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Primary: Dentist

Sub-Specialty: Primary Dental Care

Additional Specialties: Dental General Practice

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Accepts New Patients
General Dentistry

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Jerel Philip

4100 Portola Dr Suite 1

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Main Location

4100 Portola Dr

Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Regular Hours


Payment Method
visa, master card

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Insurance: Delta Dental PPO, Delta Dental Premier

Services: General Dentistry


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Sweet Relief

So I have no insurance but a friend recommended i still go see this dentist...I had, had some bad experiences in the past but my friend assurred me Dr. Philip was great! He was so right. My teeth were a horrible mess and still are a work in progress but what Dr. Philip has been able to do for me is like night and day with my smile! I find myself smiling more and was able to smile big at my wedding which really meant a lot to me. He was willing to work with me at times finacially which was very considerate and the staff is great...there's always laughter heard throughout the building thay all get along well. They were there to accomidate me, give me a pillow for comfort and always check that I'm good and numb, pain free is what I like! Who doesn't? He does excellent work and has saved me from a few root canals! I highly recommend this place, not to mention it's in a beautiful location with some great garden viewa!



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Expert Dentist

Dr. Jerel Philip does excellent work. I lost some upper back teeth. Dr. Philip made a partial that fits just right. It makes eating a lot easier. He also did a great job on my fillings and crowns. The staff is very friendly. The hygienists do very thorough cleanings.
The staff is very helpful. I highly recommend Dr Philip.



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Do your homework!

I made the mistake of believing what they said about my dental insurance (what it would and wouldn't cover). So imagine my surprise when I opened a hefty bill. It's my fault for not double checking, but don't tell me you know when you really don't.

I will never ever ever go back. And I wouldn't recommend anyone going there who doesn't know EXACTLY what procedures, x-rays, and cleanings are covered.



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Great dentist

My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Philip for about five years now. The work that he has done has been excellent. I have had no issues. He has been able to repair bad fillings that other dentists have not been able to do. I love going to see him because he is really caring and friendly as is his staff. I have had different types of insurance and that has not influenced his treatment plan.



Do not go to this dentist

I went here a while ago and was told after my cleaning/examination that I would need one filling and seals put over a bunch of teeth that didn't have cavities but were semi likely to. When I came back to get this done, they explained that I would actually need fillings in all of those teeth which would require a series of many appointments. My suspicion is they changed what they were going to do when they figured out that I have really good insurance and would be able to afford just about anything with it.

They adjusted the one filling they did do extremely poorly despite me telling them repeatedly it didn't feel right. It had a chunk sticking off of it to begin with and is too low so I can't bite anything very hard without experiencing a lot of pain. Since then, the chunk caught on something and part of it ripped off leaving a jagged section in my mouth. I also have a lot of cold sensitivity since part of the filling was torn off.