Dr. Sam Ellsworth joined the United States Navy in 1992 after graduating from high school. In 1998, while actively serving, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas. He also attended Naval Flight School and served our country in post-9/11 efforts off the coast of New York.
Dr. Ellsworth discovered his passion for dentistry during this time in the Navy and went on to earn his dental degree at Baylor College of Dentistry. After graduation, he began advanced training in periodontics, completing a three-year residency at Baylor and receiving his certification from the American Board of Periodontology.
For more than nine years, Dr. Ellsworth has been involved in mission work through his church, Highland Park United Methodist, as well as dental-specific missions, such as the Texas Mission of Mercy.
Dr. Ellsworth spends as much time as possible with his wife, Virginia, as well as Ryan, Lily, and Grace, his three children. He teaches Sunday School and enjoys camping, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, scuba diving, reading, and traveling.