Hellene Ellenikiotis was born and raised in Los Gatos/Saratoga. She graduated summa cum laude from Santa Clara University with a bachelor of science in sociology. Dr. Ellenikiotis earned her DDS and completed her Hospital Dentistry and General Practice Residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She has performed extensive work at UCSF on silver diamine fluoride (SDF) and its role in caries arrest and prevention, including publishing articles, training faculty, and coordinating continuing education. Dr. Ellenikiotis worked as a general dentist in private practice for two years. During this time, she continued her work on SDF and joined the Healthier Kids Foundation, all of which provided inspiration for her to move into pediatric dentistry with the aim of improving both access to and quality of care. Dr. Ellenikiotis is committed to her patients, and her relationship with them is at the heart of her work. She has been grateful for the opportunity to further her education with the UCSF Pediatric Dental Residency Program whose commitment she shares in providing exceptional interpersonal and clinical care, as well as aiding in the discovery of new technologies and therapies.
Dr. Ellenikiotis currently resides in San Francisco with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, whatever they may be doing. Dr. Ellenikiotis is in her third year of residency.