We couldn’t be happier to have Dr. Brittany Hand join 333 Dental Care! She looks forward to serving you all of your dental needs as well as getting to know patients on a personal level. Below, you can read her detailed bio and learn about her story on not only joining the practice, but choosing dentistry as her career and her personal life outside the practice doors. She can’t wait to build long-lasting relationships with you and your family for many years to come!
Dentist – Mangum, OK
Get to Know Dr. Brittany Hand
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Hand knew that she wanted to be a dentist since she was in sixth grade. She wanted to be an orthodontist because she saw how much it changed her confidence when she felt good about her smile. However, after completing her second year of dental school, she fell in love with general dentistry. She loved the ability to help patients in such a variety of ways. Not only did she enjoy the esthetic component, but also the ability to help relieve their pain. She was able to improve their confidence by changing their smiles, relieve their discomfort or sensitivity, and build relationships with them that could last so much longer.
However, if there is one person who convinced her to pursue dentistry professionally, it was her father. Growing up with his Christian influence, Dr. Hand’s father cared very deeply about making sure she was raised with the right morals and worked to serve others. He always taught her that she was given this ability to be a dentist and strongly encouraged her to serve the world in ways that most people do not have the opportunity to do.
Today, Dr. Hand is very excited to join Dr. Lively as she recognizes his commitment to practicing good morals and faith for his practice. While Dr. Hand is from the same area that 333 Dental Care is located in, she didn’t think she’d be returning home to start her dental career. Once she got the chance to meet with Dr. Lively and his practice, she had a complete change of heart. Not only does he have a go-getter attitude that she simply loves, but she gets to serve the very same people and area that both her and her husband are from. In fact, the practice is just 25 minutes away from the community she grew up in. Just when she thought the small-town part of her life was over, she came right back to her hometown and hasn’t thought twice about it since beginning her dream job!
What is Your Educational Background?
After completing her undergraduate education at Texas A&M University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, she would go on to enroll into the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. During her time at the College of Dentistry, Dr. Hand was President of the Oklahoma chapter of the American Student Dental Association and served as a committee lead of “Kid’s Day” a pediatric service day. She enjoys working with kids and helping them understand the importance of their oral health. As a mother herself, you can trust her to make your child’s next dental appointment a comfortable one.
Additionally, Dr. Hand enjoys mentoring students who are interested in going to dental school and providing them the resources they need to get started in dentistry should they decide to pursue this path. Whether it’s by offering insight to the field or helping them complete their necessary applications, she’s always ready to help. You can also find her volunteering with the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, being involved with organized dentistry, and dental mission trips serving care to those in need.
What is Your Life Like Outside the Office?
If there’s one thing she never gets tired of, it’s hanging out with friends and family, including her son Lincoln and her husband Cale. They also have two dogs, including a blue heeler Australian shepherd mix named Shadow and a Boykin Spaniel named Gunner. In their free time, they enjoy spending time at the lake, where Dr. Hand’s husband enjoys fishing. They also love having family cornhole tournaments and watching football as they are a huge sports family!