Dental Team

All our professionals at Phillip S. Zeip, D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Growing up in Aptos, California, Dr. Zeip was very interested in art and the complexities of science. That, along with his caring and compassionate nature, made dentistry a perfect career choice for Dr. Phillip Zeip. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Zeip continued his education at The University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Dr. Zeip then attended UC San Francisco receiving his Advanced Education in Dentistry. Upon completion of Dr. Zeip's post graduate residency training at UCSF he entered into private practice in Santa Cruz, California.Dr. Zeip has 15 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. Even with his extensive education, Dr. Zeip continues to increase his knowledge and skills by attending continuing education courses to keep current in state of the art procedures and techniques. Dr. Phillip Zeip firmly believes in providing the comprehensive dental care services his patients need. That means Dr. Zeip offers everything from exams and hygiene to full mouth reconstructions.Dr. Zeip is a standing member of The American Academy of Facial Esthetics, The Monterey Bay Dental Society, The California Dental Association, and the  The American Dental Association. Dr. Zeip is a member of D.O.C.S Education with certification in adult and pediatric Oral Conscious Sedation as well as an Invisalign provider.When Dr. Zeip is not helping his patients achieve healthy smiles he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dana, and their two sons, Owen and Carter. He also loves spending time outdoors whether he is mountain biking, helping coach little league or walking his dog, Max. 


HYGIENIST Patricia Anderson, RDH, BS

Born right here in Santa Cruz County, Patricia has been in dentistry since the 1970’s, first as a Registered Dental Assistant working in Watsonville, then in North Lake Tahoe for many years.After returning to college and receiving her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1984 and her Bachelor of Science in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis in 1999, she has been working continuously since graduation as a hygienist.Being a preventive periodontal therapist and certified in soft tissue laser therapy. She also served as an examiner for the California and Western Regional dental hygiene licensing boards. Patricia is an avid equestrian, riding her Arabian horse “Ben” and as a team they have won numerous competitive long distance trail events. She lives in Aptos with her husband Craig, and their two dogs.