Scott Elrod, DDS
Dr. Elrod received his dental degree from Marquette University. He has been practicing dentistry for over 26 years. Before relocating to Lake Jackson in the fall of 1998, he gained experience as a dentist for both a hospital and a private practice. Dr. Elrod is continually improving his techniques with continuing education. He has completed an 18-month course on implantology and oral surgery. He has also completed many other courses and programs concerning the most recent trends in dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Crown Council and The Ninth District Dental Society, and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Elrod and his wife, Ruthy, have been married for 30 years. Together they have three daughters; all three are in college. When not working, Dr. Elrod enjoys bow hunting but prefers spending time with his family more than anything else.
When asked, “Why are you a dentist?” Dr. Elrod said, “Dentistry is one of the most rewarding jobs I could ever imagine. The opportunity to change people’s lives through the art of dentistry brings a tremendous amount of gratification. Creating beautiful smiles and witnessing people’s whole sense of self-confidence change is addicting!”
Hillary Johnson, DDS
Dr. Hillary Johnson is originally from the small town of Eagle Lake, TX. Her older sister is a dentist in the US Air Force. She encouraged her to explore the dental field because it combined her love of art and science…and of course she was right. Later she would graduate with honors from Texas A&M University before attending dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry (formerly the UT Dental Branch at Houston).
The office culture is what she loves most about Distinctive Dental Services. Everyone in office shares the same zeal and passion for dentistry and the desire to help others. When we asked her what her dental philosophy was, she said “Open communication and effective education are the cornerstones of my dental philosophy. Knowledge empowers patients to make well-informed decisions and confidently invest in their oral health (which ultimately impacts their overall health and quality of life). Focusing on collaborative, coordinated approach allows myself as the provider to deliver the best possible dental care that respects the client’s preferences and values.” Dr. Johnson’s passion for dentistry spans into endodontics (treatment of the dental pulp) and the use of Invisalign for her patients.
When she is not at the office, you will most likely find her on the water enjoying some offshore fishing time. She loves going after Blue Marlin!