Thanks for all the time you spent with me. Thanks to all who work for you, my teeth feel good even had a steak one night.
My first visit with Dr. Lipton, I was a nervous wrec. He reassured me that everything would be fine and I would be pain free. It's six months later now, and I love coming to the dentist. Dr. Lipton and his staff are wonderful and professional!
I have been going to Dr. Lipton for a few years now, I would not even think about going to someone else. The whole office staff is very nice, kind, and they all care about you. Dr. Lipton is very gentle, if you need to get numb, you do not feel the shot. If you are afraid like I was, go see Dr. Lipton, you will see what I am talking about.
I'm a very apprehensive patient. Dr. Lipton made me very comfortable and at ease. I would recommend him to anyone that has issues with going to a dentist.
Dr. Lipton and his entire staff are great, no pain ever. Very friendly and courteous. I love all of them; excellent work.
The first time I met Dr. Lipton was back in the late 80's. I had gone in to his office with a swollen cheek. As it turned out I had an abscessed tooth. He explained what needed to be done but the swelling had to go down first. the next day while I was at work I got a phone call from him personally just to ask me how I was feeling and was I in any pain. I was shocked that he would take the time to call me.
Dr. Lipton and his entire staff are always so pleasant and always smiling and they put you at such ease that you calm down immediately (if you are nervous) and that makes your visit so nice and relaxing.
It is such a pleasure to have a doctor and his staff treat you so well and actually show how they care for their patients.
I highly recommend Dr. Lipton's dental practice. I recently moved to the area and required major dental reconstruction. This included root canals, dental implants and multiple crowns. My experience with Dr. Lipton and his wonderful staff was truly exceptional. They focus on patient comfort and highest quality techniques. My resulting reconstruction is fabulous!
Since becoming a patient of Dr. Lipton's, I can say for the first time in my life that I actually look forward to my trip to the dentist. It's almost like visiting friends and the dentistry is just a side effect of my visit. I have referred other people in the family who also feel the same way. Dr. Lipton is so caring and concerned about his patients it makes it so easy to trust him.
“Dr. Lipton has consistently been at the forefront of dentistry since his graduation from Indiana University in 1982” says his nominator Dr. Gene Ranieri, Highland IND., an honorary alumnus of the IU School of Dentistry.
Dr. Lipton's pioneering efforts over the past generation have been in the area of patient care for Hoosiers who have great difficulty maintaining their oral health because of medical challenges, severe disabilities, or a debilitating fear of seeking dental treatment. “He started the only interdisciplinary hospital dental program in Indiana for medically compromised and severely handicapped patients, thereby allowing these special underserved patients access to care that previously was not available at the level of care” says Dr. Ramieri.
Dr. Lipton, a private pracitioner Highland, has pursued a variety of educational programs throughout his career to provide the best possible care to both this private practice patients and those he cares for in hospital settings. He completed the L.D Pankey Institute Continuum in 1997 and the American Dental Association-sponsored executive management program at Northwestern University's Kellog School of Management in 2005. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Lipton first began working with hospitalized patients in the mid-1980's, when he was named medical director of the Indiana Dental Care Center at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Dyer and Hobart, Ind. He has long been affiliated with St. Margaret Mercy hospital in Dyer and Hammond, Ind., and with Community and Heartland Memorial hospitals in Munster.
One of the finest decisions a successful and caring member of the dental profession can make in his or her career is to focus attention on the future vigor of that profession, and Dr. Lipton is doing just that. In September 2009 he accepted an appointment as an adjunct instructor through the IU dental school's Department of Restorative Dentistry that is allowing him to present fourth-year dental students with an elective course. Working with a team of dentists from north-west Indiana, Dr. Liipton offers students a multidisciplinary treatment planning workshop through the school's extra-mural program.
“I have known him professionally and personally since 1985” says Dr. Ranieri. “I know of no other dentist that holds himself to a higher standard of care for his patients than Dr. Lipton.”
Everyone is great, and treat you like you're family. I will recommend to everyone. Thanks for everything!
Betty Jo Speelman
I am 28 years old and I only have 18 teeth left. I have been traumatized by previous dental work and five failed root canals. Dr. Lipton and his staff are the most professional, caring, honest, gentle dental group I have ever been with. I am so thankful for them and their dedication to ensuring that dental health procedures are not painful, scary, or traumatic. Thank you all so much for what you do every day. If you are in need of a great dental experience, Dr. Lipton is your man.
People make the difference. The people here are wonderful. I believe that the service is connected with the people. People, difference, service. Difference, people, service—any way you put it, it comes out wonderful.
My experience with Dr. Lipton has been far more superior than any dentist I have ever had. There has been no pain during any procedure necessary. I recommend him highly, and actually enjoy attending my appointments knowing the end results will be successful.
I consider myself lucky to have discovered a talented, caring, and gentle dentist. Though I have known Dr. Lipton for years, it is only recently that I have availed myself of his professional services. I like that he takes the time to snap photos to show me what he is doing. I like that he helps me prioritize my treatment plan, thus keeping the care I receive within my personal budget. I like that he told me the truth when he said I would never experience pain. I actually fell asleep once when he was in the middle of grinding down a tooth for crown preparation! I like that he is the obvious leader of the office. And I am flattered that he sometimes asks me to reassure apprehensive new patients. I could go on and on…
Awesome. Dr. Lipton really cares about my concerns. The staff and Dr. Lipton work very hard to make sure that the patient is completely satisfied, and when I leave Dr. Lipton's office, I am a happy camper.
My dental experience has indeed been a challenge. Dr. Lipton has transformed my mouth from what it was to an artful display of dental beauty. I am deeply appreciative of his dental expertise.
Thank you Dr. Lipton and your entire wonderful staff for the time, understanding and care you took with me. It was special and appreciated.
Dr. Lipton saved my life. I was so fearful and had such phobia of dentist that I could not even watch a toothpaste commercial. I would get up and leave the room.
When I made the phone call, the girl who answered the phone was so comforting I felt like I didn't have to hang up on her. Dr. Lipton went out of his way to meet with me that same day. When I got there, he put my fears to ease immediately. He made me feel like I was his only concern.
I followed through with my dental surgery and I continue to see him every six months. I remember being so petrified of even sitting in “the chair” and now I can fall asleep in “the chair!”
The biggest change for me is that when I look back on photographs, I am smiling, whereas prior to surgery, I never smiled and always covered my mouth with my hands. Dr. Lipton gave me back my smile.
Thank you, Dr. Lipton, from the bottom of my heart! You gave me a new life. Just remembering what I was and went through to now brings tears to my eyes.
Over 15 years ago, I knew I desperately needed to see a dentist. I hadn't been to one for almost 20 years due to my severe case of dental phobia. While reading the newspaper one day, I saw an ad for Dr. James Lipton and it stressed that his specialty was patients with dental phobias. I got the courage to set up an appointment to see him. He examined my mouth, then explained all the work that needed to be done. I was still anxious about it, but he reassured me everything would be done in one day, and I wouldn't feel anything. It was in an operating room setting. I had gum disease which he cleared up, as well as other work that needed to be done on my teeth. I am so glad I went to him and had this done. Now I see him every three months and am diligent about my oral health care. I wouldn't go to any other dentist, and I've recommended him to other people.
My fear of dentists was so severe that I avoided them completely for over a decade. My mouth was a complete mess. On my initial visit, the first thing I noticed was how gentle his touch was as he examined me. He calms your fears by letting you know exactly what is going to happen and how long the procedure will last. If he says, “this will only take one more minute,” I can count 60 seconds in my head, and he is done. It took some time and repeated visits to conquer my longstanding fears, but sixteen years later, Dr. Lipton and all my own teeth are still with me!
P.S. The staff are outstanding at remembering what they can do to make you the most comfortable, and your visit as stress free as possible, right down to which flavor of fluoride rinse you prefer.
Three years ago, I walked into Dr. Lipton's office knowing that I needed a lot of work done; while being terrified of dental procedures. When I informed him of this, he suggested that I have the bulk of the work done in a hospital setting and with a general anesthetic. I readily agreed, and arrangements were made at a surgery center. Even though I was still apprehensive, it turned out to be a very comfortable and reasonably pleasant experience. Dr. Lipton and his staff and the surgery center's staff were all kind caring professionals. Most of my work was accomplished in a few hours. I would recommend this to anyone like me who has a phobia of dental work.
To all those with a fear of going to the dentist: Please Read!
I was the worst dental patient, because of a dentist that yelled at me at an early age. He yelled at me because I had a severe gagging problem. I did not go to the dentist for at least ten years after that. I felt that no one understood my problem – no one!
In 1990, I heard about the Dental Fear & Phobia Center located in Indiana. I realized if I was going to save my teeth, I better give them a call. They assured me that they understood what I was going through. I made an appointment. After 16 ½ years, I'm still a patient.
In 1999, I fell and did a lot of damage to my teeth. I had extensive trauma to my anterior teeth which resulted in several visits to Dr. Lipton to determine a definitive treatment plan. My initial visits resulted in setting my mind at ease regarding the pain I had always associated with dental care. Dr. Lipton took time with me and patiently brought me out of my fears. The treatment plan he devised was fully explained to me and included assurance that I was not the gagger I had been diagnosed as being in addition to setting my mind so much at ease that I no longer dread dental care. I have regular check ups and actually feel healthier as an added result of proper care of my teeth. Anyone with dental fears of any kind can rely on the office staff, hygienists, and Dr. Lipton to set one's mind at ease. I know-I was one of the worst cases of dental phobia.
If you live in Northwest Indiana you are fortunate because you have access to Dr. James Lipton, who in my opinion is an exceptional dentist.
The highest quality dental service as well as patient care and compassion are what will be found in Dr. Lipton's office. He is an extremely skilled dentist and very conscientious about all dental procedures he performs making certain all his work is perfect and acceptable before he releases his patient.
He has a wonderful well trained and qualified staff that is always eager to please and assist with all the patients needs.
Each and every patient is treated as if he or she is very special. Patient comfort is a priority in Dr. Lipton's office. If you come in feeling nervous and apprehensive I know when you leave you will be feeling just the opposite.
Every visit for me has been more like a visit to a friend's house than a dreaded trip to the dentist office. I actually look forward to my dental appointments to visit my friends.
I believe because of your satisfaction with Dr. Lipton you will recommend him to those who might ask, "Do you know a good dentist?" Your reply will be, "Yes I do. His name is Dr. James Lipton, an exceptional dentist."
Thank you Dr. Lipton. I have the happiest teeth in town!
The best thing I did was to have Dr. Lipton take care of my needs. I wanted an upper denture because my teeth were in rough shape. Dr. Lipton agreed and a plan of care was mapped. I have never used any product to hold my denture in place. I have never had any discomfort since i got my denture. I can eat, drink and talk normally. The denture gives me my smile back - no pain keeps me smiling. Thanks to Dr. Lipton and his wonderful caring staff.
The office staff is so helpful and pleasant. This has been a very good experience for me. Dr. Lipton is a talented and very pleasant dentist. I was treated with respect and my new dentures with implants feel wonderful.
Excellent work by Dr. Lipton. No pain. He understands patients needs and vulnerability. The office staff is efficient and delightful!
My name was Chicken Biggie!
I gave myself this name over 40 years ago. I hated to think about going to the dentist because my secret fear of them would be exposed. I, Chicken Biggie, had to go to my family doctor to get a tranquilizer before going for a dental appointment.
My husband told me I wouldn't have the same experience with Dr. Lipton. Of course, I didn't believe him, but my tooth was hurting too much not to go.
I went for my first appointment (for the first time without a tranquilizer), Dr. Lipton worked on me, and I didn't have a need for pain medication when I left his office. He's hired the nicest, the friendliest, as well the most professional people anyone could find to staff his office. In fact, everyone was so friendly that I couldn't believe it myself. So I decided to come back and get some other necessary things done. That's why I signed up for more dental work. I wanted to be treated in that atmosphere.
Here are my reasons:
This is the treatment I wish I could get at any doctors office. I no longer fear going to the dentist (as long as it's Dr. Lipton). I've stopped calling myself Chicken Biggie. So if you want to experience the feeling of being at home while you're getting dental treatment… Call Dr. Lipton.
At my first appointment I was embarrassed at the condition of my mouth but was immediately put at ease. The staff and Dr. Lipton were OUTSTANDING! I really felt that I have a new lease on life. My sincere gratitude, I can smile again!
From the moment I stepped into the office, I was treated with kindness. I felt in complete comfort. Dr. Lipton took time to explain everything. He's concerned for each of his patients. I've just moved here and feel confident in continuing to be a patient of Dr. Lipton and his great staff.
More than happy with the excellence evident in this practice—the dentistry is exceptional; the staff professional—overall, my experience has been great! My “teeth” have never looked better.
Let's start with a great staff, a well-run office—everyone is pleasant. Dr. Lipton explains every procedure thoroughly and listens to the patient too. I feel confident that I will be smiling more often. My new dentures are really natural and beautiful looking. Thank you, Dr. Lipton, for a pleasant experience. I am truly grateful.
Dr. Lipton is the most gentle, patient dentist that I have ever been to. I have been to several dentists throughout my life and I must say that he is absolutely the best! I am no longer afraid to have my dental work done. He and his staff go out of their way to make you feel calm and comfortable. I would recommend his office to any patient who has dental fears or phobias. The office staff is very friendly and really get to know their patients! I couldn't ask for a better dentist!
I will NEVER need dentures with Dr. Lipton and his support staff. Thank you, Dr. Lipton!
When I went to see Dr. Lipton for the first time I had a mouth full of problems which included cavities, missing teeth, and poor quality work done by other dentists.
Dr. Lipton did a full evaluation and we discussed my options and prices. From root canals to dental implants there were no surprises.
I can finally say for once in my life I have a full set of good teeth and it was done painlessly and in a short period of time. He took great care to evaluate my smile after each procedure. Even when I thought I wanted to just take a more non-invasive procedure, he assured me I would be happier with the plan he was presenting and I certainly am grateful to him and his staff for that support.
His staff does an awesome job of coordinating all the procedures, insurance and payments and most of all making you feel comfortable with any doubts or apprehensions I had.
Overall, I had a great experience and would highly recommend Dr. Lipton and his staff to anyone.
Dr. Lipton is a very good dentist. When I came to see him the first time, my teeth were rotten. He fixed my mouth to where I could smile again. I'll be forever thankful.