Dr. Wayne Tipps, DDS

Dr. Wayne Tipps, DDS

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Reconstructive Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
73 y/o
55 reviews

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Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

6015 Shallowford Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • Guardian
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

Board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons Wayne E. Tipps, DDS; Steven P. Tipps, DDS; Harry (Hal) Jones, DDS; John A. Spann, DDS; Ivo Aaron Miller, DDS; and Brandon K. Cannon, DDS, 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 also 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. Our 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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Personal Bio

Dr. Wayne Tipps completed his undergraduate studies at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He received his dental degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1967 and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University Hospital.

Following two years of service as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in the United States Air Force, he returned to his hometown of Chattanooga to begin private practice.

Dr. Tipps maintains staff membership at all Chattanooga-area hospitals and has served in various committee positions at their institutions.

He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and served as a member of the Examination Committee for this national organization for six years. Additionally, he is certified by the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology. He holds memberships in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SSOMS), and the Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (TSOMS).

Dr. Tipps is a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry (FACD) and a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry (FICD). He has received the Distinguished Service Award given by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has served as President of the Tennessee and Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 

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Practice Areas

  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
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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 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
  • Dental Trauma
  • 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
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • 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)
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • 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
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Panorex FMX
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • 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

  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tipps to family and friends
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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
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Tipps accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA
    DHA Premier
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    Preferred Dentists
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Dental
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • CompBenefits Corp.
    CompBenefits Corp. PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Dental

Hospitals where Dr. Tipps has admitting priveleges

Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Parkridge Medical Center
2333 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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