Philip Vassilopoulos, DDS, DMD

Dr. Philip Vassilopoulos, also known as “Dr. Philip” or “Dr. V.” has both extensive clinical and academic experience as a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon. Dr. Philip hails from Athens, Greece, where he completed his DDS.  He then received his Certificate in Periodontology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2003. His passion for teaching Periodontology led him into an academic career from 2003 to 2014 at UAB. During this time, he completed his DMD and was promoted through the ranks and enjoyed serving as Director of the Graduate Program. He is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology, has lectured nationally and internationally as well as published peer-reviewed research.

Following his childhood dream to live in California, Dr. Philip, and his family relocated to Northern California in 2014 where he has worked in private practice in a multispecialty dental group. He has experience in the full scope of periodontology and implant dentistry. His main interest is to provide the best care and treatment options to patients based on solid evidence and innovative concepts.

Dr. Philip currently resides in the East Bay with his wife and 10 year-old daughter. In his free time he enjoys cheering on the SF Giants, and he is a longtime fan of baseball great Barry Bonds. Dr. Philip also roots for Cristiano Ronaldo and likes to play soccer himself whenever he can.  His other hobbies include traveling, spending time with his lovely family and listening to music; fun fact, Dr. Philip aspires to play the electric guitar someday, rock on Dr. V!

Dr. Vassilopoulos has been invited to give several presentations on national and international meetings and he has been the author of articles in periodontics and implant dentistry. He has been well respected as a teacher and mentor and he was the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award in 2007. 

Dr. Vassilopoulos has extended experience in the full scope of periodontics and implant dentistry. His interests are concentrated in providing the best treatment options to his patients based on solid evidence and innovative concepts. He is well known to the students and colleagues as a Master Clinician. 


  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • International Team of Implantology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • International College of Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Alameda Dental Society
  • Contra Costa Dental Society
  • American Dental Education Association