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. Phillip S. 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 him. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, he continued his education at The University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He then attended UC San Francisco, receiving his Advanced Education in Dentistry. Upon completion of his post graduate residency training at UCSF, he entered into private practice in Santa Cruz, California. Even with his extensive education and over 20 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry, 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. He firmly believes in providing the comprehensive dental care services his patients need, offering everything from exams and hygiene to full mouth reconstructions.  He is a standing member of The American Academy of Facial Esthetics, The Monterey Bay Dental Society, The California Dental Association, and The American Dental Association. He 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 two sons, Owen and Carter. He also loves spending time outdoors whether he is mountain biking, wake boarding or helping coach the boys little league.

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.


Bryn Overly, RDA

Bryn has been a Registered Dental Assistant nearly 20 years. She enjoys helping people, caring for them and educating them on their oral health. In her off time, she enjoys her son, daughter, significant other and loves the outdoors: swimming, biking and hiking.



Trina Scott, RDA, Office Manager

Trina has worked in many different dental specialties over the past 28 years and is currently our office manager, making sure the office runs smoothly and the staff is also more supported. She is a big advocate for the patient and nothing brings her more joy than patient satisfaction in our office. Trina also loves spending time with her daughter Summer and son Reese and riding her horse “Shady”.

Chloe’ LaRussa, Scheduling Coordinator

Chloe’ has been in dental for almost 3 years now, starting at a specialty practice. You can find her up at the front answering phones, scheduling and making your treatment plans. She is very passionate about getting to know all our patients and making sure they receive quality attention and service.  Most of her life she was a cheerleader, played softball, sang and danced. When she is not in the office, Chloe’ loves spending time with her twin boys Mason and Noah who are always on the go!