Meet Your East Lansing Modern Dental Doctors
Dr. Scott Pelok – DDS, MS, FAGD
Well known and extremely talented, Dr. Scott Pelok comes from a family of dentists. While attending Ohio State Dental School, he developed a keen interest in Oral Surgery and spent much of his spare time and school breaks volunteering to gain experience in oral surgery, tooth extractions, and other dentistry techniques so he could gain more experience. He also worked with prisoners to gain experience with triaging issues so he could assess and treat problems quickly and effectively.
After dental school, Dr. Pelok worked as a mentor and trainer for other dentists at the University of Michigan Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program. You’ll understand how much he loves to teach when you ask for more information about your dental care needs. With compassion and an innate ability to explain things in plain terms, Dr. Pelok is committed to helping you understand your options so you can make confident decisions.
Dr. Aziza Askari – DMD, MBA, MAGD
Dr. Aziza Askari has known Dr. Pelok since 2003, where they met at the U of M AEGD program. Having kept in contact since then, when Dr. Pelok presented the idea of creating a dental practice that is dedicated to delivering a personal and friendly approach to dental care, Dr. Askari jumped at the opportunity.
She is dedicated to meeting your individual needs with warmth and compassion and is eager to help you love every aspect of your smile. Dr. Askari loves her work and is passionate about providing the services her patients want and need to stay healthy. She enjoys helping people with TMJ disorder solutions, sleep apnea treatments, and migraine relief. Getting you – and keeping you – out of pain is her greatest reward.
Dr. Bruce Bates – DDS
Dr. Richard Stilwill - DDS
Dr. Richard Stilwill has been in practice since 1994 in his hometown of East Lansing. He graduated from East Lansing High School and Albion College, where he received a BS in Biology. Dr. Stilwill earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit.
To ensure he is always at the leading edge of advances in dentistry, Dr. Stilwill is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, and the Central District Dental Society. He has served as President of the Central District Association, Chairman of the Delta Dental Fund, and Secretary and Treasurer of the Michigan Section of the American College of Dentistry.
Dr. Ali M. Khiblil – DDS, CAGS, MSD
Dr. Edward R. Essayan – Board Certified Orthodontist, BDS, DDS
Dr. Hana Gadalla – Board Certified Periodontist, BDS
About Our Team
Meet Chris the Hygienist
Chelsea, Treatment Coordinator
Chelsea’s primary goals are to help our practice grow, maintain positivity, and help people. Her favorite aspect of her job is assisting patients to gain confidence through their smiles. Chelsea believes patient care should come at a reasonable cost.
As a child, Chelsea always enjoyed her visits to the dentist, where she was part of the “no-cavity club.” She also found herself wanting to help others. Those early experiences inspired her to pursue work in the field.
Outside the office, Chelsea enjoys kayaking, nature walks, writing, painting, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. She has two children and a couple of cats.