Meet Dr. Randolph Scott
A skilled Board Certified Endodontic specialis, Dr. Randolph Scott has been providing exceptional care at Western Mass Endodontics in central Massachusetts since July 2009. Originally from Columbia, SC, Dr. Scott now calls Northampton, MA his home. When not practicing or teaching, Dr. Scott writes and publishes articles on endodontic medicine through NASA’s Space Medicine Life Sciences program at Morehouse School of Medicine, and enjoys traveling and table tennis.
Education and Training
Dr. Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA in 2002 before obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN in May of 2007. Dr. Scott went on to complete his postdoctoral training in endodontics at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA where he now serves as a clinical instructor. Committed to remaining on the forefront of modern endodontics, Dr. Scott takes several continuing education courses each year.
Skills and Specialties
The combination of Dr. Scott’s dedication, experience, and education qualify him to confidently provide a great number of advanced endodontic procedures and services with optimal results. Dr. Scott specializes in the treatment of dental pain resulting from traumatic injuries, severe decay, or cracked teeth. By using state-of-the-art technology to identify and diagnose a dental condition, Dr. Scott is able to address the source of the pain and establish a plan to provide relief.
Memberships and Societies
Maintaining memberships in the following associations allows Dr. Scott the platform to educate the public on the importance of endodontic care:
- Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
- American Dental Association
- The American Association of Endodontists
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- The Valley District Dental Society
- Hampshire County Dental Society
- The Massachusetts Dental Society
"Did you know root canals dont have to be painful, because I didn’t! Dr. Scott and his team at Western MA Endodontics are a well oiled machine. They took the time to explain everything as they went and were incredible to work with. Ive had 3 root canals elsewhere and this was by far the best experience and was as pleasant as it could have possibly been."
"My first root canal on my bottom molar. Dr. H. Randolph Scott was my endodontist at the Greenfield office. This happened 24 hours ago and I have miminal soreness. I can only say that the experience was one that inspired confidence. Easy check-in, clear information on cost, short wait getting to the chair, and perfection once there. The dental assistant was personable and great with information. I wish I remembered her name. She clearly was highly experienced. The endodonist got started soon after I was prepped and also had a wonderful and caring personality. If you have a question, they will have the answer. Once underway I believe it took about one hour. Pain management was fantastic and there was little if any discomfort. They ensure you are fully numb. Lots of x-rays throught the process to ensure that all is completed properly. Excellent guidance at the end and more opportunity for questions. Today, I am doing well and I expect by tomorrow I might not even know that I went through a root canal. You will be sore afterwards (after numbness is gone - about 4 hours) and your jaw will be a bit stiff due to having your mouth open wide for quite some time. I hope I never need to do this again, but if I do, I will seek out Dr. Scott. Knowing what I know now, I will be far less stressed going into the procedure. Of course, the terrible pain I was in prior to the root canal is gone so I consider this as mission accomplished and a complete success. All thanks to WesternMass Endodonics."
"Dr. Scott is and the staff are wonderful! I have a lot of anxiety around dental work because I've had so much done in my childhood and Dr. Scott listened to my concerns. I expressed my fears of the sensation of drowning (he assured me I'm not the only one) and he put a 'rubber band' (his term) around my tooth which blocked any spray from entering my mouth. The 'rubber band' worked SO well! I was able to breath easily and I could manage my anxiety and breath through my nose without the fear of drowning. I had a root canal done on a previous root canal (not done by WME) with an infection that had been building for close to 7 years. The whole process took under 30 minutes; I was SO surprised when he told me I had 5-10 minutes left. I highly recommend WME; they will settle your fears, they make sure you don't feel any pain, and treat you with respect. Thank you to Dr. Scott and the team!"
"Quick, professional, and the Dr doesn’t ask you questions when he’s working in your mouth. I would recommend Dr Scott to anyone."
"One does not usually imagine coming home from a root canal procedure thinking "Wow, that was Fantastic"! But Dr. Scott and the team at the Greenfield office accomplished exactly that. I'd been having chronic pain for months/years in molar #14 and was very worried about saving that tooth. The pre-exam with Dr. Scott was both informative and comforting as he explained in detail the goals and options of the procedure. I was lucky to get an appointment just two weeks later (thanks Laurie!) whereupon Dr. Scott answered a few more questions before getting started. The skill and precision of his work during that next hour was nothing short of amazing, whilst he also kept in touch with how I was doing at all times. I felt very safe and cared for and now, two days later, am overjoyed to have a tooth that feels normal again. Thank you, Dr. Scott, for your expertise and exacting work, as well as your kindness and respect in helping me through a tough spot."