Dentist joins Orrville practice

Dentist joins Orrville practice

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Daniel Phillips distributed a letter earlier this year asking to join dental offices in Northeast Ohio upon graduation from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. John Lyons of Orrville received the letter but set it aside as he was not considering a partner at that time.

A few weeks later, Lyons received a phone call from a woman at his church. Her granddaughter’s husband was graduating from dental school, and she said he really should consider meeting with him, just to talk.

That phone call was from Melissa Phillips’ grandmother, and it was her granddaughter’s husband, Daniel, who had written to Lyons. Prompted by the call, Lyons followed through, and once the dentists talked, they discovered they would make a good team.

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Oct. 18 to celebrate the new partnership of Lyons & Phillips Dental, 1440 W. High St., Orrville.

Phillips is a native of Wadsworth and attended the University of Akron and Wayne College, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then proceeded to obtain his doctorate in dental surgery at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he graduated magna cum laude. He and his wife currently live in Smithville.

Growing up in Rocky River, Lyons found a passion for dentistry at an early age. After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1983, he moved to Orrville and began his dental career.

Lyons hired a hygienist, and five years later they were married. John and Tammy Lyons have served the Orrville community for nearly 40 years, providing oral care to multiple generations of local families.

“Daniel and John have the same temperament and values, which has made this new partnership work well,” Tammy Lyons said. “Melissa is also his dental assistant, same as I am to John.”

“It’s going great. I am very happy to have an extra hand,” Dr. Lyons said when asked how the partnership was going.

Phillips was attracted to the practice because of the wide age range of the patients.

“We have young families and even a couple of 100-year-old patients,” Phillips said. “The relationships you have with your patients is something I value. It’s very important.”

Phillips is currently accepting new patients. Call 330-683-1906 to schedule an appointment or visit