Dentist Auburn, AL
Jim Phillips Jr., D.M.D. Family Dentistry
761 N Dean Rd
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 821-5291

Phillips Family Dentistry - Jim Phillips Jr., DMD

Dentist Auburn, AL

All of our professionals at Phillips Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing continuing education to stay abreast with the latest trends in dentistry.  You are in good hands with over 150 years of caring dental experience and professionalism on our team!

Dr. Phillips

Dr. Jim Phillips has been practicing Dentistry for 27 years and maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in Dentistry. Dr. Phillips graduated from Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.  He is a member of the American Dental Association (previously serving as past president of the local society), the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Sports Dentistry, and the American Society of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Phillips lives in Auburn with his wife, Melinda, and their two children. Jim enjoys sporting events of any kind, his dog Ripken (named after   Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken), reading, baseball card collecting, and spending time with family and friends. They are very active members in the local community and their church.  Dr. Phillips is on the board of the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Dr. Phillips' father is Jimmy "Red" Phillips, an Auburn football legend. 

Melinda Phillips

Melinda Phillips is Office Administrator at Phillips Family Dentistry in Auburn, ALMelinda grew up in Sylacauga, Alabama, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business from Auburn University.   The Phillips moved to Auburn permanently in 1988 when they purchased the dental practice that is now Phillips Family Dentistry. Melinda and Jim have been married for 32 years and have two children.  In her spare time, Melinda enjoys traveling, gardening, leading a discipleship group, PEO, and volunteering.  Her favorite places to spend time include Lake Martin and Santa Rosa Beach, FL.



Jenny Scott, Office Manager

One of the first smilling faces that will greet you when you come to our office is Jenny Scott. Jenny has been with Phillips Family Dentistry for over three years. Jenny grew up in Opelika, AL and attended Jacksonville State University.  She and her husband of 25 years, David, still reside in Opelika with their daughter, Mauri, and two pets - an 12 year old Chihuahua named Peppy and a 1 yr old Daschaund named Luke.

Jenny's passion for getting to know new people makes her a valuable member of our professional staff. She loves traveling and shopping.  She particularly enjoys travelling to Disney World in Orlando - a place she has visited more than 30 times.

Angela Broach, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

A native of Opelika, Angela Broach has been in dentistry for over 27 years.  It's rare to have a Dental Hygienist in any office for this long, but when you love caring for people as much as Angela does, it's easy to see.

Angela's husband owns Downtown Cleaners in Opelika and they have a daughter (28) and son (24). They also have pets at home - a Westhighland named Jasmine and a Beagle named Thomas. Angela enjoys restoring antiques and spending time with her grandson.  Her favorite vacation spot is the Smoky Mountains.


Dona Dunn, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Jenny Shaffer, Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Dental Assistant

It was college football that brought Dona to Auburn for the first time. Her husband of 37 years, Don, was a member of the Auburn University coaching staff for ten seasons and now coaches at Western Kentucky University. Interestingly, Dona has lived in nine different states during her husband's coaching career. Their son, Jonathan, is working on his Masters in Industrial Design at Auburn.  In the office, Dona brings over 30 years of dental experience. 
When Dona's not taking care of her patients, she's spending time with her rescue dog, Freckles, reading a good book, doing yard work or volunteer work with the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Jenny Shaffer, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Dona Dunn, Dental Hygienist at Phillips Family Dentistry

Jenny Shaffer has been in dentistry for over 25 years.  She calls Auburn home now, but has moved over 16 times in the past.  Jenny and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 34 years and have three children - Amy (26), Kelly (25) and JJ (20). Jeff is the Head Diving Coach at Auburn University.
Jenny enjoys attending all sorts of sporting events.  In fact, all three of her children have competed in Division I college athletics, all in different sports (track, soccer and baseball), and none of them in the sport their dad coaches.

Dottie Tatum, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

With over 20 years in the dental field, Dottie enjoys improving her patients overall health. Educating them about the links between a healthy mouth and systemic health has become a passion.

Dottie grew up in Auburn and still resides in the area.  Dottie and her husband, Jim, have four children: Lauren (28), Rachel (18), Davis (17) and Hannah (14). They have three dogs and 2 cats. Dottie enjoys cooking, hiking and anything that has to do with animals.

An interesting fact about Dottie: she is married to a Dentist and  her father is a Dentist.  There must be some good dental health in that family!

Ashley Ray, Dental Assistant/ UAB Dental Hygiene Program

Ashley is an Opelika native who admits to having a facsination with teeth and oral health. "I love helping to improve people's appearance and confidence," she says.

Ashley currently commutes from Alex City, where she loves spending time with her family and her five dogs and two cats. When she's not helping improve patient smiles you'll find her shopping, fishing or swimming - maybe at her favorite vacation spot, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.


Ruth Fellows, Dental Assistant  

Ruth has such a sweet, gentle spirit!  She moved to Auburn two years ago from Notasulga to pursue her career in the dental field.  Her dog, Odessa, is a mix/rescue and is a much loved addition to her family.  Outside the office, Ruth enjoys horseback riding, jogging, shopping and gymnastics. 

Ruth loves helping her patients feel comfortable and confident with their smiles!  


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