Our Team

Dr. Joe Ellis

4Smiling Aesthetic Dentistry was founded in 1966 by Dr. Joe Ellis when he moved to the Clear Lake Area from Kansas City after graduating from The University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Dentistry.

Dr. Joe has since built an international reputation for his expertise in cosmetic dentistry. His unique approach in caring for his patients and building long-term relationships allows Dr. Joe to focus on the total health of each individual patient.

Dr. Joe also served as the Director of Special Projects for The Center of Professional Development at Baylor College of Dentistry. He is also a frequent lecturer for Texas Dental Association and American Dental Association, and has been published in The Journal of Dental Research, The Journal of Dental Practice Administration and The Texas Dental Journal.

Every year since 2005, Dr. Joe has been named Top Dentist by H Texas Magazine and America's Top Dentist by the Consumers  Research Council of America.

Dr. Joe is currently the official Dentist of the Miss Houston, Miss Teen Houston, Miss Bay Area and Miss Teen Bay Area Pageants.


University of Missouri at Kansas City, School of Dentistry


  • Special Projects for The Center of Professional Development at Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M University System
  • Editorial board for the Quitessence International
  • Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
  • Certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy


  • International Association of Dental Research
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association
  • Solstice Research Group
  • Houston District Dental Society
  • Published Author
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Practice
  • The Arts Alliance Center At Clear Lake


Dr. Joe Ellis has instructed Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Design, Long range preventive care, Computer Courses, Video, Philosophy of Medicine, Human Communication, Music, and Dentistry.

Families choose Dr. Joe Ellis because he listens to his patient's concerns and provides the highest quality dental services at a reasonable and fair cost. Here are some testimonials from his clients.

"Dr. Ellis is fantastic! Thank you so much for giving me the smile I've always dreamed about!" - Nicole OBrian, Miss Texas 2003

"Where do I start? The fabulous experience started with his over the top friendly staff. Their smiles alone gave me the confidence that I was in the right place and Dr. Ellis paid attention to details. The end results and continuous compliments on my new and ageless smile confirm that Dr. Ellis goes above and beyond." - Shirley Terry

Thanks you so much for my perfect smile! Where Michelangelo was the artist with canvas and paint you are the artist with teeth and porcelain. Your work is amazing. My teeth and smile look completely natural. Thank you so much.
- Brandon Silver

Our Team


Clear Lake

(281) 488-0387
2525 Bay Area Blvd. Ste. 170
Houston, TX 77058


(281) 991-1361
4600 Fairmont Pkwy. Ste. 204
Pasadena, TX 77504

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday appointments are available
upon previous arrangement.