Bianca R. Registered Dental Hygienist
Bianca R. RDH

Bianca, Registered Dental Hygienist.

If you ever stop by our office and see a petite brunette with a mega-watt smile, that’s Bianca. Originally from St. Joseph, Michigan, Bianca attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College where she earned her Registered Dental Hygienist degree and certification in local anesthesia. She’s been with Scott Ellard Dentistry for 9 years, and an RDH for 10 ½ years. Bianca has been married to her husband Matt for 8 ½ years, and they have a 6 year old daughter, Madelyn. 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.

Registered Dental Hygienist, Teeth Cleaning, Teeth Whitening
Julia, RDH

Julia, Registered Dental Hygienist.

One of the most caring and compassionate hygienists you could ask for, Julia definitely followed her calling into 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 front office; she knows all aspects of the dental practice. When you see Julia for your cleaning, 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; 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 Luke and together they enjoy visiting both of their families in Grand Rapids. She also loves to sing, travel and run in her free time.

Ashley, Certified Dental Assistant, Portage, MI
Ashley, Certified Dental Assistant

Ashley, Registered Dental Assistant.

If you ever wonder how busy a dental office can be, just ask Ashley. She is Dr. Ellard’s ‘right hand’ and is there to assist him during your dental procedures. Ensuring everything goes smoothly and efficiently, Ashley manages appointment times and procedures with Dr. Ellard. Ashley came to our office 7 years ago and has since completed her Certified Dental Assistant Coursework at Washtenaw Community College in 2013 and we are proud to announce that this year (2014) she has been awarded her certification as a Registered Dental Assistant and is licensed by the State of Michigan to help our patients with services only trusted to those dental assistants that demonstrate their abilities are at the top of the profession. 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 who can combine a caring personality with clinical excellence. At home, Ashley enjoys reading and spending time with her family, husband Robert and daughter Reagan.

Dental Assistant, Scott Ellard Dentistry. Dentistry in Portage. MI
Kim, Dental Assistant

Kim, Dental Assistant.

You may not meet Kim on your first visit at our office, but if you’ve ever had a restorative procedure, you probably met her at that appointment. Kim is one of Dr. Ellard’s dental assistants, the person who ensures your procedure goes smoothly. A native of Mattawan, Michigan, Kim has always enjoyed working in the healthcare field. She especially loves oral surgery, as the transformations she helps create are often life-changing for her patients. A truly caring person, Kim brings a warm personality and energetic spirit to our office. When she is not helping patients at work, Kim can be found spending time with her son Dylan and husband Nick. Kim is also an excellent photographer, she especially enjoys taking photographs of high school seniors, weddings, and babies.

Dental Office in Portage, MI. Scott Ellard Dentistry
Lauren, Patient Care Coordinator

Lauren, Patient Care Coordinator.

When you call our office, you’re greeted with a sweet voice. When you walk through the door, you’re greeted with a smiling face. As the ‘voice’ and the ‘face’ of Scott Ellard Dentistry, Lauren is the first and last person you see when you visit. She is helpful, cheerful, and always here to make you comfortable. A native of Kalamazoo, Lauren recently moved to Portage with her husband, Ryan. 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 such a 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 – just ask her about her experience jogging with a big buck!

Debbie West-Ellard, Dental Consulting, Scott Ellard Dentistry, Portage, MI
Debbie West-Ellard

Debbie West-Ellard, Staff Support & Marketing

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 Managment and Marketing. Together with Dr. Ellard, Debbie helps other dental practice teams learn and implement systems for patient service, business efficiencies as well as effective marketing for dental practices.


Debbie has been married to Dr. Ellard for 29 years, has four adult children and four grandchildren. She enjoys a variety of crafts but especially crochet and sewing.

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