Dr. Ronald Ellingsen, DDS

Dr. Ronald Ellingsen, DDS

Orthodontics  |  

Accepting new patients

In 2016, I celebrated 25 years in practice and I still love what I do! It is fun and rewarding to see the changes that we make in the lives of our patients. I am passionate about orthodontics, and I love having the opportunity to share the benefits of a beautiful smile with my patients. It is a pleasure to watch our younger patients grow and to build connections with their families. Our practice is honored that we have been chosen by these wonderful patients to take them on their journey to a beautiful smile. We have a great time welcoming and treating our patients. From all of our various contests to our wooden nickel promotions, there is fun to be had by all! Our team helps build a warm, friendly, and caring environment where you will always be greeted with bright, welcoming smiles. They are committed to furthering their training so that they are current with the latest technology. My staff makes our patients smile throughout their orthodontic journeys!

Simply Sensational Smiles

9915 N Division St

Spokane, WA 99218
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Ronald Ellingsen, known simply as Dr. Ron to his patients, truly loves his profession. As a native of Spokane, he is truly invested in our community, and he wants to see you smile! Dr. Ron treats all his young patients as if they were his own children, and he strives to ensure that patients get the individual care and treatment plan that is best for them.  Your smile is uniquely yours and we will assist you in every way possible to ensure that your smile shines bright!
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Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Underbite


  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Metal Dental Braces
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Washington State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ellingsen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ellingsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontist PCSO, Member
  • Spokane District Dental Society, Member
  • University of Washington Dental School Alumni Association, Member
  • University of Washington Orthodontic School Alumni Association, Member
  • Washington State Dental Association, Member
  • Washington State Society of Orthodontists, Member

Dr. Ellingsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellingsen to family and friends
based on 64 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Ellingsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Spokane, WA |
Dr. Ellingsen is more about the money than his concern for his patients. I was told that my teeth were ready for jaw surgery even though my teeth were not completely straight and I had two upper teeth gaps. I had plenty of time for them to close but his concern was more, "get the surgery and get out of his office". I got the surgery, had my appointment with him, said he couldn't do anything more for me and took the braces off. I now live with unfinished straightened teeth with two visible gaps.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ellingsen accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare

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