My name is Dr. Jeff Phillips.
I grew up in Tacoma where I attended Stadium High School. In 1972, I graduated from the University of Washington Dental School. I was an Air Force dentist for two years before starting my practice at Silverdale Dental Center in 1974.
For three years, during my career at Silverdale Dental Center, I wrote a monthly dental article for the Kitsap, then Bremerton, Sun Newspaper. I am a strong supporter of the dental benefits of fluoride and wrote an original article on fluoride dosing and application for Kitsap County children. This paper was distributed to physicians and dentists throughout the county.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure to practice with many excellent dentists here at Silverdale Dental Center. I am particularly delighted to currently be surrounded by three outstanding dentists: Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Sherrill Conner, and Dr. Kaitlin Neste.
For the past three years I have had the pleasure of helping the people of Nepal, volunteering my time. It has been a life changing experience. On April 25, 2015 I experienced first hand the earthquake that devastated Nepal. For more information on my Nepal volunteer work and for the full story published in the Kitsap Sun visit our Giving Back – Volunteer Dentistry page.
My family includes daughter, Jenny and husband Tim, who live in Seattle with my first grandchildren Jimmy and Phoebe. Son, John, a vetrans liaison for the Seattle Community College system. Daughter, Jessie, married to Tyler, works for Western Washington University in Bellingham. My 17 year old son Sam is at home on Bainbridge Island. In March of 2016 Sam will be going to Nepal with us to help set up our volunteer dental camps in Khumbu.
My hobbies include gardening, boating and running. For the last few years I have been doing distance running and have participated in marathons in Victoria, Seattle, Paris, Washington D.C., China, Nepal and Boston. For the last eighteen months, I have been running a half marathon a month to stay “tuned-up” for marathons.
Health and fitness are important to me as we travel our path of life. I love dentistry and our “family” of staff and patients here at Silverdale Dental Center. Retirement? Not for a decade or more.
A sincere “Thank You” to all our loyal patients from over the years and “Welcome” to any of you who are considering joining our dental family here at Silverdale Dental Center. I am honored to continue providing ethical, safe, comfortable dentistry with a variety of treatment options.