I love seeing a patient genuinely smile--something they may not have done for years,” she said. It’s so rewarding to see the confidence that a single visit to Ellis Dentistry Co. can bring to a patient.”
While Pam’s not at work, she loves spending time with her grandkids--crafting and baking with them. She also loves traveling with her husband of 42 years. Fortunately, they don’t have to travel far to visit their daughter, because she lives right across the street from them. Their son lives in Salt Lake and is a school teacher.
Baylee Reidhead is a board-certified dental hygienist and has been practicing for over six 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-year-old son, outside in the St. George sunshine. They will be adding another boy to their crew in the upcoming months. Besides cute boys, she likes to bake up delicious cookies and treats!
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.
Janet Melchor is bilingual in Spanish and English and brings over 14 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.