143 East Main Street, Rigby, ID 83442 | Mon - Thur: 8am - 5pm • Fri: 7am - 1pm
Call Today: (208) 214-7971
143 East Main Street, Rigby, ID 83442 | Mon - Thur: 8am - 5pm • Fri: 7am - 1pm
Call Today: (208) 214-7971

About Us

Who We Are

West Wind Dental

Dr. Robert Ellis and everyone here at West Wind Dental welcomes you to our office. We are located in the heart of Idaho Falls, Idaho and have been specializing in general dentistry since 2001. We believe that our family of patients deserve the very best in dental care. We offer a wide variety of services ranging from general cleanings, to implant dentistry. We welcome and invite you to stop by our office any time.

Meet The Team

Robert Ellis, DDS

Our Doctor

I am happy to say that I was born and raised here in Rigby, graduated class of 1983. My parents had a farm in the Clark area approximately 5 miles east of Rigby where raised Cattle hay and grain. It was an awesome place to grow up, not so much then but now looking back I can see that it taught me soo much. I developed my work ethic and desire to help others. We had a tractor without a cab and one of my favorite things was getting bundled up and going around to the neighbors pushing out their driveways during the winter.

I attended Ricks college and later EITC. I relocated to Oak Ridge Tennessee where I worked as a rad con tech, I wanted to return to Idaho and took employment at the INEL and was employed for three years when budget cuts forced my layoff. After much consideration, I sold everything and returned to school attending ISU and then Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wi for Dental school. I graduated in 2001. Dental school was tough but I loved the clinic and was fortunate to excel there.

I consider myself to be very lucky to have been able to return and start a practice here. I love what I do and I am thankful for my friends and patients that visit me for their dental care. I am further blessed to have both of my girls work with me here at the practice. I look forward to meeting you!

Marisa

Dental Assistant

I have grown up in my family’s hometown of Rigby. I graduated from Rigby High School in 2015. Being Dr. Ellis’s daughter, I have been trained in Dental Assisting from an early age. Helping with filing, sterilization, and other odd jobs around the office after school; I have been a part and around our office for quite some time. Since high school, I have attended college and also attainted Phlebotomy Certification. I have loved my journey Dental Assisting and being able to work daily with my family and other amazing team members.

Alexis

Hygienist

The Dental career has always been a huge part of my life. Being the daughter of a Dental Student, then Dentist, my time spent with dad was maybe a little different than most kids. Countless hours were spent “helping” him study; AKA honing my coloring skills while he read about Dental Anatomy and ran through flash cards. I also quickly became a class favorite, as I sat in the back row during lectures, playing with my Barbies. Then once he had graduated with his degree and our family moved back to our hometown of Rigby, being at the office became an afterschool staple.

I have been helping in the front office of West Wind Dental and Dental Assisting since I can remember. I graduated from Rigby High School in 2011, and then continued on to college. I spent some time at both ISU and BYUI before deciding to pursue Dental Hygiene. I entered into the Carrington College Dental Hygiene program, in Boise, shortly after. During my time there, I married my high school sweetheart. I graduated in 2014 and we moved back to Rigby, where I came back to work under my dad as his Dental Hygienist.

Being back in Rigby has been amazing, my husband and I plan to eventually raise a family here. Until then though, we are happy fur-parents and have no immediate plans to change that. We enjoy spending our time together and when not working, you will often find us curled up on the couch together watching Friends reruns.

It has been so great being able to work with my family, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Marci

Office Manager

We live in Iona but I married a cute boy from Rigby, so I have some pretty close ties to this great community. I have been in the dental field for 30 years, first as an assistant and now as an office manager. I love helping people achieve great smiles. I have been with West Wind Dental since Dr. Ellis opened it in 2001. Troy and I have 4 beautiful girls and 5 of the cutest grandkids ever. I love to hang out with my family, garden and read when I’m not at work.

Mirella

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Idaho Falls and attended EITC there where I earned my Dental Assistant Certificate.

I have been working with Dr. Ellis as his lead assistant since 2006 I love every aspect of my job helping our patient a satisfaction and creating new smiles.

I have been married to my husband Manuel for 16 years and have two beautiful smart kids, a son and a daughter that keep us busy with their academic activities, as well as our German shepherd MMAX.

My hobbies are Aztec Dance, working out, going on adventures with the family and watching Seattle Seahawks Games.

Viri

Dental Assistant

I was raised in Rigby and graduated from Rigby High School. I then attended the Assist to Succeed Program, in Idaho Falls, where I earned my Dental Assisting Certificate. My husband, Carlos, and I married, in 2012. We have a sweet little girl together, who is our whole world. I started at West Wind Dental in 2013 and have been working with Dr. Ellis for five years now. I have loved being in the heart of my hometown and serving my community. Being bilingual, I speak both Spanish and English which helps me connect to many different patients. You’ll know me by my smile and happy attitude.

Angel

Ana

Nicole

Shalae

Tauna

Contact Our Office Today

Call us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!