Covid-19 Response

During this season of uncertainty and change, Dr. Ellis is committed to providing the best care for our patients and the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated changes to our routines. Our reception room is only open to a limited # of patients, as we continue following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines.

ONLY the patient may enter the building – exceptions are ONE parent with a small child -OR- ONE caregiver for an elderly or disabled patient. 

Your safety and health are our priority, and we look forward to seeing you at your next appointment. Please feel free to call if you have any questions about our on-going COVID-19 protocols.

ALSO: Please call the office in ADVANCE if you have added or changed dental insurance companies.

About Us


We are committed to building and maintaining lasting relationships with our patients by providing exceptional care in a professional and caring environment.

Thank you for choosing Gadsden Family Dentistry. Our goal is to create an environment where our patients are welcomed and cared for with excellence. At Gadsden Family Dentistry, we will always strive to meet and exceed your expectations with the various services we have to offer. We have included as much information as possible on our website; however, you are always welcome to call or stop by with any questions or comments. We want to establish long-term relationships, and we will meet that goal by being responsive to our patients’ needs and desires to the best of our ability.

Dr. K. Clay Ellis Jr., DMD

Dr. K. Clay Ellis Jr.
Dr. K. Clay Ellis Jr., DMD
Dr. Ellis was born and raised in Gadsden. He graduated with honors in 1979 from Auburn University with a degree in Chemistry. Following graduation in 1983 from UAB’s School of Dentistry, he returned to Gadsden to open his family dental practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, and the Fifth District Dental Society of Alabama. Dr. Ellis has been married to Catherine Cantrell Ellis since 1981. They have three daughters; Dr. Cynthia Ellis Hill, Dr. Katie Ellis Haynie, and Dr. Cantrell Ellis Lowe. All three daughters live and practice in Gadsden. Besides working in his busy dental practice, Dr. Ellis has served his community through his church, First Baptist Gadsden. The church established a free dental clinic in January 2005 and Dr. Ellis has been providing free dental services to those in need since its inception. Dr. Ellis enjoys traveling, outdoor sports and spending time with family, including his eight delightful grandchildren.

A Message from Dr. Haynie

“I have a passion for cultivating community and relationships. I like to consider myself as a Christ follower, a husband, and a father who just happens to be a dentist. That being said, I take pride in being able to offer the most advanced, aesthetic, and affordable comprehensive dental care possible. I truly look forward to assisting you in all your dental needs as well as cultivating lasting relationships with you and the community. See you soon!”

Proudly Working Closely with - Gadsden Orthodontics



Preventative Care

We offer a comprehensive range of preventative care, including cleanings, periodontal (gum) therapy, sealants. We also provide state-of-the-art, low emitting digital radiography to aid in early diagnosis of dental problems.

Pediatric Dentistry

Gadsden Dental is proud to offer dentistry to all ages, including children. We recommend a child make her first visit between the ages of one and two. We will work hard to ensure that your children have positive experiences at the dentist unlike many children from previous generations. We provide cleanings, sealants, fillings and other services to children, recognizing that establishing good habits early will result in healthy teeth for a lifetime!

Dental Fillings

We use the latest tooth colored, light-cured composite and glass ionomer materials to fill teeth and restore them to their original condition. We always say, “God made our teeth best to start with”, but we will strive to achieve restorations that look, feel and perform like natural teeth.

Crowns and Bridges

Ceramic crowns and bridges restore badly broken down and missing teeth. Dental materials used for these types of restorations have made tremendous strides in recent years. Our restorations contain no unsightly metal and remain beautiful for decades when cared for properly.

Endodontics (Root Canals)

When decay approaches the nerve of a tooth, it may be necessary to remove the nerve to prevent further pain. We offer this vital service in office. Many patients fear this procedure, however continued advancements in endodontic instrumentation allow for these procedures to be relatively quick and painless.

Oral Surgery

As a last resort, we will safely and effectively remove teeth beyond repair. We take great pride in being able to offer most types of tooth extractions right here at Gadsden Dental; however in the incident where our practice is limited, we will gladly facilitate an appointment with a suitable oral surgeon.


We use the latest technology to fabricate custom biteguards in our laboratory. After taking custom impressions, a range of devices can be made to address conditions such as snoring, grinding, and TMJ pain. In addition, custom sports mouthguards are a proven way to both protect teeth and prevent concussions!


Dental implants are a relatively new treatment option to replace missing teeth or stabilize a complete denture. Implants function exactly as real teeth. This is again something that sometimes can be offered here at Gadsden Dental, but if not, we can gladly arrange an appointment with an appropriate dental specialist.

Financial Information


Insurance has proven to be valuable in helping patients receive the dental care they need. We are a preferred provider for several plans. The patient is responsible for his/her copay at the time of service. If you have dental insurance that we are not a provider for, we will still be happy to file with your company for reimbursement.

  • Preferred Provider Plans:
  • Alabama Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Delta Dental
  • Southland
  • Humana
  • Unicare

Patient Privacy


We take the privacy of our patients very seriously. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information.

Please see our privacy policy below.


Drop Us a Line


We Look Forward to serving you!

P: 256.543.1285

311 South 5th Street

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

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