Dr. James R. Ellis, DDS is a highly skilled dentist with over 40 years of dental practice experience.  He graduated from the highly esteemed UCLA Dental School and has built and managed numerous practices.  He has also been brought in by other practices as a consultant to assist with procedures and applications that were outside of their capabilities.


Education                   Dental School: UCLA Grad  DDS Degree 1970  Ca License 21563

Boston University  MSCIS Degree1983 Management Information Systems , UCLA Undergraduate

Ventura College   AA  Degree 1965




April 2002 to Present  – Private Practice as James R Ellis DDS Inc

  • Developed and moved existing patients to Yuba City and Marysville Locations
  • Consultant for Dr. Kim/ PDCC office in Placerville on Fridays until Feb 2003
  • Consultant for Western Dental Yuba City  Molar Endodontics June 2000 to June 2003


1999-April 2002: Preventive Dental Centers in

  • Placerville:   Endodontics
  • South Lake: Tahoe:  Endodontics
  • Marysville:   General Dentistry including Fixed and Removeable Prosthetics, Endodontics and Surgery.

1998-1999:Valley Dental 520 El Dorado, Stockton Ca

  • Performing  Patient Examination and Treatment Planning
  • Molar and other Endo using GG/K-flex and Tulsa NiTitanium Rotary methods
  • C&B, Dentures, Restorative and extractions
  • From May 1999 to Nov 1999 Supervised Prosthetics lab, Performed All Removeable Prosthetics

1997-1999       Solo Private Practice 6600 Madison Ave, Carmichael CA

  • Owner, Manager
  • General Dentistry

 1986-1996       The Majors Dental Center, Carmichael  Ca.

  • Partner, Manager
  • General Dentistry 

1986- 1990      Part-time Staff  Chapman College, Golden Gate University

  • Taught introduction courses for Golden Gate Master Bachelor degree programs
  • Taught Computer Language and MIS courses for Golden Gate Bachelors Program

1983-1986       USAF Dentist   Mather AFB Sacramento

  • Performed Examinations, General Dental Care
  • Supervised Supply and Equipment Aquisitions
  • Conducted Quality Assurance Reviews
  • Developed production evaluation software

1980- 1983      Rhein-Main AFB West Germany

  • Performed General Dentistry, Year rotations each Surgery, Endodontics and Prosthetics
  • Supervised Supply and Equipment Acquisition, Fixed and Denture Lab.


1980- 1980      Associate  Howard Stein worked in Sedation area doing Endodontics, C&B for 6 months until Air Force
1974 – 1980     Private Practice 3901 Las Posas Rd. Camarillo Ca.


1972 – 1974     Associate Dentist Hank Reitz DDS, 2085 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo CA


1973 – 1976     Associate Dentist Paul Schulman DDS, Venice Calif.


1970 – 1972     UAF Dentist Osan AFB Korea, Norton AFB


Additional Experience

1986-1996  General Dentistry, Operated and Maintained  Computerized Dental System for Majors Dental. Operated and Maintained In-house Dental Lab


1985    Air Force Commendation Medal for Computer Programs relating to quality control, production


1976-80  Chief of Dental Staff , Pleasant Valley Hospital Camarillo Ca.

  • set up hospital dental suite in new hospital
  • set up bylaws for dental staff
  • recruited and supervised dental hospital unit
  • performed quality assurance reviews for 20 dentist staff


1980-81 General Dentist, USAF

  • Acting Base Dental Surgeon for 2 months
  • Supervised construction of new dental clinic
  • Supervised Dental Lab & acted as Prosthetics Officer


1979-80      Board of Directors, Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society


1979-80      Surgery Committee Pleasant Valley Hospital


1974-80      Board of Directors Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Foundation

  • On the Founding committee to explore Knox-Keene component for the dental society.
  • Contracted for services with Ventura County Medical Care Foundation and Dental Insurance Administrators

1977-79      Dental Care Committee member, head reported quality  assurance issues to board, reviewed and acted on patient complaints

President   Student Body UCLA Dental School

Junior Class President UCLA Dental School

Chancellors Commission for the Arts UCLA

Developed Programs & Supervised Funds for all arts related on-campus programs

Graduate Student Association Appointee to Cultural Commission