Meet Dr. Scott Pace
Dr. Pace was born and raised in Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Provo in 1992 with a Bachelor degree in Zoology. After his freshman year, he took a two year hiatus to serve an LDS mission in Curtibia, Brazil. He loved his mission and learning Portuguese and has been grateful his two oldest children have followed in his footsteps. His oldest daughter served a mission in Ecuador, Spanish speaking, and his oldest son is currently serving in England, Slovak speaking!
It was while serving his mission that Dr. Pace decided to change gears from law to dentistry. Upon his return he switched his major and has been very grateful for his decision. He started dental school at the University of Utah the Monday following his honeymoon! Because Utah did not have a dental school at this point in time, they selected ten students each year to enter the “RDEP program”. After their first year with the University of Utah medical students, these ten students transferred to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to finish out their D.D.S. degree. Dr. Pace graduated summa cum laude in 1996.
During dental school, Dr. Pace discovered he had an affinity for doing root canals and so decided to pursue becoming an Endodontist. He was one of three students accepted into the program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Pace and his family loved their time in the Northwest but after two years, they were ready for more sunshine! Although not originally in the plan, Arizona became the home for the Paces! They have loved it! Since 1998, Dr. Pace has been practicing at Northwest Endodontics.
Dr. Pace and his wife of 24 years, Ellie, have six children; three girls and three boys. They are soon to become grandparents and are excited to watch the joy of parenthood extend to their own children. Dr. Pace’s free time is spent serving in church responsibilities and with his family. One of his greatest joys is to support his children in whatever activity they are involved with. He absolutely loves to watch them run or play basketball or play soccer or perform on the piano…! It is a busy but full life and making time for family dinners nightly and a family night once a week helps to keep the family close together.