Meet Our Doctors


Dr. James Lipton, DDS

Meet Dr. Lipton – Best Dentist in Highland, IN

Dr. James Lipton is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials, procedures and techniques available to dentistry. He practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on personal relationships. In addition to his technical proficiency, Dr. Lipton is a careful listener and takes time to understand your needs and desires prior to making any decisions regarding treatment.

Dr. Lipton is the third generation in his family to practice dentistry receiving his doctorate at Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Lipton currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care at Indiana University School of Dentistry, Medical Center Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Lipton has amassed thousands of hours of continuing education in his quest to provide the highest quality of dentistry to his patients.

Dr. Lipton has received many distinguished honors in dentistry including:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Life Member, Indiana University Alumni Association
  • Leadership Award Recipient, Indiana Dental Association
  • L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education Continuum I-VI
  • Certificate, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business/American Dental Association Executive Management Program
  • Recipient of the Indiana Dental Association Presidential Citation
  • Certificate, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business/American Dental Association Executive Management Program
  • Elected by the Board of Trustee's of the American Dental Association to serve on the ADA Council on Insurance

Dr. Lipton lives in Munster with his wife Abby. They have three children Brad, Josh and Lauren, a new granddaughter named Leni and two delightful golden retrievers Bella and Harper.

Dr. Lipton is active in his community where he previously served on the Police and Fire Commission for 27 years. In his spare time, Dr. Lipton enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends.

Meet Our Caring Team

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Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been in dentistry for 38 years and have been in practice with Dr. Lipton since 2000. I am proud to be part of a practice dedicated to the Highest quality of care and commitment to the overall well-being of our patients.

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Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant for 25 years. I have worked diligently beside Dr. Lipton for the last 15+ years. I love this practice because we not only focus on excellence in dentistry, we create personal relationships with our patients.

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Dental Assistant

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Business Office

Mary serves our practice in a variety of functions from implementing the latest technologies and systems, to nurturing harmonious work conditions. She has a passion for helping the apprehensive dental patient connect with this office. She has a deep appreciation for relationship building as well as an acute sensitivity for the fearful dental patient. Her personal understanding of Obstructive Sleep Apnea inspires her to make great effort to steer sleep patients to this practice as well.

"I Have a great deal of respect for Dr. Lipton's outstanding quality of care, his heart for the patients and the impact he makes on them. I appreciate the skill and passion of his support staff as well and I really believe this is the best place for a patient to land. I'm honored to work here, it's more of a mission than a job".

Mary studied philosophy and theology, raised her children, and went on to be a caregiver for her mother. She joined our office in February of 2011 and is a current member of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers. She is committed to and excited about adding to her many hours of continuing education in all areas that equips her to serve our patients' best interest as well as contribute to the strength of the whole team. Mary is married, has 6 children and 4 grandchildren and 13 older siblings. She loves family time, reading (manuals) and computers.

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Loretta Lamb

Front Desk

I have been a dental receptionist for the better part of the last 9 ½ years. I have always had an interest in dentistry- in 3rd grade, I even did a Science Fair project on oral hygiene and the parts of a tooth!

People's smiles are what I notice first and I really enjoy seeing the smiles of our patients knowing that they have received the best care and actually look forward to coming back to see us! How many people can say that about their dentist office?

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Front Desk

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Our Dental Philosophy

Trusted Quality

We know how important it is to find the right dentist for your family. Dr. Lipton lives up to his reputation of being a dentist trusted by the community to deliver high-quality, life-changing results, and he is the number one choice for your family's care. If you're looking for a dentist that treats you right the first time, a team that genuinely cares, and a warm environment in which you can feel comfortable and at ease, than you're in the right hands. We will always serve you with the highest standard of care.

Comfortable, Anxiety-Free Care

We understand that it can be difficult to come to the dentist, but we promise you have nothing to fear here. Dr. Lipton has a special gift for treating patients with dental anxiety, and the care and service you will receive from our team cannot be matched. Beyond our kind and compassionate personalities, we also have a welcoming environment with pillows, blankets, big screen monitors, noise canceling headphones and private operatories to help you feel at ease. From your initial phone call to the completion of your treatment, we will do everything we can to make your time with us smooth and enjoyable.

Painless and Gentle Touch

What do patients love most about our practice? That they don't feel any pain here! We've had patients tell us again and again how they wished they had discovered us long ago because of how gentle and pain-free our treatments are. What's our secret? Dr. Lipton's technique, knowledge, deep empathy, genuine care and gentle touch. These combined make his care truly special and your experience pain-free.

Patient Education

Educating you about your oral systemic connection is of the utmost importance to us. We know that in order for you to enjoy lasting oral health and total-body wellness, as well as feel comfortable during your visit, you need to understand the "whys" behind your care. We take the time to present and thoroughly explain your health and treatment options. We happily welcome questions and do our best to provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations. It is our goal to equip you with the knowledge and power needed to make confident dental decisions and maintain lasting oral health and total-body wellness for years to come.

Personal Relationships

When was the last time it felt like you were visiting a friend when you went to the dentist? Well, that's exactly how you'll feel here. Dr. Lipton and his team are friendly, courteous, humorous and fun! They will always treat you as an individual and are sincerely engaged and interested your life. Why? Because they genuinely care.

Customized Treatment Planning

We are dedicated to improving your quality of life and your health by providing high-quality, comprehensive treatments that are custom-fit to meet your individual needs. When determining your treatment plan, Dr. Lipton takes into consideration your entire medical history, not just your mouth. He never performs a "quick fix" but instead determines the absolute best treatment and works with a trusted network of specialists to ensure you receive the right care to meet your needs. Between Dr. Lipton's wide range of comprehensive services and his dedication to excellence, you can feel confident that you will receive the highest standard of care.

If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We’re passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

Our team is skilled, knowledgeable and detailed.