*Welcome! For all new patients, our friendly staff will be giving you a quick call prior to your appointment to confirm essential patient information. Dr. Crystal Ellis is a native of Bronx, NY. She became a resident of the Washington DC metro area in 1998 when she decided to attend Howard University. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry in 2002, her love of science took her abroad to the University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana to do research at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical research. In 2003 Dr. Ellis was accepted into Howard University College of Dentistry where she later received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2007. After receiving her degree, she returned to her hometown of Bronx, NY to further her education and training at The Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Ellis spent a year in residency providing comprehensive treatment to a diverse patient population in areas of dentistry including Oral Surgery, Pedodontics, Endodontics, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Implant restoration, and Cosmetic dentistry. Following the completion of her residency Dr. Ellis returned to the Washington DC metro area, a city she grew to love, and continued her passion giving people healthy, beautiful smiles. In July 2012 Dr. Crystal Ellis established The Smile Suite so that she could give her patients a pleasant dental experience in a relaxing and aesthetic environment . Dr. Ellis is a very compassionate and gentle dentist and she takes pride in providing her surrounding community with quality, affordable dental care. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and Southern Maryland Dental Society.