Phillip Shipp, DDS

Phillip Shipp, DDS
Belle Meade Smile Center 4515 Harding Pike Suite 312 Nashville, TN 37205

Phillip Shipp, DDS

At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, we are dedicated to offering state-of-the-art equipment, materials, and techniques in a caring, friendly environment. Our team provides excellent, patient-focused care that results in healthy smiles and happy patients!

We take pride in delivering the high level of service that we expect for ourselves and our loved ones. Each member of our team will treat you like family and focus on your unique concerns, preferences and needs. At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, we want you to look forward to visiting us, and we aspire to have you always leave our office smiling.​

Dr. Shipp focuses on functional esthetics to deliver amazingly beautiful smiles with comfort and outstanding longevity. You want a smile that feels as good as it looks and lasts for a lifetime. At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, you can expect exemplary care for a smile that speaks volumes! Backed by a highly qualified team, Dr. Shipp delivers excellent family, restorative and cosmetic dentistry performed with respect and compassion.

Dr. Phillip Shipp has been providing quality dental care to families in the Nashville area and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Dr. Shipp received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Shipp is committed to furthering his education beyond his formal academic training, Dr. Shipp is a proud alumnus of The Dawson Academy and utilizes the extensive training and insight he received to deliver complete dentistry techniques to all his patients at Belle Meade Smile Center. The Dawson Academy is a post-graduate educational program devoted to coaching, supporting and encouraging dental professionals to become masters of complete dentistry. Curriculum is designed to primarily focus on dental occlusion, temporomandibular joints, and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry. An education from the Dawson Academy ensures that a dentist is able to provide optimal diagnosis, thorough treatment planning, and quality patient care.

As an acknowledgement of his commitment to continuing education, Dr. Shipp has received awards of recognition from the Nashville and Tennessee Dental Associations for exceeding the amount of continuing education required by the state. Dr. Shipp has completed numerous postgraduate courses in advanced dentistry, smile design, dental implants and sleep apnea. He has served in several leadership positions for the Tennessee Dental Association, including Tennessee State Peer Review Chairman for three years and State House Delegate. Most recently, Dr. Shipp served as the Exhibition Chairman for American Academy of Dental Practice Administration (AADPA).

​Dr. Shipp is originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi and has lived in Nashville for almost 30 years. Dr. Shipp loves Nashville and truly enjoys the wonderful relationships he has developed with his patients. His passions outside of dentistry include mastering the game of golf and spending time with his wife and two children. ​​

​American Dental Association (ADA)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
American Academy of Dental Practice Administration (AADPA)
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
Tennessee Dental Association (TDA)
Nashville Dental Society (NDS)
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Services Belle Meade SMiLe Center offers dental services for patients of all ages. From wellness checkups and teeth cleanings with our hygienists to the most advanced cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Phillip Shipp, Belle Meade SMiLe Center strives to provide the highest quality of care for every service. We utilize the finest materials and the latest technology. It is our pleasure to provide the premium dental care services you and your family deserve. From comprehensive general dentistry to keep your smile in tip-top shape to complex restorative treatments to turn back the clock on dental damage and neglect, we provide quality dental care to remedy all levels of oral health concerns.

Some of the services we offer are:

CEREC® One-Visit Crowns
ClearCorrect® Clear Braces
Cosmetic Services
Crown & Bridge
Dental Checkups
Dental Cleanings
Dental Emergencies
Dental Implants
Dentures & Partials
DURAthin® Veneers
Fluoride Treatment
Full Mouth Reconstruction
General Dental Services
KöR Teeth Whitening
Oral Cancer Screening
Periodontal Therapy
PerioSciences Products
Porcelain Veneers
Preventive Dental Services
Restorative Dental Services
Root Canals
Six Month Smiles®
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Therapy
Smile Makeovers
Solea CO2 Laser
Teeth Grinding Therapy
Teeth Whitening
TMJ Therapy
Under Armour® Performance Mouthwear​​

Cosmetic Dentistry will transform flawed, tired smiles into natural-looking works of art. Dr. Shipp continually pursues advanced training to bring you services that deliver beautiful, reliable results. If you want to change the look of flawed front teeth, consider minimal-prep DURAthin® veneers, the long-lasting way to achieve a star-quality smile. Adults who want straighter teeth love our short-term orthodontic solutions that include Six Month Smiles​® and ClearCorrect®. At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, we offer the most advanced teeth whitening systems available. If you are having a cosmetic smile makeover, it also makes sense to rejuvenate your lips and other facial features at the same time with Botox® and/or JUVEDERM®.

At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, we believe that healthy teeth and gums are two cornerstones of an exceptional smile. For this reason, Dr. Shipp and our experienced team offer an expansive array of proactive and preventive dentistry options designed to enhance your oral health while helping you keep your teeth beautiful and bright. From routine cleanings to oral cancer screenings to dental emergencies, our advanced treatments and services can help you address current issues, prevent future complications, and identify early concerns that may worsen over time if left untreated. Dr. Shipp also treats snoring and sleep apnea with non-invasive, oral appliance therapy that lets you enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep.

The practice of general dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life. At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, we can help you halt the progression of tooth decay and gum disease with one or more of our general dentistry services. ​As part of our general dentistry services, we aim to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat diseases of the oral cavity, as well as maintain the function and appearance of the teeth. Many oral diseases and abnormalities can indicate other diseases.

Restorative Dentistry describes the repair of broken or decayed teeth, and the replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Shipp is a skilled restorative dentist who can dramatically enhance the look and function of your teeth while improving your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dr. Shipp utilizes the most innovative and advanced techniques designed to address a wide span of dental concerns. From crowns and bridges to dental implants and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Shipp will help you achieve your ultimate dental goals and obtain long-lasting results that look and feel completely natural.

At Belle Meade SMiLe Center, we are dedicated to offering the most state-of-the-art equipment, materials, and techniques available, all in a caring, friendly environment. We want you to look forward to visiting us, and we aspire to have you always leave our office smiling! As part of our on-going efforts to make our patients comfortable at each and every appointment, we are pleased to offer many unique services and products to our patients.

To discover how we can help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, please feel free to take a look around our website at and call us today at (615) 292-4100 to schedule an appointment.

Additional Services Cosmetic, Laser, Implants, Restorations
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Dr. Shipp and his staff are THE best dental office in Nashville. I have always been happy with all of my dental work, and I have had A LOT of work done over the years. My mouth was a train wreck when I first went to see Dr. Shipp, but now I have a beautiful, healthy smile that I am so proud of. Everyone in the office is so nice and supportive too.