Phillips Family Orthodontics

Learn About Our Orthodontic Specialist

Treatment With A Personal Touch

Our Orthodontic Specialist

Meet Dr. Joseph Phillips


Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Phillips, grew up in Cedar City, Utah among the red rock landscape. He studied chemistry at Southern Utah University and then attended University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. There he received both his Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS) degree as well as his advanced orthodontic training and Master’s degree. Dr. Phillips also brings with him experience as a general and restorative dentist having practiced in Dublin, CA prior to attending residency. Consequently, his unique experience as an orthodontist with a history of practicing general dentistry helps to shape his holistic approach to oral health.

Board Certified

Dr. Phillips is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, His academic research focuses on our youngest patients. Early interceptive (phase 1) treatment and the psychosocial benefits of their orthodontic work  helps to shape Dr. Phillips’ treatment philosophy. Particularly the noted impact a new smile can be in his patient’s lives! Also, he also particularly enjoys being active in his dental community. Dr. Phillips participates in ethical review boards, and volunteering at community dental events like CDA Cares and SCOPE. 

Family Oriented

Dr. Phillips (then known as Joseph) met his wife while studying in Utah. Together they have two beautiful, energetic children. While living in San Francisco they fell in love with everything that California has to offer. Then fell in love all over again when they moved to San Diego to be closer to his family. Outside of work, Dr. Phillips loves spending time with is family outdoors hiking or camping. Their favorites so far are: Yosemite, Santa Cruz mountains, Joshua Tree, and Zion National Park. Mrs. Phillips is a tremendous baker and together they enjoy baking through cookbooks after the kids go to sleep.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

The first appointment will start with a quick tour of the office before Dr. Phillips will introduce himself and get to know you. We will collect information and 3D scans and x-rays to get a complete picture of your orthodontic health. He will listen to your concerns and goals, and take an in depth look at your teeth. Dr. Phillips’ goal is to make you an expert in your teeth! Together you will have an honest discussion of orthodontic needs, if any, before developing a treatment plan perfectly suited to your needs and circumstance. 

For our youngest patients, sometimes we decide that it is best to wait to start treatment until we can see more of the adult teeth. If you and he decide that now is the right time to start orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners, we will work with your insurance to secure treatment at the lowest cost to you possible. Our team will help you with the next steps and book the appointments needed with our flexible scheduling options.


The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.

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The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.