Scott F Ellard, DDS, MBA
Hello, I’m Scott Ellard and I’m happy you are taking a moment to see if our team might be a good fit for you. We believe everyone deserves a healthy and attractive smile. We believe you deserve options. Knowledge is essential to providing these options as well as the highest quality of care. My clinical team and I stay up to date on the latest research and science on a wide range of dental issues including:
- Facial pain and TMJ
- Dental Implant placement and restoration
- Reconstructive and occlusion dentistry (rebuilding a functional bite)
- And much more!
Our office offers a full menu of services, delivered in a comfortable and friendly environment. Please call with your questions or to schedule a visit.
I find great fulfillment in helping people find solutions to their oral health needs. Your needs may be basic, maybe you cover your mouth when you smile. Maybe you avoid smiling at all. Or, you might be fearful of coming to a dental office. I am proud of my staff, and they are a highly trained team of professionals. Together we have developed resources to help you become comfortable as you begin your search for a smile solution. Life happens. Solutions do, too!
Thank you for visiting our website and I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon. My education and associations are noted below.
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Western Michigan University – 1977 Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science
- University of Michigan School of Dentistry – 1981 Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
- University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business – 2010 Master of Business Administration
Meet Our Team
Our personable team at Scott Ellard Dentistry is highly trained, and we work hard to provide quality dental care in a calming, compassionate atmosphere. We value your time, and strive to provide efficient service while maintaining the high quality of dental care that you deserve. We welcome you to call us at 269-329-1880 to learn more about dentistry in Portage, Michigan, and to schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist. We look forward to meeting you!
Bianca – Registered Dental Hygienist
Bianca has been a registered dental hygienist at Scott Ellard Dentistry for 11 years. Originally from St. Joseph, Michigan, Bianca attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where she earned her Registered Dental Hygiene degree and her certification to deliver local anesthesia. Bianca and her husband enjoy the time they spend together with their daughter. A gracious hostess, Bianca loves to cook and entertain (she’s basically the Scott Ellard Dentistry social committee!) and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Julia – Registered Dental Hygienist
One of the most caring and compassionate hygienists you could ask for, Julia definitely followed her calling when joining the dental profession. She will tell you that she knew she wanted to be in dentistry from a young age; three of her aunts work in the dental field! Julia grew up in nearby Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Kalamazoo to attend the dental hygiene program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Before attending hygiene school, Julia worked in a dental office as a dental assistant, as well as in the administrative office, making her a well-rounded asset to our patients. When you see Julia for your cleaning, you can expect her focused attention. She loves the interaction that comes with seeing patients and enjoys educating patients on dental health. Julia truly has a passion for people, and she cares very much about all of her patients and coworkers. She will tell you that her colleagues here have become like family. Julia spends most of her spare time with her husband, and together they enjoy visiting both of their families in Grand Rapids. She also loves to sing, travel, and run in her free time.
Lauren – Patient Care Coordinator
When you call our office, you will be greeted by our administrative team, led by Lauren, who directs the daily flow of patient care at Scott Ellard Dentistry. Most likely, she will be the first and last person you see when you visit. Lauren is knowledgeable, helpful, and always here to make you comfortable. A native of Kalamazoo, Lauren recently moved to Portage with her husband. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 2012 from Western Michigan University. Although art is her passion, she has always been interested in the healthcare field and was thrilled to join the team at Scott Ellard Dentistry. Lauren enjoys working in this dynamic environment because it allows her to learn something new every day. She is eager to help those in need and loves to watch the amazing transformations. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Ashley – Registered Dental Assistant
Ashley is the most senior member of Dr. Scott Ellard’s clinical team and is one of Dr. Scott Ellard’s ‘right hands,’ assisting [himer] during your dental procedures. Ashley manages appointment times and procedures with Dr. Scott Ellard, ensuring everything goes smoothly and efficiently,
Ashley came to Scott Ellard Dentistry ten+ years ago and has since completed her Registered Dental Assistant Coursework at Washtenaw Community College, certifying she has attained the highest level of education available in dental assisting. She is a member of the AADA (American Association of Dental Assistants) and enjoys learning about dentistry every day. Originally from Kalamazoo, Ashley is one of those rare people that combine a caring personality with clinical excellence. At home, Ashley enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Kim – Registered Dental Assistant
Kim is one of Dr. Scott Ellard’s dental assistants, working with him to provide a smooth appointment. Kim recently went back to school to achieve her certification as a registered dental assistant from Washtenaw Community College, putting her at the top of her field. She is a native of Mattawan, Michigan, and has always enjoyed working in the healthcare field. Kim especially loves oral surgery, as the transformations she helps create are often life changing for our patients. A truly caring person, Kim brings a warm personality and energetic spirit to our office. When she’s not helping patients at work, Kim can be found spending time with her family. Kim is also a photographer and enjoys taking photographs of high school seniors, weddings, and babies.
Debbie West-Ellard – Staff Support & Administration
Debbie has been with Scott Ellard Dentistry since 1984. She is responsible for staff training and support in any capacity that increases the ease of providing dental care to our patients. Debbie is a member of the AADOM (American Academy of Dental Office Managers). She is also very active with her dental practice-consulting firm, Ellard Management and Marketing. Debbie helps other dental practice teams learn and implement systems for patient service and business efficiencies, as well as effective marketing for dental practices.
Debbie has been married to Dr. Ellard for 32 years, and they have four adult children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys a variety of crafts, but especially crocheting and sewing.