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Air Force Dental

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
September 18, 2018

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Michael S. Phillips DMD

Lt Col, US Air Force Dental Corps


Born: Hartford, Connecticut (U.S. Citizen)

Date of Birth: 26 July 1962

Home Address: 2105 Sandy Point Lane

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466

843-***-**** (H)

Office Address: 628th Medical Group


204 West Hill Blvd

JB Charleston, SC 29404


August 1980- May 1984: Hartwick College

Oneonta, New York

Majored in Biology (BA)

Minored in Environmental Science

August 1985- June 1989: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Boston, Massachusetts

Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD)


Squadron Officer School, non-residence April 1990

Air Command and Staff College, non-residence July 1998


Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations 1989

Northeast Regional Board Certification 1989

Massachusetts Dental Hygiene License 1988-1990

Massachusetts Dental License 1989 - present

South Carolina Dental License 2017- present


September 1989 – August 1992: General Dental Officer (Captain)

Chanute Air Force Base (Dental Service)

Rantoul, Illinois

United States Air Force

Library Officer

Radiology Officer

Clinical Flight Commander

Chairman Record Review function

Forensic Dentistry Officer

Combat Casualty Couse (C-4)

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certified

September 1992- August 1995: General Dental Officer (Major)

Elmendorf Air Force Base Dental Services

Anchorage, Alaska

United States Air Force

Promoted to Major 25 May 1995

Certificate, Nitrous Oxide – Oxygen Conscious

Sedation Training, Feb 1994

Orthodontic Mentorship, credentials upgrade 1994

Remote site officer, King Salmon, Galena Air Bases

Forensic Team Chief.

Air Transportable Hospital Dental Team Chief

Pediatric Short course

August 1995 – June 1999 General Dental Officer (Major)

Hanscom Air Force Base

Bedford, Massachusetts

United States Air Force

Chief of Disaster Response team

OIC of Rated personnel and AFDRAP program

Medical Group Infection Control Officer

Medical Consultation and Biopsy Log Officer

Dental Laboratory Officer

July 1999 – Aug 2001 Deputy Squadron Commander

General Dental Officer (Lt Colonel)

F.E. Warren Air Force Base Dental Squadron

Cheyenne, Wyoming

United States Air Force

Promoted to Lt Colonel 25 May 2001

Dental Logistics officer

CPA&I Officer

Triage Team Chief

Forensic Team Chief.

Dental Infection Control Officer

Dental Laboratory Officer

August 2001 – June 2005 Deputy Squadron Commander

General Dental Officer (Lt Colonel)

McGuire Air Force Base Dental Squadron

Trenton, New Jersey

United States Air Force

OIC Records and Reception

CPA&I Chairman

Dental Class 3 Officer

Dental Profession Staff Chairman

Dental Executive Committee member

July 2005- July 2006 General Dental Officer (Lt Colonel)

Deputy Flight Commander

Chief of Dental Professional Services

Kunsan Air Base

Kunsan City, South Korea ROK

United States Air Force

Chairman, Medical Group Infection Control Committee

IDMT Preceptor

Triage Team Chief

PRP and Rated member OIC

July 2006 – July 2011 Deputy Flight Commander

General Dental Officer (Lt Colonel)

Hanscom Air Force Base Dental services

Bedford, Massachusetts

United States Air Force

Veterinary Dental Specialist

Chief, Dental Professional Services

OIC Dental Readiness

OIC Dental Credentials

Dental Laboratory Officer

Dental Infection Control Officer

OIC CPA&I function

May 2007 – September 2007 (Deployment)

Aeromedical Dental Squadron Commander

Dental Flight Commander

General Dental Officer (Lt Colonel)

Kirkuk Air Base 506 EMEDS Hospital

Kirkuk, Iraq

United States Air Force

Helicopter patient retrieval Team Chief

Blood bank Coordinator

Trauma Surgical Assistant

Maxillofacial surgical consultant

Triage Team Chief.

Managed emergency deployed dental clinic

for over 1800 troops.

August 2011- August 2012 Deputy Flight Commander

General Dental Officer (Lt Colonel)

Kunsan Air Base

Kunsan City, South Korea ROK

United States Air Force

Member, Credentials Committee

Member, Executive Staff

Member, Medical Readiness Committee

Medical Group Infection Control Chairman

Logistics Officer

Chairman for Prostaff Function

Triage Team Chief

IDMT Coordinator

August 2012- October 2017 Deputy Flight Commander

General Dental Officer

Joint Base Charleston Dental Services

Charleston, South Carolina

Support Element Commander

Chairman, Dental Professional Staff function

Chairman, Medical Group Infection Control


IDMT Preceptor

Logistics Officer

October 2017- present Lead Dentist

Dental Home LLC

Murrells Inlet SC


Beta Beta Beta Biological Fraternity 1984- Present

Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity 1989 - present

American Student Dental Association 1985 - 1989

American Dental Association 1997 - present

Academy of General Dentistry 2016- present




1. Meritorious Service Medal


2. Air Force Commendation Medal


3. Meritorious Unit Award


4. AF Outstanding Unit Award


5. National Defense Service Medal


6. Iraq Campaign Medal


7. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


8. Korean Defense Service Medal


9. Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal


10. AF Overseas Ribbon Short


11. AF Overseas Ribbon Long


12. Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border


13. AF Longevity Service


14. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)


15. AF Training Ribbon


Special Awards

Field Grade Officer of the Quarter 66th Medical Operations Squadron April- June 2009

Field Grade Officer of the Quarter 66th Medical Group April- June 2009

AFMC Small Dental Clinic of the Year 2010

PACAF Small dental Clinic of the Year 2012

Air Force Small Dental Clinic of the Year 2017


28 year United States Air Force expert provider examines, diagnoses and treats abnormalities, diseases, injuries and functional disorders of maxillofacial structures.

Delivers comprehensive dental treatment including emergency, preventive, direct restorative, prosthodontic, endodontic, periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontic, pediatric and myofascial pain.

Trained and utilized for Forensic Dental Identification, Veterinary Dental treatment and CADCAM.

28 years of dental practice, over 80,000 patient encounters, $12,000,000 revenue

Expert user of state of the art technology, digital radiology, electronic records and CADCAM

Leader and manager; acted as clinic commander and deputy during 7 different assignments

Specialty care; Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatrics, Forensic ID, TMJ and Prosthodontics

Excelled in extreme, austere environment; deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq combat hospital, treated over 100 patients, assisted on 29 trauma surgeries, evacuated 90 refugees, commanded the Aeromedical squadron, awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

Educator; volunteered as Clinical Associate Professor at Tufts University Dental School

Infection Control expert; 5 assignments as Hospital Infection Control Committee Chairperson, resulting in outstanding reviews by AAAHC and Joint Commission inspection teams

Awarded the 2012 and 2016 USAF Small Dental Clinic of the year for clinic productivity, quality of care, innovative processes, exceeding established goals, and customer satisfaction.

Numerous credentials upgrades: Advanced Prostodontics, Endodontics, TMD, Pediatrics, Nitrous Oxide, Forensic Identification, CERAC Omnicam CADCAM, Orthodontics, Veterinary dentistry, TMD and Orofacial pain management.

Mentor and trainer; Trained and credentialed 15 Red Cross Volunteer assistants, 10 independent medical technician’ (IDMT), supervised 11 subordinate dental officers

Efficient and productive; recognized as having the highest dental productivity among peers at every single assignment to date.

Forensic expert; assisted Wyoming state police, Dover Mortuary, and Elmendorf AFB with 15 dental identifications, leading to accolades from the Wyoming Governor and provided closure to all grieving families .

Veterinary dental specialist: delivered endodontic,surgical, diagnostic and hygiene services to 8 military working dogs at 3 separate assignments, returning from or headed to deployments.

Opened a new private practice clinic in Murrells Inlet, SC and achieved cash positive growth in less than one year of operations.



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