Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD
Dentist in Auburn, Alabama
Jim Phillips, Jr., DMD
Dr. Jim Phillips has been practicing Dentistry for 26 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, 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.
We are blessed to have a talented, caring team of professionals who are here to serve you:
Melinda 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 31 years and have two children; Kristen (an Auburn graduate, who is married to Drew Hull, a Troy graduate) and Trey (21, a Junior at Auburn). In her spare time, Melinda enjoys traveling, gardening, leading a discipleship group, 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 23 years, David, still reside in Opelika with their daughter, Mauri, and two pets - an 11 year old Chihuahua named Peppy and a 5 month 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 26 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 (27) and son (23). 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.
Jenny Shaffer, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
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 33 years and have three children - Amy (25), Kelly (24) and JJ (19). Jeff is 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.
Dona Dunn, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
It was college football that brought Dona to Auburn for the first time. Her husband of 36 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.
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 (27), Rachel (17), Davis (16) and Hannah (13). 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 Dr. Jim Tatum (a Dentist in Opelika), her father is Dr. Jim Carroll (a Dentist in Auburn), and she works for Dr. Jim Phillips.
Amelia Buckley, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Amelia is from Haleyville, Alabama. She attended the University of North Alabama and received her dental certification at Midlands Technical College. She enjoys meeting new people and working one-on-one with patients for personal dental care and education. Amelia has over 24 years of dental experience.
Amelia has been married for 31 years and has one son and two grand-daughters. Her furry friends include a miniature Schnauzer named Buster and a miniature Pinscher named Roo. In her spare time, Amelia enjoys scrapbooking and card making.
Ginny Hobbs, Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Ginny has been working in dentistry for over 10 years and truly enjoys helping people with their individual dental needs. Her hometown is Layton, Utah, but she and her husband now call East Alabama home. Ginny has an 8-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter.
Ginny enjoys singing, acting, cooking, running and anything that involves the water. She also enjoys spending time with her children and helping out in their classrooms. Since the age of 5, Ginny has had the lead role in numerous musicals and plays.