Scott Phillips, DDS, earned his B.S. degree in Zoology with a minor in art at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington (1969). He then went to the Burnley School of Professional Art for a year before starting Dental School at the University of Washington where he earned his D.D.S. degree in1974.
While he was a student at U.W. Dr. Phillips worked as a medical illustrator for the Chief of Staff of oral Surgery at U.W. and illustrated in the book “Assessment of and Surgery for Impacted Third Molars” which became a best seller in the United States, the U.K. and Mexico.
In his extensive 37 years as a dentist, Dr. Phillips has been a member of the American Dental Association, The Washington State Dental Association, the King County Dental Association, and several study clubs on dental implants. He has also taken many courses on cosmetic dentistry, sedation, and modern dental materials.
Dr. Phillips was born in Los Angeles, but spent most of his life in Tacoma, where he and his two sisters spent much of their time doing art work with their parents who were well known northwest watercolorists (you can see samples of their art work in Dr. Phillips’ office). Everyone in the family was an artist.
After practicing dentistry in Tacoma for quite a few years, Dr. Phillips became President of the Board at the Tacoma Unity Church for a year and a half and eventually decided he couldn’t resist the urge to become a minister. As soon as he left dentistry for the ministry, he realized he missed dentistry too much, so he set up a new dental practice in Auburn. He decided he could still serve God as a dentist while working on his spiritual side doing artwork and writing as a hobby. He also loves to do lapidary work and roller-skate (disco style).
Dr. Phillips has a beautiful wife of five years, Grace, who is a pharmacy technician; and a grown son, Matthew, who has surpassed his father’s interest in computers with a computer science degree. Matthew has hiked from Mexico to Canada!
As a professional artist, Dr. Phillips now likes to do artwork entirely with a mouse on a computer. …