Meet Dr. Joseph Phillips, DDS MS
Dr. Phillips grew up in Cedar City Utah among the red rocks and attended Southern Utah University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Dr. Phillips attended the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for both his Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) degree as well as his advanced orthodontic residency and Master’s degree. Dr. Phillips is an orthodontic specialist but also brings with him experience as a general and restorative dentist having practiced in Dublin, CA prior to residency. His unique experience as an orthodontist with a history of practicing general dentistry helps to shape his holistic approach to oral health.
While at University of the Pacific for dental school, Dr. Phillips served as the ethical committee chairperson and performed foundational research into the school’s ethical process which ultimately led to changes in the ethical reporting and review policies at the University. During his orthodontic residency his research focused on early orthodontic treatment and the psychological benefits to our youngest patients.
His tenure at the University of the Pacific provided Dr. Phillips an opportunity to give back to the community while he lead an organization that provides education and oral health screenings at community health fairs or pop up events. He enjoyed volunteering his time to CDA Cares which is a semi-annual event that provides dental treatment free of charge to anyone in need. These volunteer experiences taught him the importance of having a healthy mouth and a confident smile.
Dr. Phillips (then known as Joseph) met his wife while was an undergrad and they have 2 beautiful children and have fallen in love with everything that the California has to offer. When Dr. Phillips isn’t at the office crafting beautiful smiles, you can find him spending time with is family outdoors hiking or camping. Mrs. Phillips is a tremendous baker and together they enjoy baking through cookbooks after the kids go to sleep.