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Nashville Cosmetic & General Dentist

Meet Phillip P. Shipp IV, DDS, FCNO, D. ABDSM

Dr. Phillip P. Shipp IV has been providing quality dental care to families in Nashville for more than 25 years. He loves helping patients of all ages discover their smiles, and is passionate about keeping his skills sharp with continuing education programs and professional memberships.

Dr. Shipp is dedicated to providing the most comfortable and enjoyable dental experience possible to patients of all ages. By combining the latest dental technology with years of high-level education and experience, he creates beautiful smiles that last a lifetime!


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. He has completed numerous postgraduate courses in advanced dentistry, smile design, dental implants and sleep apnea.



He’s a proud alumnus of The Dawson Academy, a post-graduate educational program devoted to coaching, supporting, and encouraging dental professionals to become masters of complete dentistry, ensuring that a dentist can provide optimal diagnosis thorough treatment planning and quality patient care.

Following extensive education, training and successful exam completion, Dr. Shipp is now one of only a few dentists to obtain the esteemed Level II Fellowship certification from the Center for Neural Occlusion (CNO), an organization dedicated to technologically predicting and solving problems with bite mechanics.

As an acknowledgment 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 loves being a dentist. Throughout his education, training, and practice, he has had the pleasure of working alongside talented peers and mentors.

He believes this is what made him the dentist he is today! Dr. Shipp cherishes the relationships he gets to build with each and every patient as they pursue dental treatment.


Professional Memberships

Dr. Shipp is active in the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration (AADPA)
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
  • American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) (Diplomate)
  • Center for Neural Occlusion (CNO)  (Level 2 Fellowship)
  • Nashville Dental Society (NDS)
  • Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (TNACD)
  • Tennessee Dental Association (TDA)
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Outside the Office

Dr. Shipp is originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and has lived in Nashville for more than 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 adult children.