Dr. Philip I. Friedman, DDS

Dr. Philip I. Friedman, DDS

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Dr. Philip Friedman is a fourth generation Savannahian. His great-grandmother founded Friedman's Art Store in the early 1900s. After attending the Savannah Country Day School, Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Georgia. He completed his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1993. Dr. Friedman was the president of his class in dental school during his four years at Marquette. He worked with former Governor Tommy Thompson (WI) to expand quality dental care for the indigent, senior citizens, and patients with special needs. After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Friedman completed a general practice residency at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Friedman served as a clinical dentist at the Armstrong Atlantic University School of Dental Hygiene between 1994 and 1996. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Friedman opened his practice in 1994 after returning home to Savannah. He focuses his practice on family and cosmetic dentistry. His practice philosophy is patient-centered where the emphasis is on prevention of dental disease through education of his patients. Dr. Friedman resides in Savannah with his wife Lisa and their two children, Josh and Callie. Dr. Friedman is active in his son's Boy Scout Troop (7) and is also a supporter of scouting. He also participates in hobbies such as home music production and recording where he enjoys singing, playing guitar, bass, piano and drums, and composing music in his home studio. Physical health is also very important to Dr. Friedman. He is a board member and past president of the Team Savannah Olympic Weightlifting Program. Dr. Friedman began his weightlifting career at the age of nine with the help of coaches Howard and Michael Cohen. He has been a state and a national Junior Olympic champion, and has won the National Masters tournament twice. In 1981 Dr. Friedman was the bronze medalist in the Maccabia Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2008 he was the bronze medalist in the Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Friedman continues to train and compete with his two children. And one more fun fact about Dr. Friedman: He loves cooking! In 2007 he donated one of his favorite recipes to a fundraising cooking competition "100 Celebrity Men Who Cook" to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Dr. Friedman's Sunday pot roast recipe took first place for a great cause!Read more

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Welcome to our Savannah dentist office, nestled in the heart of midtown Savannah. We cater to the needs of you and your entire family. We are familiar with the different stages of tooth development from children to seniors, and administer family and cosmetic dentist treatments in a kind and gentle manner. One of the best Savannah dentists, our goal is to help you maintain optimum oral health and to achieve the smile you desire. Dr. Friedman and his staff are friendly and warm, and our office is relaxing and comfortable.Read more

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Dr. Philip Friedman is a fourth generation Savannahian. His great-grandmother founded Friedman's Art Store in the early 1900s. After attending...Read more

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FANTASTIC! My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Friedman for over 12 years. He is by far one of the best dentists in the country. He is knowledgeable, professional and gentle. He is a nice guy too! His office is super. His entire team, Cindy and Lynn everyone is great.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Dental Disorders
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Plaque
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Teething
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Procedures Performed

  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Partial Dentures
  • Root Canal
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Teeth Whitening

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Marquette University / School of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Ravenswood Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Georgia

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • No board actions found
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Dr. Friedman says...

Dr. Philip Friedman is a fourth generation Savannahian. His great-grandmother founded Friedman's Art Store in the early 1900s.

After attending the Savannah Country Day School, Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Georgia. He completed his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1993. Dr. Friedman was the president of his class in dental school during his four years at Marquette. He worked with former Governor Tommy Thompson (WI) to expand quality dental care for the indigent, senior citizens, and patients with special needs.

After receiving his dental degree, Dr. Friedman completed a general practice residency at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Friedman served as a clinical dentist at the Armstrong Atlantic University School of Dental Hygiene between 1994 and 1996. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association.

Dr. Friedman opened his practice in 1994 after returning home to Savannah. He focuses his practice on family and cosmetic dentistry. His practice philosophy is patient-centered where the emphasis is on prevention of dental disease through education of his patients.

Dr. Friedman resides in Savannah with his wife Lisa and their two children, Josh and Callie. Dr. Friedman is active in his son's Boy Scout Troop (7) and is also a supporter of scouting. He also participates in hobbies such as home music production and recording where he enjoys singing, playing guitar, bass, piano and drums, and composing music in his home studio.

Physical health is also very important to Dr. Friedman. He is a board member and past president of the Team Savannah Olympic Weightlifting Program. Dr. Friedman began his weightlifting career at the age of nine with the help of coaches Howard and Michael Cohen. He has been a state and a national Junior Olympic champion, and has won the National Masters tournament twice. In 1981 Dr. Friedman was the bronze medalist in the Maccabia Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2008 he was the bronze medalist in the Pan-American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Friedman continues to train and compete with his two children.

And one more fun fact about Dr. Friedman: He loves cooking! In 2007 he donated one of his favorite recipes to a fundraising cooking competition "100 Celebrity Men Who Cook" to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Dr. Friedman's Sunday pot roast recipe took first place for a great cause!

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Dr. Friedman's Care Philosophy

Welcome to our Savannah dentist office, nestled in the heart of midtown Savannah. We cater to the needs of you and your entire family. We are familiar with the different stages of tooth development from children to seniors, and administer family and cosmetic dentist treatments in a kind and gentle manner. One of the best Savannah dentists, our goal is to help you maintain optimum oral health and to achieve the smile you desire. Dr. Friedman and his staff are friendly and warm, and our office is relaxing and comfortable.