Dr. Hand is a native of New Bern and a third generation New Bern dentist. He graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria Virginia, graduated with Honors from NC State University in Raleigh, and graduated in 1981 from the UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, at that time the top ranked dental school in the country. He returned to New Bern and established the area's first group dental practice with his father and six other dentists. His current office was built in 1996 upon his father's retirement.
Dr. Hand regularly attends courses and seminars to stay current with the newest materials and procedures, particularly in cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor earned through extensive continuing dental education, and is a founding member of a local dental study club devoted to complex interdisciplinary dental care.
He enjoys running, reading, restoring older fiberglass boats for his family's enjoyment, traveling, flying airplanes and helicopters, and home design/construction. He and his wife, Lynn, have enjoyed 38 years of marriage. Their recently married son is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate living in Washington, DC. Their home in the historic district, which they designed, is located a few blocks from the office.