Your Dentist in Bellingham, MA

Scott R. Bankhead, DDSBeing a dentist and providing my patients with comprehensive care requires dedication, advanced training, and a passion for helping people change and improve their lives — all while giving them the knowledge to make informed decisions about their treatment. It also gives me an opportunity to treat patients how I would hope to be treated in the same circumstances.

My profession is more than just a job to me. I have always been of the mindset that no one should “work to live,” much less “live to work.” I enjoy what I do as well as meeting so many new people as they come into our community and our practice. My personal goal is to be able to offer TRULY comprehensive care so that I can meet all of their needs.

Establishing relationships with my patients and watching how dentistry can change their lives is the most satisfying part of my profession. When you become a patient in our practice, you become part of our dental family. Every time you come into our office we strive to make it a pleasant experience, both relaxed and as professional and friendly as possible. We are passionate about what we do and our commitment to our patients. We are not only a doctor and dental team, we are also parents, grandparents, patients, and people with needs and concerns just like you.

With a terrific staff that has been with me for a long time, we can offer you the dental care that you deserve. We understand what you expect from us, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles and a comfortable mouth! We have been blessed with so many wonderful families that have become a part of our practice, and look forward to meeting you and your family.

Education and Continuing Education

I graduated with honors from the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in clinical psychology. I completed my Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and have been practicing dentistry since 1989.

Upon graduation, I knew I would never be happy doing only specific dental procedures, so I continue to expand my knowledge and training so I can offer new services and procedures every year. I have always loved school, so that goes hand-in-hand in this profession where staying current and keeping up with technology is so important.

I consider it to be my professional responsibility to be a continuous student in dentistry. My regular and frequent attendance at dental education courses around the country and throughout the world ensures that I remain current in the latest techniques and philosophies in my profession. By taking classes in many areas within the field of dentistry, I am able to offer many advanced dental services not normally found in a family practice. I also received advanced aesthetic training at The Center for Esthetic Excellence (Chicago) and The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, of which I am a member.

Professional Affiliations

Outside of the Office

Born and raised in Ohio, I now reside in Ashland, MA with my three dogs: Alexis, Sedona, and Snickers. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, golfing, reading, and working out. I am an avid bicyclist as well as a pond/marine aquarium enthusiast.

My passions include being an active member in my community. I am involved with organizations that promote animal welfare and rights, human rights and equality, and environmental and natural resource preservation. The charities to which I personally contribute include: