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Meet Dr. Ellingsen

Dr. Rick Ellingsen

My philosophy is to provide excellent quality orthodontic care in a kind, caring and fun atmosphere! The office provides a valuable service in an upbeat setting that makes people feel better about themselves and allows them to enjoy better dental health.

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I earned both my doctor of dental surgery degree and my master’s degree at the University of Washington. I was awarded the Dean’s Club Award for outstanding academic achievement and student leadership by the University of Washington Dental Alumni Association in 1989.


In addition to memberships in several associations, I continue my education by participating in the Meridian Dental Study Club and the Spokane Orthodontic Study Club. I have also served as the Regional Editor of the PCSO.

  • Washington State Society of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association

Outside the office

I am a native of Spokane, WA, and live here with my wife, Michelle. We have three children, Derek, Travis, and Jessica. I enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing, golf, and many other outdoor activities.