About Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew Samuel Ellenwood, DDS

Dr. Ellenwood graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry in 1986. He previously had graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He established his practice in Fort Smith with Dr. T.W. Brown in 1987 and subsequently moved to Fort Smith Dentistry (then Regional Dental Center) in 1989 as an associate to Drs. Carl Udouj, John Udouj, and Stan Udouj. Dr. Ellenwood setup his own independent practice within Fort Smith Dentistry in July 2004.

In 1990, Dr. Ellenwood began a two year course in general practice orthodontics under Dr. Charles Yates of the Academy of GP Orthodontics. Dr. Ellenwood graduated this course in Dallas in 1992. Dr. Ellenwood is a member of the American Dental Association and its constituent societies of the Arkansas State Dental Association and the Northwest District Dental Association. He is also a member of the Academy of GP Orthodontics, having served on that organization’s Board of Directors from 2000 to 2005 and as the President of the Academy of GP Orthodontics for two terms: 2007 to 2009.

Dr. Ellenwood was born in Oklahoma City in a year that frankly is none of your business, but you could do the math with the dates above. He graduated Northwest Classen High School in 1978. (Oops, there goes that math again.) Dr Ellenwood has four children: Lucy (now married to Matt and living in California), Samuel, Griffin, and Meredith. And, there’s Nora, Dr. Ellenwood’s first granddaughter!

Dr Ellenwood was married to the beautiful, creative, and intelligent Dona Ellenwood for over 28 years. Dona valiantly fought cancer for five years, even running the Walt Disney World Marathon in January 2008 after her first round of treatments. Dona passed away four days after her 52nd birthday in October 2011. The heritage she left is of grace toward each person she met, excitement in every task her hands found to do, and devotion to Jesus.

Dr. Ellenwood enjoys writing and reading. He likes to bicycle and garden. He might as well like to garden, because he needs to mow quite a bit seeing that he lives out in the boondocks. Dr. Ellenwood immerses himself movies and music from time to time. He served on the Board of Directors for the Fort Smith Symphony from 1997 to 2007. (Check out our Top 10 for a recommendation of music.) Dr. Ellenwood attends church at First Baptist, Greenwood and leads a Life Group there on Sunday mornings. He has written three yet-to-be-published novels. Click here to visit his author’s website.