Meet Our Dentists in Salinas, CA

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Dr. Philip Lips owner of TLC Dentistry and a dentist in Salinas, CA

Philip Lips DDS

Owner and Founder of TLC Dentistry
Dr. Lips graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Southern California in 1962 and opened his first practice of General Dentistry in Salinas. A member of the American Dental Association since his student years at the University of Southern California, he taught in the dental hygiene program at Cabrillo College.

Since childhood, Dr. Lips has loved trains and has become both a history buff, regarding railroads and a master builder of model trains. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two young grandsons Nick and Christopher, with whom he shares his interest in trains. He has also appeared locally as a character actor with the Western Stage. He is fond of music and enjoys being a choral singer. A lover of birds, he has a bird bath and feeders visible from his dental operatory.

Dr. Sami Sreis who is a Salinas dentist

Sami Sreis DDS

Your dentist in Salinas, CA
Dr.Sreis graduated Dentistry from the University of Montreal in 2014, after completing a Bachelors Degree from McGill University. He then chose to embark on a journey across North America, far from the icy cold winters of Montreal to pursue a residency program in San Jose California, the heart of Silicone Valley. Shortly after, with the Golden States’ dreamy weather and stunning landscape, he decided to make California his new home, and he moved to the beautiful Central Coast, where he’s been practicing dentistry ever since.
“I am blessed to have chosen dentistry as a profession. I absolutely love what I do as a dentist. For me, dentistry isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle. It’s on my mind from the second I wake up until I lay down at night. My passion is smile designing; transforming people’s lives by restoring their health and confidence through natural, beautiful smiles. Dentistry is continuously evolving and as an ambassador of education, I am stimulated by the forever growth and improvement of my field of work. I am driven to continue investing in education with the ultimate goal of providing an improved, more enjoyable, and predictable patient experience.” 
Outside of dentistry, he is a health and fitness enthusiast with a predominant love for game of soccer. Soccer has been a huge part in his life from a very young age, and his love for the game continues to help him stay accountable and maintain a highly active lifestyle. He also loves traveling and exploring different cultures. He enjoys reading about self-development, blogging about dentistry and lifestyle, and has a growing interest in photography, notably artistic dental photography.
At TLC Dentistry, we're a passionate, professional dental team striving to provide outstanding comprehensive dental care utilizing state-of-the-art technology. We pride ourselves on creating lasting relationships in a safe and welcoming environment. Our mission is to change lives one smile at a time.

Providing Comprehensive Dentistry in Salinas, CA

Both of our dentists in Salinas, CA believes all of our patients are family. That’s why they strive to provide the latest methods dentistry has to offer. From high-quality care to same-day dentistry, you;re in good hands at TLC Dentistry. Some of the services our dentists offer include:
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Same-Day Dentistry

Thanks to the advancement in technology, it’s possible to receive your crown restorations in just one appointment!

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Dental Implants

Give your smile a second chance with dental implants. Our Salinas dentists can beautifully place and restore most dental implants to blend seamlessly with your smile.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you ready to change the look of your smile? Smile loud and proud with cosmetic dentistry. We offer life-changing solutions, including Invisalign and professional teeth whitening.

See How We Create Smiles

TLC is exactly that! Best dental services delivered by an awesome team of attentive, trust worthy and caring professionals. I’ve been a TLC patient for 30+ years. My children have been patients through baby teeth and braces, never fearful of the “dreaded” dental visits. We can’t imagine going anywhere else.

Mari B., Actual TLC Dentistry Patient

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