Going to Dr. Tippets in Johnstown, CO was the worst dental mistake I have ever made for me teeth. I am a 38 year old, full time working mom of three kids under 5. I have had very nice teeth with a great bite. I was very fortunate to never need braces and have had no problems ever with the health of them or with my bite. I have gotten my teeth cleaned every 6 months religiously and have had a few cavities over the years and had them taken care of with no issue. I had seen the same dentist for 12 years before visiting Dr. Tippets and only did changed dentists because I moved. I had my teeth cleaned with Dr. Tippets office in Nov 2015. This went just fine. His dental hygienists were great, his office looked nice and really it was a fine visit. At this visit he told me I needed to have two small cavities filled. They were not bothering me in the least and I only decided to have them filled due to his urging but not because they were causing me any problems. I went in March 2016 to have this done. About a week later I went back and asked him to file down the fillings a bit as my teeth were not sitting nicely down onto themselves as they were before he filled the teeth a week before. Instead of just saying sure no problem he told me that his office NEVER produces fillings that are too high. Which was a strange arrogance. He then told me that the problem resided in a tooth of mine that was too high that my last dentist should have shaved down and that this was the problem. He proceeded in shaving down this tooth that had nothing to do with the teeth he had just placed fillings in. I left his office with no relief. My teeth have never again rested together as they did before he filled them. After about a month of absolute agony with my teeth not touching together and my jaw muscles so cramped that I could hardly open my mouth I visited a dental specialist whom I have now visited 6 times since. They have been having entirely realigning the entire bite of my mouth with a total occlusal realignment. Dr. Tippets happend to have filed down the one tooth in my mouth that my entire bite rested on. Now after 6 visits, going on 5 months of agony and a bite that will never again be the same I would give absolutely ANYTHING to be able to go back in time and never had walked in the door of Dr. Tippets office. A dentist is like a car mechanic... you have to trust their judgement and the decisions that they are making inside your mouth. Dr. Tippets is not to be trusted and his judgement cost me the comfort of my teeth/bite for the rest of my life. In addition to the many many visits and terrible pain and discomfort that I have endured at his hands I asked him to reimburse me the $1200 that it has cost to have my bite fixed and he refused and literally just ignored my request. I write this review as a warning to others. His office looks nice and much of his staff is very nice but don't trust him with the one and only set of teeth you have!
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