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Ryan Brittingham

Ryan L. Brittingham, DDS grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas.  He was the oldest brother of 3 sisters and his entire young life revolved around sports and the outdoors growing up.  He lettered in 5 sports in High School (Tennis, Basketball, Football, Track, and Cross Country) and has loved to hunt, fish, and camp his entire life and still does today.  He is proud to be an Eagle Scout and feels he uses something he learned in scouting every day of his life.  He loved it so much he actually ended up marrying his Scout Leader’s daughter and they have 3 amazing kids and have been happily married the past 26+ years.  Ryan and Kellie both attended the University of Kansas for undergrad and Ryan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology.  Life then wisked them away to Omaha, Nebraska where Ryan attended Creighton University School of Dentistry.  After Graduating with Honors in 2001, Ryan and Kellie and now Daughter, Paxton, moved back to Lawrence, Kansas where Ryan started a Family Dental Practice.  Adding 2 boys along the way, Jaydon and Maddon, life went on pretty well in Lawrence for 20 years.  Over that time, the practice developed and changed and Ryan became well versed in many different areas of Dentistry.  

Highly skilled and experienced in the surgical procedures associated with dental implant treatment, he uses metal-free zirconia implants to support replacement teeth.

Ryan Brittingham

The practice was always focused on Comprehensive Care and Cosmetics but for the past 10 years Dr. Brittingham has spent a lot of time, energy, and resources to become very proficient in Implant Dentistry and complex Dental Solutions.  He has achieved high accolades in Full Mouth Reconstruction on teeth with Crown and Bridge by taking and completing multiple Continuing Education courses across the country including the entire curriculum at Arrowhead Dental Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah and The Spears Institute of Dental Training in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Dr. Brittingham actually assisted in teaching a course to other dentists on how to prep a full arch in a single visit for Arrowhead Lab and owes much of his skill to the work he did there.  He has been published, writing several article for “Esthetic Dental Journal” and has hosted a couple webinars to teach other dentists various topics.  However, the part that was missing in his practice was a better solution for missing teeth.  Dr. Brittingham then attended and completed the prestigious Misch Implant Institute which consisted of 150 didactic and hands on hours of Clinical training.  He became a Fellow and a Board Certified Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and he has now placed 1000’s of implants and has completed nearly 150 fixed full arch cases doing both the surgical and the prosthetic parts himself which puts him in a very unique and small niche of Dentists out there.  What does this mean for the patient?  It means he can do the entire process himself, in a single location, with a single team which makes things much more simple, fluid, and fast which minimizes chair time for the patient and for the doctor.  Dr. Brittingham also has Oral and IV Sedation Certifications so he can make sure his patients are safe and comfortable through the entire process.    

What's New?

Well, the World Wide Covid Pandemic… that’s what’s new.  After being asked to close his doors for 60 days while the World experienced this new pandemic scenario, Dr. Brittingham decided it was time for a change.  It was time for him to pursue his Dream job.  

In 2020, Dr. Brittingham had the opportunity to sell his Dental practice in Lawrence and he took it.  He now practices in Shawnee, Kansas at Mill Creek Dental and has focused his practice almost entirely on helping people with Implant Dental Solutions and Full Mouth Rehabilitations on teeth, implants, or a combination of both.  

He is a Chief Faculty member of the Kansas City Implant Institute which is a subsidiary of his new practice, Mill Creek Dental.  A platform for Dr. Brittingham to share his knowledge and experience in teaching other Dentists how to place Dental Implants and add these procedures to their own practices.  

A Word from Dr. Brittingham:

As 2022 has rolled around and I have now practiced Dentistry for 21+ years… I am still passionate about what I do!!!  Full Arch Dental Solutions has become the procedures that I feel I can impact my patients lives the most.  Being a part of a Life Transformation has been an exhilarating thing to be a part of.  I have met and worked with some amazing people along my journey and I can’t wait to see who’s next. If you’ve ever felt stuck and don’t know what to do with the situation in your mouth… that is the case for me!  Let’s sit down and figure it out. Each patient has a unique story, history, and set of goals to accomplish with their transformation and it’s my honor and ambition to be able to help discuss the options, figure out how to fit that into their life and budget, and help them achieve their best self! 

Dr. Brittingham's 3 New Certifications as of 2022:

He is now a Certified Doctor of Biohorizons Dental Implants

He is Certified to provide Hybridge Fixed Dental Implant Bridges 

Most recently he is a Certified Doctor to provide TeethExpress.; this is another Implant Fixed Arch solution where we immediately load implants the same day of surgery in a fully guided and digital solution which is using our current technology to its maximum.  These options are making these procedures much more predictable, efficient, and safe for patients.  You leave surgery day with your teeth fixated to your new dental implants. 

Life Philosophy in One Word:


“Continuous Improvement”  a Japanese business philosophy regarding the processes that continuously improve operations and involve all employees.  Kaizen sees improvement in productivity as a gradual and methodical process.  It involves making the work environment more efficient and effective by creating a team atmosphere, improving everyday procedures, ensuring employee engagement, and making a job more fulfilling, less tiring, and safer.

Dr. Brittingham's Family

Last 5 Books I've Read:

This is the Day By Tim Tebow

Play the Man By Mark Batterson

How to Invest in Real Estate By Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner

Frequency: Tune in. Hear God. By Robert Morris

The Strenuous Life By Theodore Roosevelt


(Crappie, Fly fishing, Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye)

Bird Hunting
(Quail, Pheasant, Ducks, Geese)

Rev City Church
(Co-Lead a Men’s Group and a Leader in our Men’s Ministry)

(still play 1-2 times per week)

(I’m pretty good at getting there 4-5 times per week)

(I like to get away with my wife and kids to enjoy them and to re-boot)

Investment Properties
(my Dad and I flip some houses and keep a few too)

Reading and Writing
(I read and write almost Daily… therapeutic for me)

Continuing Education
(I love to learn… it keeps me excited and at the top of my game)

fly fishermen

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