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 staff, we are also parents, patients, and people with needs and concerns just like you.

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: