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Dentist – Mangum, OK

Get to Know Dr. Dustin C. Lively

Mangum dentist Dustin C Lively DDS

Dr. Lively is a Hometown native of the Mangum community and has been caring for his patients' oral health since 1997. He is very proud to restore much more than just teeth for patients – he also helps them achieve greater self-confidence and an improved quality of life! To learn more about his background, keep reading below:

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Lively and team member treating dental patient

During his adolescent years, Dr. Lively had fairly crooked teeth and wore braces for a significant period of time. Going through this treatment process intrigued him about the oral healthcare field and made him think about becoming a dentist when he grew up. At the young age of 13, he made the decision that this was the career he really wanted. When he started on this adventure, he never dreamed of how rewarding an experience practicing dentistry could be in the long-run!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Outside view of dental office

After attending Western Oklahoma State College and Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Lively pursued his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He has also attended continuing education courses over more recent years, including advanced training from the prestigious Misch Implant Institute, and is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Lively volunteering at community event

Dr. Lively is married to his high school sweetheart Tuni and has three daughters named Loclynn, Lynsi, and Landri. His greatest passion is spending time with his family, whether they’re watching sports or vacationing to new places. He has also been involved in flying for over 10 years and truly has a strong love and respect for aviation. He is a big adventurer and loves trying new things. He even skydived once – just once! He hasn’t felt the need to jump out of a perfectly good airplane since.

Over the last couple of years, Dr. Lively has also found it very rewarding to work alongside Kingdom ComeUNITY and help with local and regional community development. He loves seeing neighborhoods grow and thrive!