1939 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 527-6100
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Our Staff

Dentist Simi Valley, CA - Jon C. Ellison, D.D.S. - Staff

Dentist Simi Valley, CA - Jon C. Ellison, D.D.S. - Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Jon C. Ellison, D.D.S.

I graduated from the University of The Pacific School of Dentistry. I have had a practice in Simi Valley my entire career. I am a member of many dental organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society. I have also completed thousands of hours of postgraduate training in all areas of dentistry. When I am not working, my wife, Lisa, and I enjoy traveling and playing golf. I also really enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren whenever I get the chance.


Luke Allen, D.M.D.

I was born and raised in Fairfield, Montana, a small town with a population of 700 that sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.  As the eldest son of a ranching family, I grew up working on the land and raising animals, playing sports and music in my free time.  College took me to Nashville, Tennessee and Southern California, studying Agricultural Science and Music Business before settling upon my final major of Biology, in which I graduated from California State University Channel Islands. I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree along with a Certificate of Public Health from Arizona School of Dental and Oral Health in Phoenix, Arizona.  I worked for several years in private practice as a General Dentist in North Dakota and Texas before moving back to Southern California.  In my free time, I enjoy staying active and spending time with my family, which includes my wife Julia and my three dogs.


Carol- Office Manager

Hi. I'm Carol. I'm the Administrative Services Manager. I have been working with Dr. Ellison for over 30 years. I can help you with any questions regarding your dental treatment. My goal is to make sure that our patients are getting the best dental experience possible-from scheduling to financial arrangements. My favorite part of my job is the longterm relationships with our patients. I am married and I have two daughters and two grandsons. I enjoy spending time with family, gardening and taking my Golden Retriever, Bella, to the park.


Cindy- Clinical Services Manager

Hello. I'm Cindy. I'm a Registered Dental Assistant. I graduated from Valley College in 1982 and have had the privilege of working in the dental field for more than 30 years. It's very rewarding to come to work and see so many of our patients that have been coming to Dr. Ellison's office for years.


Lauren- Dental Assistant

Lauren- Appointment coordinator

I'm Lauren. I have been a patient of Dr. Ellison's since I was five years old. I have always loved going to the dentist because it is always a very pleasant experience...thanks to him. Two years ago I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Ellison and his staff as a front office receptionist. After a year of working the front office, I was offered another opportunity to train as a dental assistant. I have now completed all of my dental assisting classes. I enjoy working and learning with Dr. Ellison and his entire staff. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two puppies.


Yvonne-Dental Assistant

Eleni Gardiakos- Appointment coordinator

Hi, my name is Yvonne. I studied dental assisting at Everest College. It has been an absolute joy working as a Dental Assistant for a couple of years now. I love to connect with patients on a personal level and make them feel more comfortable and at ease. I have been working for Dr. Ellison for a short time, but I have already learned so much from him and I look forward to learning even more. In my spare time I enjoy going to country concerts, watching sports, and hanging out with family and friends. I have recently found a new passion of running in 5k races and look forward to many more races to come.  


Dolores- Insurance Coordinator 

Hi. I'm Dolores. I have been with Dr. Ellison since 1985. My office title is Insurance Coordinator, but I actually do whatever needs to be done to make the office run smoothly. The best part of my job is our patients. They make working such a pleasure. In my spare time I love to travel, sew and spend time with my grandchildren.


Karen- Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi. I'm Karen Michinock BS,RDH. I am an alumni of West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Dental Hygiene. My greatest joy as a hygienist is passing my preventive dental care knowledge onto my patients. I have been involved in Ventura County Dental Hygienists' Association throughout the past 25 years as Community Health Chair and volunteer at the Simi Valley Free Clinic Dental Program. Family time is most important for me and I also enjoy hiking, crafts and quilting.


Tracey- Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi. I'm Tracey. I am a graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at Pasadena City College and have worked in the dental field for over 27 years. I have always felt that dental hygiene is where my talents are best utilized. My passion is working with children; they light up my day! When I am not working, I love to travel with my family.


Karla- Registered Dental Hygienist

Karla Gooden

Hi. I'm Karla. My husband and I moved to California from Akron, Ohio in 2009. I have been in the dental field since 1998, after graduating from Stark State College with an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene. I am a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and am currently serving as the President of Ventura County Dental Hygiene Association. I enjoy volunteering at the Simi Valley Free Clinic Dental Program and have been over the last five years. I have a true passion for my job and make every effort to ensure your visit is comfortable and cultivating.