Dr. Steven Tipps, DDS

Dr. Steven Tipps, DDS

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o
(201)

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Dr. Steven Tipps, DDS is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 39 years. He practices oral & maxillofacial surgery, reconstructive dentistry, and more.Read his story

Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

6015 Shallowford Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Dentofacial Anomalies
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more than 70% of peers

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Dr. Tipps' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tipps "Dr. Steven Tipps is a graduate of Baylor School where he played football, basketball and was captain of the track team. He graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He received his dental degree in 1979 from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Tipps has been in private practice in Chattanooga since 1983 with Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. He is affiliated with all local hospitals. Dr. Tipps is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chattanooga Area Dental Society, American Dental Association and Tennessee Dental Association. He has served as President of the Chattanooga Area Dental Society. Dr. Tipps was recently inducted into the International College of Dentists. ICD is the word’s oldest and largest honor society for dentists. Dr. Tipps was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon and served as president of the Honorary Odontologic Society. He states that he has been privileged to participate in several mission trips to Haiti, Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize as well as Remote Access Medical (RAM) clinics in Southeast Tennessee."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tipps "Board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons at the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, have more than 100 years combined experience. They are uniquely qualified and skillfully trained, providing personalized care ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal.

Our doctors offer a full range of dental implant and bone graft procedures as well as the treatment of facial injuries, facial pain, and TMJ disorders. They are trained in conscious and general anesthesia providing treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.

Our multifaceted oral and maxillofacial surgery center, the region’s only AAAHC accredited oral surgery center, is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. Surgeons are complemented by highly trained personnel. Our caring and compassionate doctors and staff will make every attempt to ensure your experience with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We invite you to come and visit our office and experience for yourself what makes us unique."

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9  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

60  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Clefting - Ectropion - Conical Teeth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Exostoses
  • Facial Pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Sprain
  • Loose Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Swollen Gums
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache

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60  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All-on-4™ Procedure
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Excision
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • General Anesthesia
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Gum Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Lesion Removal
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Panoramic and Cephalometric Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Tipps has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Tipps has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tipps' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tipps to family and friends
201 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (201)

  • 5
    (172)
  • 4
    (17)
  • 3
    (4)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Tipps' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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