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I have the best profession in the world, providing Dental Healthcare in Battle Creek, Michigan. When I was a child, many hours of my day was spent drawing and enjoying the artistic side of my brain. It was while I was working towards my Eagle Scout, on my Dentistry Merit Badge, in Boy scouts, that I spent some time with my childhood Dentist.

I discovered that you can blend science, medicine, and healthcare with artistry, as you might say "I was hooked".

I graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry in 2000 and returned to my hometown. In March 2001, Dr. Richard Rivard sold me his dental practice and in January 2009, I acquired the practice of the deceased Dr. Dominic Cannatti.

My journey has led me to many wonderful experiences and friendships. After graduating, I joined the Oakridge Study Club; which is comprised of excellent dentists and specialists all from the Battle Creek area. It was there that I learned one of the most valuable lessons ever; it was that I did not graduate from Dental School knowing everything! I was so impressed with the clinical skills/knowledge of my colleagues; but I was more impressed at how they interacted with their patients. This was where my professional career improved by visiting the Pankey Institute, in Key Biscayne, Florida.

During a span of over 7 years I would spend one week a year at the Pankey Institute. It was there that I learned about comprehensive care, that every patient is unique and that it is my obligation to listen to their needs and provide the necessary treatment that the patient desires. The human body is an amazing feat of engineering and the mouth is the gateway to the body. Dentistry is not just "drilling on teeth"; it is improving the lives and health of our patients.

I learned occlusion (how the teeth come together and function), restorative dentistry (crowns and fillings) and splint therapy (treating an individual who has Temporomandibular Joint Disorder). The Pankey Institute also instills that I cannot just have a professional life, that there must be balance between Family, Health and Spirituality.

The next stop on my journey was with the Schuster Center for Professional Development, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Michael Schuster and his amazing staff educated my staff and me on communication skills, operating a successful business and most importantly honed our skills on listening even further.

I truly enjoy my team and patients. We make every attempt to listen to our patients' desires and needs, and then formulate a plan of action to meet those desires and needs, using the most advanced materials and techniques available.

I have been married to my amazing wife, Renae, since 2002. She is also my business partner; I like to refer to her as the Chief Financial Officer. We have four beautiful children Kooper, Kamden, KaiLani and Kolten. I enjoy golfing, hunting, boating, coaching my kids' baseball and basketball teams and relaxing with my family.


Dr. Kip & Renae
The Etheridge Family
Kolten, Kooper,
Kamden, KaiLani

Family picnic on the beach at Disney
Kooper, Kamden, KaiLani, Kolten, Dr. Kip, Renae

 

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Dr. Kip Etheridge has the experience you expect and the credentials you can trust!
American Dental Associaton

American Dental Association

Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.

ADA Vision Statement: To be the recognized leader on oral health.

ADA Mission Statement: The ADA is the professional association of dentists that fosters the success of a diverse membership and advances the oral health of the public.
Michigan Dental Association

Michigan Dental Association

The state component of the American Dental Association guided by integrity and ethics, and committed to the improvement of the public's overall health. The Michigan Dental Association believes that:
  • Oral health is integral to overall health;
  • In an inclusive environment that embraces diversity;
  • That the profession of dentistry and the oral health team must be lead by dentists to ensure the safety of the public; and
  • That life-long learning is critical to excellence in patient care
The Schuster Center

The Schuster Center for Professional Development

The Schuster Center for Professional Development was founded in 1978 by Dr. Michael Schuster. It is a preeminent dental office management school for dentists. This continuum of motivating lectures and classes inspires dentists to become their best by bringing their values to life in their practices. The Schuster Center is dedicated to improvement, innovation, integrity and excellence in all aspects of personal and professional development.
Pankey Institute

The Pankey Institute

The Pankey Institute has been a premier source for postgraduate dental education since 1972 that enables general dentists to:
  • Master advanced technical skills and gain confidence to perform them.
  • Develop trusting relationships with clients to provide comprehensive and individualized optimal care.
  • Improve dentistry for more predictable and long lasting results.
Academy of General Dentistry

Academy of General Dentistry"

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education.