Scott Elrod, DDS

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Dr. Elrod received his dental degree from Marquette University. He has been practicing dentistry for over 20 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 just 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), 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 25 years. Together they have three daughters; two are in college and one is in high school. 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!”

Meet Our Team

When you visit our team at Distinctive Dental Services, we strive to provide you with exceptional dental care. Dr. Scott Elrod is excited to hear from you, and he is anxious to meet all of your dental needs. If you have any questions about how our dentist in Lake Jackson, Texas, can help you, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to hear from you soon!


Loren, Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator, RDA

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I’ve been in dentistry for nine years and at Distinctive Dental Services for four. What I love most about Distinctive Dental Services is the combination of high-tech dentistry with a strong focus on patient care. In fact, that’s what first attracted me to Distinctive Dental Services.Dentistry today is exciting, and the field of dentistry is constantly changing. It keeps me on my toes. The technology is incredible, and Dr. Scott Elrod and our entire team are committed to remaining cutting edge, in both the areas of high-tech dentistry and patient experience.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends when I’m not at work. My husband and I have a handsome little boy who is 7 years old and a beautiful daughter who is almost 2. Also, our fur baby, Cash, is a 5-year-old Boxer.


Diana, Hygiene & Insurance Coordinator

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I have been in the dental field for fifteen years and with Distinctive Dental Services for five. I have been a dental assistant for both general and orthodontic practices before transitioning to administration.Here at Distinctive Dental Services, I enjoy the attention to detail and the steps taken to make sure our clients feel more comfortable and less stressed. The relationships we establish enable us to view each client as a unique individual and tailor each treatment to their specific needs. We “value” the trust our clients have placed in us.

My philosophy on customer care is to treat our clients like they are close family members. As the name of this practice states, “At Distinctive Dental, we would like to be that instrument in giving our clients the service that is Distinct from any other dental office.”

I have been married to the same man for 30 years. We have two grown children and a dog. I love to watch a sunrise, snuggle on the couch, read a good book, take a long nap, and watch the sunset.


Norma, RDH

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I have been with Distinctive Dental Services for 13 of the 26 years I have been in dentistry. I have a great boss. He cares about his patients and his employees. He takes very good care of us. My coworkers are the best. We work hard, but we have fun and enjoy each other. The patients here are awesome. I enjoy and treasure getting to see them and work with them every few months. I am very blessed to be a part of the Distinctive Dental Services team.Having a personal relationship with each of my patients is very important to me. I feel it helps people become more comfortable, especially in a situation where they may typically feel very anxious. It’s important for me to feel that my patients trust me and for them to know that I care about them on every level. I don’t just care about their dental needs, but I care about them as a whole.

I have been married to my best friend for 26 years. I have two young adult children who drive me crazier than you could ever know, but I love them both dearly and couldn’t imagine my life without them. God and all of my many life experiences have made me who I am today. My main goal in life is to always show compassion towards people because you never know their situation. And I always try to be relatable with people because God put us all on this earth for a reason, so why not enjoy our stay.


Jodina, RDH

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I have been with Distinctive Dental Services for 15 years, and I have been a dental hygienist for 36 years. Distinctive Dental Services is not just our name, but our goal. Dr. Scott Elrod reinvests in the practice through technology and a comfortable atmosphere for employees as well as patients. This attitude makes working here exciting and fun. Dr. Scott Elrod is a great Christian man who cares about his employees and patients, and he is a man who works with honesty and integrity.My philosophy regarding patient care came through a personal “bad” dental experience I had as a pre-teen. I found a dentist who helped me through my fear and learned I could make a difference in someone else’s life. Therefore I strive to provide excellent dental hygiene in a caring and gentle manner.

My personal hobbies are reading and Mary Kay cosmetics. I share hobbies with my husband of 37 years as well. You can usually find us camping, hunting, fishing, or enjoying a ride in our Shelby Cobra replica car.

I am definitely more of an outdoor person who enjoys our sunny, warm days. I also enjoy cheering and cooking for the Gashole Racing team my husband is a partner of. The one thing that brings me the most joy in our lives right now is being Lolli and Pops to our grandson and knowing that soon there will be a Dr. Mullins in the family.


Melissa, RDA

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I have been in the dental field for two years and at Distinctive Dental Services for 1½ years. I love the technology, my great team members, and all the great knowledge and experience I’ve gained in my time here.I would have to say my philosophy regarding customer care is to treat others how I would expect to be treated. In any given setting, I want to give my full attention and respect, listen to patients’ concerns, and just be there for them during their time with us.

When not working, I enjoy walking, running, going to the beach, and being outdoors.