Life-long learner periodontist to lead dental association
The Indiana Dental Association has elected Dr. Gregory Phillips as its new president for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Dr. Phillips has been a member of IDA since 1984.
Dr. Phillips is a periodontist who has practiced in Columbus, IN for the past 25 years. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) in 1984. He spent five years as a general dentist before completing his advanced degree in periodontics from IUSD in 1992.
Dr. Phillips is passionate about the political process and enjoys being politically active in support of dentistry and dental health throughout the state. “I had the honor and pleasure to attend the American Dental Association’s Lobby Day this year in Washington, D.C. and I was amazed at how receptive our senators and representatives were to meet with us and learn how pending legislation affects dentistry,” says Dr. Phillips. He encourages all dental professionals to get involved in political advocacy on behalf of Hoosier oral health. He says, “Before I became involved in advocacy, I had no idea how important this is to our everyday practice and how interested our legislators are in our opinions.”
Dr. Phillips is an ardent supporter of life long learning and strong advocate of continuing education. He is a member of several dental study clubs which meet on a monthly basis, and he even has a high tech continuing education studio in his office. He brings his staff to continuing education programs across the country and encourages ongoing education and team building. It is this relentless focus on developing his expertise that has allowed Dr. Phillips to build his referral based private practice over the past 25 years.
In addition to life long learning, Dr. Phillips enjoys riding his Harley Davidson and traveling extensively with his wife Stephanie. He is an associate professor in the periodontics department at IUSD, on the U.S. leadership team for the International Team for Implantology, and a member of the South Central Dental Society.