Dr. Phillips has a practice that encompasses a wide range of clinical disciplines. The profile of the varied services he performs is directed at providing a comprehensive solution to treatment needs ranging from the basic to the complex. He is a trained periodontist using this knowledge base to perform general dentistry, root canals and the prosthetic tasks of cosmetic fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures and implants. He performs surgical treatment of bone grafting preceding implants, including extractions that might be necessary, and the surgical placement of the implants. His services then include the restorations that were intended for the implants, either crowns, bridges or implant retained dentures. His training in the Navy Dental Corps and the graduate certificates in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics/ Periodontal Prosthesis from the University of Pennsylvania provided the background to diagnose and treatment plan a wide variety of case type complexities. With this broad a level of experience, it has provided the insight to more recently become involved in yet a broader view of delivering comprehensive care of his patients. There is a new wave of treatment modalities available that offer much needed help to those who suffer from sleep disordered breathing, both adults and children. This is proving to be a very exciting service that allows dentistry to reach the level of saving lives and/or greatly increase the quality of ones life.
Education and Training
University of Pennsylvania DMD 1980 Perio/PerioProsthesis 1975
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon, dental scholastic honorary 1975 University of Pennsylvania
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Sleep and Breathing Academy
- DC Dental Society
- Advanced Laser Institute
- Institue for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine
- International College of Oral Implantologists
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, DC Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Institute for Craniofacial Sleep Medicine
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Get to know Prosthodontist Dr. Russell Phillips, who serves patients in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Phillips is a trained periodontist with a private practice that provides comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dental care to a diversity of patients in downtown Washington, D.C. ranging from the busy executive to the suburbanite. His goal is to provide an exceptional dental experience that is worthy of long-term relationships producing enthusiastic recommendations for others to join in the same.
Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Phillips first became interested in dentistry when a high school sports injury landed him in the dental chair and a career seed was planted. He attended college at Penn State University where he played on the varsity soccer team. His dental school was the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree with honors in 1975.
Following dental school, he spent two years in the Navy Dental Corps at Submarine Base New London and received extensive experience in oral surgery. He then returned to the University of Pennsylvania for a three year specialty combined certificate program in Periodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics / Periodontal Prosthesis. This intensive program focused on using periodontal principles to prosthetically restore mouths severely damaged by gum disease. It provided specialist training in periodontal surgical procedures and complex crown and bridge techniques.
Dr. Phillips came to Washington to launch his practice but continued to teach part time at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Dental Residency Program for 13 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor.
A Fellow in the International College of Implantology, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the DC Dental Society, the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, and several local study clubs.
Active in implant dentistry, Dr. Phillips both surgically places them and prepares for them to be placed with surgical bone grafting. He incorporates the newest techniques of using the cone beam dental ct scan to fabricate a surgical guide prior to the implant placement procedure where the site of implant placement is computer planned which functions to eliminate the human error of misdirecting the placement trajectory of the implant.
Additionally, he routinely uses the technique of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin). These are blood products that are derived from a blood draw of the patient’s own blood and used to hasten and make less traumatic the healing process.
Several years ago, Dr. Phillips became quite passionately interested in a new wave of thinking that views growth and development in the light of its effect on sleep and breathing and deals with a medical team and whole health approach in the screening for and treatment of sleep apnea. He is a Vivos certified integrated practitioner in the use of the DNA functional orthodontic appliance, trained in laser dentistry, and certified in performing the LANAP technique which is incision and sutureless periodontal surgery. He also frequently gives public presentations to groups of patients from his own practice and to those people outside the practice who have breathing and sleep concerns, primarily sleep apnea.
Prosthodontics, also known as dental prosthetics or prosthetic dentistry, is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses. Prosthodontists specialize in replacing missing teeth and associated oral structures by determining the type of dental prostheses required, having customized dental prostheses manufactured, and fitting them in patients’ mouths. They also treat temporomandibular disorders and various issues associated with damaged and problematic teeth.
Outside the four walls of his practice, Dr. Phillips has traveled on dental missions to Haiti and Nicaragua. He has three children. He enjoys woodcarving, sailing, photography, cycling, and the out of doors in general.
Seasoned Periodontist, Russell W. Phillips, DMD, FICOI, Welcomes Patients at His Private Practice in Washington, DC
Russell W. Phillips, DMD, FICOI, is a top prosthodontist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at his private practice in Washington, DC, which he launched in 1980. With forty years of experience as a periodontist, he specializes in all facets of his specialty, including implant dentistry and laser dentistry. He is certified in the LANAP technique and is an expert in the use of the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) in his procedures. He is a Vivos certified integrated practitioner in the use of the DNA functional orthodontic appliance. Moreover, he gives public presentations to groups of patients from his own practice and to those people outside the practice who have breathing and sleep concerns, primarily sleep apnea. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as Assistant Clinical Professor at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Dental Residency Program. For more information about Russell Phillips, DMD, please visit http://russellphillipsdmd.com.
Russell W. Phillips, DMD, FICOI, is a 1975-with honors graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. His postgraduate training includes his two years in the Navy Dental Corps at Submarine Base New London, where he specialized in oral surgery (1975-1977). He further completed the three-year specialty combined certificate program in Periodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics / Periodontal Prosthesis (1977-1980). Dr. Phillips completed his undergraduate education at Penn State University in 1971. He ais a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and member in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the DC Dental Society, and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. Furthermore, he has traveled on dental missions to Haiti and Nicaragua. Outside work, he enjoys woodcarving, sailing, photography, cycling and the out-of-doors in general. For more information about Russell Phillips, DMD, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2750360-Russell-Phillips-Dentist.
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