See What Our Great Patients Have to Say About James Lipton, DDS
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My crippling fear of the dentist was gone after my first visit, Dr. Lipton is going to be the only person I will let work on my teeth.
I could not overlook the professional atmosphere and caring attitude of the staff.
I appreciate Dr. Lipton’s Positive attitude, dedication and love that he puts in to his work. -Bobby Pompey
Simply the most professional competent team I’ve have ever experienced.
I have had extensive treatment completed with Dr. Lipton and his associates and not only was it performed flawlessly but with artistry. The results were beautiful beyond expectation. Forty years of problems have been corrected and I have my life back. – Danica K.
Excellent, No pain before or after…One of those guys that you even want to come to even see when you don’t have any problems With your teeth…He’s that fun! – – Karey Foster
At my first visit I was a nervous wreck…Now I love coming to the dentist! – Roberta Bigott
I’ve enjoyed coming to Dr. Lipton for my dental appointments since 1994 and hope to continue in the future. Never in a million years did I think I would use the words “enjoyed” and “dental appointments” in the same sentence! – Marge Casmir
I had an eating disorder.. Dr. Lipton is an advocate for his patients. I am moved by him as a person… A phenomenal educator. – Nikki Jahovic
They understood my fear and made me comfortable…He let me explain my fears and didn’t rush me along, he gave me time to move to the next step. – Sally Abdullah
I was very scared and nervous, Now I am relaxed and comfortable during my dental visits. I’m having extensive work done to improve my teeth and gums. Dr Lipton and his staff will Work with you to do whatever it takes to make you feel at ease and comfortable. – Tom Havlicek
Simply a perfectionist! I am personally grateful to have such a great doctor. I am not going to let any other doctor touch my teeth. – Anna Y
I’ve been with Dr. Lipton for 21 years. This office exudes professionalism and warmth from the time you walk in. – Marlin Coutee
I could not overlook the professional atmosphere and caring attitude of the staff.
I appreciate Dr. Lipton’s Possitive attitude, dedication and love that he puts in to his work. – Bobby Pompey
My visit with the hygienist was so enjoyable. It was the best personal interaction I had all week. And to think I started out here as an apprehensive patient! – Robert K.
I started with Dr. Lipton’s dad in dentistry in 1981 until he retired. James was finishing dental school. My daughter was one of his first patients. I’ve since moved over in 1983. James has always been great and he’ll make you laugh with you beautiful teeth! – Norman W.
It was recommended that I at least consult with Dr. Lipton by my neighbor and someone whose opinion was important to me. Also, my dad who had received services in the past from Dr. Lipton, in need of current care, had been sharing his intent to return to his practice. I was able to get in and felt, finally the numerous issues of my mouth were being addressed in a plan that focused on all my concerns and preserving as much as possible, that which could be. I feel that I am on the appropriate course for my total mouth restoration. For this I am grateful.
In January 2013, I needed a root canal. I called Endodontics Incorporated in Merriville and was scheduled with Dr. Robert A. Corns. The procedure was a success. I told Dr. Corns that I was looking for a new dentist and he referred me to Dr. James M. Lipton of Highland. Dr. Lipton is on the faculty of Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, educating dentists-to-be. They both know and practice techniques today that may not be available in other dental offices for months, if not years to come. Dr. Lipton has designed a treatment plan for me. He does not just repair for today and hope that it will last for a while. He looks to the future when he does any work on a patient. I have told my friends about these gentlemen. To me, the best ad for someone is word of mouth. These dentists are fantastic. They are in a class all their own. No one needs to travel to Chicago; these dentists are both local and bring worldwide knowledge and practice to us. I believe in fate, angels and miracle. I truly believe that angels were watching over me when they guided me to Dr. Corns, who in turn directed me to Dr. Lipton. Thanks, guys, I will always be grateful.
Luck, love and blessings. And with deepest gratitude,
I have been a patient of Dr. Lipton since August of 2004. During my frequent appointments in almost a decade, Dr. Lipton always greeted me with a friendly smile, extremely gentle, a very good listener, answers to all my questions patiently and makes it simple to understand, caring, detail oriented and perfectionist, tries his best to save my teeth and educate me to keep my teeth healthy.
Dr. Lipton has almost thirty years of experience; he is a professor in various universities, loves what he does for a living and has a state of the art facility.
Dr. Lipton has such friendly and knowledgeable staffs that have been enjoying working with him for many years. It is so comforting to see the same friendly faces which are rare, now a day.
I consider myself blessed and lucky to have Dr. Lipton as my dentist for the last nine years. I highly recommend choosing Dr. Lipton as your dentist for many years to come. He tries so hard to the best of his ability to comfort patients, especially the difficult and nervous ones, like me.
I thank Dr. Lipton for dedicating his life to serve patients.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Patient since July 1990
10 hours surgery to begin the road back to a healthy mouth!!
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.
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!
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:
• Dr. Lipton isn’t just a dentist. He’s concerned about his patients and other health problems they have. He helped me by finding me someone to help with a problem not related to dentistry. This is highly appreciated because he did it for me without me asking him to find someone for me.
• Dr. Lipton himself called me on the weekend with a follow-up call about my health (I haven’t had a call from any doctor to check up on my health since the sixties).
• Dr. Lipton’s staff called several times to ask about my husband during his hospital stay. This gave him encouragement. There’s more, but I would have to write a book about them.
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.
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.