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 up-to-date 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.
He enjoys running, reading, computers, boating, traveling, flying airplanes and helicopters, and home design/construction. He and his wife, Lynn, have enjoyed 33 years of marriage. Their son is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and is employed with a small start-up business in Washington, DC. Their home in the historic district, which they designed, is located a few blocks from the office.