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Dr. Simone Ellis

Simone Ellis

Simone is the owner of Smile Design Studios, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Missouri City, Texas, and has established herself in her community as an authority in practice management. Simone earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers University School of Dentistry formerly, the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. This vivacious leader is the founder and president of the Houston Minority Dental Society and is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), National Dental Association (NDA), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS). She also sits on the Board of Educators for the Dental Assisting School at the University of Everest, Houston Campus.

​Additionally, Simone is a certified clinical evaluator for The Clinician’s Report and a candidate for Diplomat with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Simone actively volunteers with the Houston Make a Wish Foundation and the American Dental Associations’ Give Kids a Smile Day. Annually, through her practice, Smile Design Studios, Simone gives back to her community through various outreach initiatives.

​Most notably, the free dentistry and health fair. This program targets families within the Missouri City radius and offers free dental services, eye exams and health screenings to over 50 families. Further, Smile Design Studios offers a mentorship program called Smile Design Studio Academy, which affords high school and college students an opportunity to learn more about the field of dentistry and while actively shadowing dental professionals. Smile Design Studios also adopts a family for the holiday season and delivers food and supplies to families in need. Recently, Simone was awarded The 2018 Black Girl Excellence Medical Professional Of The Year Award through Lifted Lifestyle.

Dr. Mikenah Joy Vega

Dr. Mikenah Joy Vega

Hello! I’m Dr. Mikenah Joy Vega, but you may call me Dr. Joy.

Besides being my middle name, the word joy embodies the essence of what I strive to bring to your dental experience.

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, I attended MCPHS University for my Bachelors in Science, and then went on to receive my Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D), from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. I relocated to Houston, Texas in 2018, and I have fallen in love with Texas ever since.

Knowing that the dentist can often be a frightening experience, my goal is to always help you feel comfortable, safe, and educated about your decisions. My passion for dentistry comes from a deep understanding of how a great smile can transform your life and help you reach your goals and full potential. I’m more than happy to assist you, no matter your dental state. Starting with a comprehensive exam, I can diagnose and treatment plan all your necessary oral health needs and deliver them in an enjoyable environment. Don’t like your smile? We can discuss that as well. There’s many treatment modalities from clear braces to veneers that may be suited for your individual needs.

I am a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), National Dental Association (NDA), and American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Being that the field of dentistry is ever evolving, I devote countless hours to improving my dentistry via continuing education courses.

In my free time I create pipeline programs and mentor disadvantaged students that are striving to become healthcare professionals. I also enjoy tending to farm animals, exotic plants, rollerskating, and attending festivals. Hope to see you in the dental chair!

Crystal Davenport - Office Manager

Crystal DavenportOffice Manager

Kimberly Williams - Lead Dental Assistant

Kimberly WilliamsLead Dental Assistant

Penelope Thompson - Dental Assistant

Penelope ThompsonDental Assistant

Amber Tyra - Dental Hygienist

Amber TyraDental Hygienist

What Patients Say About
Smile Design Studios

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 429 reviews

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Ronnie G.

Absolutely amazing staff. Takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Office is extremely clean and welcoming. Takes care of you as a person and client and not as just a number. Dr. Ellis is truly amazing!

Roderick D.

My experience at Smile Design Studio was a very nice and pleasant one. Everyone is very professional, courteous and approachable. Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes you feel right at ease. Today was my first visit, but definitely not the last.

Chantelle B.

Thank you Dr. Ellis for your amazing service. Dr. Ellis really cares about her patients and she takes great care of you. Her staff is awesome from the front desk you feel welcomed and my experience was the same all the way through. I was SUPER afraid to have any dental work done but Dr. Ellis made me feel so much better. I would recommend Dr. Ellis to everyone! Thank you Dr. Ellis

Terence H.

Dr. Ellis and her staff are always very professional and create a pleasant dental experience. My entire family is under the care of Dr. Ellis and we appreciate the attention to detail that she provides so that we have healthy teeth and gums. I highly recommend her practice for your dental needs and a beautiful smile!