Our office will be closed Friday, July 1st for the 4th of July. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, July 6th at 7:00am.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need to reach Dr. Philp, please call 952-442-4891 and follow the prompts to reach the emergency line.

About Our Office

At Philp Family Dentistry, our goal is to help you achieve a healthy, bright smile that you’ve always wanted through high quality, personalized dentistry. We’re here to make this happen for you.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring team in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

Philp Family Dentistry offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments to help you achieve your perfect smile. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available.

Meet the Doctor

Meet the Team

Amanda Field, Treatment Coordinator

Sam Swartzer, Patient Coordinator

Bridgette Halloran, LDA, Aspiring Dentist Extraordinaire

Looking back, I can see that I have always had an interest in dentistry. Growing up, I was the “at-home dentist” by helping my siblings wiggle out their baby teeth. After becoming a licensed dental assistant, I decided to pursue my love for dentistry further by becoming a dentist. I attended the University of St. Thomas and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science degree. Currently I am applying for dental school, while gaining experience in the field.

I grew up on a hobby farm in Plato, MN with my six siblings and was home-schooled for most of my life. We had an abundance of adventures on our farm, and hosted a variety of animals; raising Miniature Schnauzers, participating in 4-H club, taking our animals and homemade projects to the county and sometimes even the state fair. During the summer before my senior year my family moved to Waconia, and we have been here ever since.

There are many things I love about living in Minnesota: the beautiful green landscape in the summer, the many lakes for fishing and swimming, and especially the autumn. I love the crisp cool air, the magnificent colors, pumpkin lattes, apple orchards, cozy knit sweaters and the falling leaves.

When I have free time I like to go on adventurous walks and spend time outdoors. I also love to read, draw and spend time with my family. I enjoy story writing, playing the piano and I’m always down for a good cup of coffee!

Margaret Halloran, Scheduling Coordinator

I grew up in Plato, MN on a small farm with my family. I love being outdoors and spending time exploring nature. When my family moved to Waconia, I fell in love with the beautiful trails and lakes! I love working with people and helping in anyway I can.In my free time I enjoy taking my dog for walks and/or reading a good book while drinking tea. I also love spending time with my family, whether it’s playing board games or taking my nieces and nephews to the theater.

Rachel Mauser, Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field since 2009, both assisting and dental hygiene. I love working in the dentistry, where we get to directly impact patients’ health and wellness. In my personal time, I love to spend time with my husband and two-year-old son outside! We garden and can vegetables, go to the lake and take our dog out. We also go to the cabin whenever we get the chance!

Kelly Schow, Dental Hygienist

Samantha Swartzer, Patient Coordinator

I joined the Philp Family Dentistry team in August of 2019. I received my degree in dental assisting in 2014 from Hennepin Tech. After floating back and forth between assisting and the front desk, I found myself enjoying the insurance side of dentistry. I feel very blessed to be part of a team that is so passionate about what they do.

I live with my husband and our three kids on a farm in Mayer. Outside of work I love spending time with family and friends, especially summers up north, gardening and anything food related.

Jaimie Anderson, Licensed Dental Assistant

Bridgette Halloran, Licensed Dental Assistant

Vanessa Dalbec, Licensed Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 2006, and have been with Philp Family Dentistry since 2018, when it first started with Dr. Philp. In that time, I have particularly enjoyed learning from Dr. Philp and ensuring children have a fun and comfortable dental experience. My husband Joe and I recently moved to Hutchinson MN, where we live with our new daughter, Daphne. We also have two dogs, Chewy and Lucy, and two cats, Puffy and Cleo.
We enjoy gardening, fishing, boating, and cooking. I love to read novels, especially historical fiction about WW2. Someday we would love to start to travel more internationally. On our bucket list: Norway, New Zealand and Italy.

Vanessa Dalbec, Licensed Dental Assistant

I graduated from Dakota County Technical College with a degree in dental assisting. It's hard to believe I have been a dental assistant for nearly 12 years! I love the variety my job offers, and I most enjoy helping people have a positive experience at the dentist, especially children. Working in dentistry has taught me leadership and organization, as well as patience and sympathy.

As a MN native, I grew up in Burnsville but spent summers on my grandparents’ farm in rural Prior Lake. It seemed only natural that when my husband Joe and I married, we start a farm life. At our hobby farm in Cokato, Joe and I raise goats, chickens and pigs, and we have two dogs, Chewy and Keysha.

We love to use our farm to provide for us. We harvest and preserve from our large garden, make maple syrup, and use milk from our goats and eggs from the chickens. Good thing I love to cook and bake! I love the MN summers that allow me to garden, paddleboard, rollerblade, and walk my dogs. I love trying new restaurants, a good book, friends and family. Of course it's not complete without a craft beer or local wine!

Core Values

At Philp Family Dentistry, we offer high quality dental care, from cleanings and fillings to complete smile makeovers and reconstruction, we strive for beauty and health in all we do. We focus on care that will help you maintain your healthy smile for the rest of your life, including a Cavity Prevention Program, customized recommendations for products and referrals to top Specialist Providers in the area.

Beyond dentistry, we are a team of smart, dedicated women who love what we do. We work together as a TEAM everyday, putting our common goals above personal gains in order to provide you with the best care possible. We work each day with COMPASSION for each other and for our patients. We promise to stay FOCUSED on you and your care, safety, and well-being. We have dedicated our careers to your oral health, and we do each step of our jobs with INTEGRITY. We are honest, forthright, careful, and yes, maybe even a bit prideful.