The reason I got into dentistry, really, I guess to start with was along the way, really dentistry was not my goal I guess when I went to college. I always pictured myself going to medical school. I wanted to be a surgeon. All that looked great on paper. I was single at the time. Somewhere along the way, maybe two or three years into it, I met who is now my wife, and so I got to start thinking a little bit about family and what family life would look like, and what does the regular workweek for a surgeon look like. You know, there's a lot of call there and just crazy hours, working basically whenever something happens. As I got more involved with my wife and started thinking, “Hey, we've got a future together, I really need to be thinking about family,” dentistry really started to excite me a little bit.
I grew up around dentistry. My mother worked for an orthodontist growing up, and so I was exposed to dentistry for a long time. I don't know, I just started pursuing that. I get to work with my hands every day. Still get to treat people. I get to fix things, kind of like a surgeon would. But the ability to form relationships with patients and follow them over the years interested me a lot. Don't get that so much with surgery, but in dentistry, we're afforded that luxury, to be able to get to know our patients.
I attended undergraduate here in Huntsville, Alabama, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I was born and raised here, went to school here. From there, I attended dental school at UAB in Birmingham. Was there for four years. I graduated there in 2005 with a degree in dentistry.
From there, starting practice here in East Limestone. Have had the opportunity over the years to do a lot of different continuing education classes, whether it be laser dentistry, orthodontics, we do state-of-the-art same-day dentistry here. We've done training on scanning with digital scanners, designing our own crowns here in the office, milling them here in the office. It benefits the patient simply because time is so valuable. If you can minimize the amount of time that the patient has to spend at the office or coming back to the office, then there's a huge value in that for the patient, I think.
Dr. Scott Fitts was born and raised here in North Alabama. He graduated from Bob Jones High School in 1993 and earned a BS degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
After a brief career in the biotech industry, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Fitts earned a DMD degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry (UABSOD) in 2005.
Dr. Fitts worked at UABSOD for a year as a clinical instructor. Then in 2006, he started his own practice here on East Limestone.
Dr. Fitts is married to the lovely Cheryl Leigh Fitts. The two met in 1996 and married in 1998. They have four beautiful children: Mackenzie, Anna Claire, Paul, and William. Dr. Fitts enjoys spending time with family, traveling, attending concerts, spending weekends at the river, and watching college football.