Russell W. Phillips DMD

88 reviews
1625 K St NW LL1, Washington, DC 20006
Closes at 5:00pm
Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Russell 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 DMD degree with honors. Following dental school, he spent two years in the Navy Dental Corps at Submarine Base New London and received extensive experience in oral surgery. Dr. Phillips 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. Dr. Phillips has published several articles.

Dr. Phillips has been active in implant dentistry both surgically placing them and preparing for them to be placed with surgical bone grafting. He incorporates the newest techniques of using the cone beam dental CAT 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. It is the state of the art in the technique of implant placement. 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 patients own blood and used to hasten and make less traumatic the healing process. He is a Fellow in the International College of Implantology and an active member in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Phillips is trained in laser dentistry and certified in performing the LANAP technique which is incision and sutureless periodontal surgery. He is a member of the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

Several years ago, Dr. Phillips became quite passionately interested in a new wave of thinking that views our growth and development in the light of its effect on our 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. Please go to the following link: Vivos Integrated Practice. Dr. Phillips 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.

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. He is a member of the American Dental Association, DC Dental Society, several local study clubs and the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.


Rating 5.0 out of 5 based on 88 reviews

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Elise Yousoufian
2 weeks ago
Always: personal attention and detailed explanation of the science and it's application to me.

Stephen Grimes
a month ago
I enjoy going to the dentist and feel comfortable in the care of Dr. Phillips and my hygienist

Christina B Farnsworth
a month ago
Think I've been seeing Angel as long as she's been married and well before her children were born. I keep coming back.

julieta machado
a month ago
Excellent service. Very dedicated and professional staff.

James Heaney
a month ago

Kathleen McShane
3 months ago
Receptionist was wonderful, faculty is clean and high tech. Dr Cooper was fabulous; friendly and willing to answer all my questions.

Judith Skolnick
3 months ago
Excellent dental work and cleaning. Very nice people.

Ginger Winston
3 months ago
I had a fantastic experience with my dental cleaning at Dr. Cooper's office. The appointment started on time, the cleaning was excellent and the staff were very helpful.

Patricia A. Fernandez
4 months ago
I love doctor Cooper office environment Customer service is awesome

Jocelyne Olga do Sacramento
4 months ago
(Translated by Google) Friendly staff and clean premises (Original) Personnel accueillant et locaux propres

Kevin Buck
5 months ago
Awesome people from checkin to cleaning to dental work. I have been client for over 20 years due to the people and the expertise of Dr. Phillips. My biggest fear is Dr. Phillips retiring.

Orlando Figueroa
5 months ago
Excellent as always. Started right on time. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

Nicole McKinney
6 months ago
I've had to change dentists several times unfortunately and this is the best dental care I've received; they are transparent and the hygienists are top notch professionals who empower you in a supportive and helpful way. I've been a patient for years and have referred several friends and will continue to as long as I'm in DC!

pedramin vaziri
6 months ago
Very professional and caring practice. Highly recommend.

Elizabeth Sherman
7 months ago
Dr. Cooper and the Phillips practice are the most skilled and professional dentists I have ever had. I have had silver fillings removed and replaced on two occasions, and have had cleanings and other maintenance, and have been pleased with every stage of the operation. Dr. Cooper got rid of food traps caused by a crown not fitting tightly enough. All my teeth now feel solid and clean.

Fred Lowther
11 months ago
I've been a patient of Dr. Cooper and his team for decades and the quality of service has never been less than 5 star! Angel Youd, my hygienist, is the best of the best.

Lisa Bente
12 months ago
I have been a patient of Dr Phillips for more than 25 years. From the front desk to the procedure room my experience has been great each and every time. The hygienist is always cheerful and welcoming and Dr Phillips is always calm, taking the time to explain everything that is going - whether its a routine check or something more complex. Thank you for such a great dental experience!

Walter Smith
a year ago
I've been a patient of Dr. Phillips and his care team for about 25 years. They have always been cheerful and ready on time for scheduled appointments, and able to fit me in when things go wrong after hours. In all that time I have seen only two hygienists, changing (to Mariza) only after the first retired. There seems to be almost zero staff turnover; everyone is happy to work together in the practice. Dr. Phillips has a calm, easy manner and always explains treatment options well. I never feel that I am being "sold" a procedure. Dr. Phillips lets me know what to expect so I am not anxious during procedures. I used to hate visits to the dentist but every visit to Dr. Phillips and his team has been a pleasure. I have made three visits during Covid and haven't caught anything. The office protocols are very thorough and I don't worry about getting sick.

esther barazzone
a year ago
Dr. Phillips and his hygienist Tran are both excellent. I moved here 5 years ago and found them so good that since then both my adult sons, and one with his family have all enjoyed the practice, using it for everything from Invisalign to the usual routine dentistry. Strongly recommend.

rich shayo
a year ago
It's organized office with a professional staff also Dr Cooper his very helpful I highly recommend anyone who looking for Dentist around here DMV

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