Dr. Mervin Ellstrom, D.D.S., M.P.H.

In addition to his full-time private general dentistry practice in Moreno Valley, Mervin L. Ellstrom, D.D.S.,  M.P.H., is an adjunct clinical professor in Pediatric Dentistry and General Dentistry at Loma Linda University’s School of Dentistry.

Graduating from college with a B.A. cum laude in 1971, majoring in Biological Science and Chemistry with a minor in Behavioral Science, he went on to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University in 1975.  While attending dental school he simultaneously worked on his Master’s Degree in Public Health, which was also conferred on him in 1975.  He received the Mosby Scholarship for Scholastic Excellence, as well as the Southern California Pedodontic Award for excelling in patient delivery for the young patient and he also received the Crown and Bridge Award for technical excellence in fixed prosthetics.

Passionately involved in his profession, he has taught and clinically supervised dental students and pediatric residents at LLU’s School of Dentistry for the last thirty years.  Whether one-on-one with a patient or student, writing textbook materials or making three-dimensional educational models, he strives with his patients and students alike for total understanding of the issues.

The delivery of personal, individualized care has been a trademark of Dr. Ellstrom’s success.   Many a weekend will find him taking another continuing education class to improve his skills and understanding of the rapidly expanding methods of dental care.  He is an active member the following dental societies:

                              Tri-County Dental Society
                              California Dental Association
                              American Dental Association
                              Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentistry
                              American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

He is also very conscious of patients' safety issues, exemplified by his position as a site examiner for the State of California on the administration of I.V. Sedation in Dental Clinics.   As time permits he performs elementary school dental screenings and makes occasional trips to Mexico to provide dental care to the less fortunate.   However, his proudest accomplishments, and blessings are his marriage of over 25 years to Karen Clark-Ellstrom and their two children: Christopher and Courtney.

Read a feature article from the Loma Linda University Dentistry journal on Dr. Ellstrom's penchant for bronze sculpturing.



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