A Kansas boy born and raised, Dr. Brittingham attended Kansas University where he earned a B.A. in Human Biology in 1995. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska 2001. After graduating he returned to Lawrence, Kansas and started a general practice. Dr. Brittingham is passionate about dentistry and how it can change lives. Dr. Brittingham's belief is that every person deserves to have the best dentistry the world has to offer and this attitude is shown in all he offers to his patients.
Dr. Brittingham is committed to learning, continually growing his dental knowledge to keep his practice on the cutting edge. Currently he is focused on understanding the effects of Occlusal (bite) disease on form and function of the oral environment. There is no "cookbook" dentistry done at Legends Dental. The other area of excitement for Dr. Brittingham is dental implants and all the procedures associated with them. Dentures can change someone's life... for the better. Dr. Brittingham and his team can show you how. No matter what your needs are, it will be done in a way that will enhance each person's ability to reach stability, beauty, and predictability for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
The other passion in Dr. Brittingham's life is his family. He married his high school sweetheart, Kellie, whom he has known since he was 5 years old. They have 3 children, daughter Paxton, and sons Jaydon and Maddon. They all love to spend time outdoors camping, hiking, boating, hunting, fishing, and just about anything else a boy from Kansas loves to do. Kellie and Ryan love to travel. They make sure to fit in "couples" time away from the kids and the practice to re-charge. Dr. Brittingham is also committed to participating at school events, coaching, and church activities. This allows him to express the importance of being present in his childrens' lives. In addition to his family, Dr. Brittingham has contributed time or money to: Veritas Christian School, Big Brothers and Sisters of Lawrence, Dog Days, VanGogh Arts, the Lied Center, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Lawrence Schools Foundation, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, and several more.
Beth graduated from dental hygiene school at Johnson County Community College in 2016. She is very passionate about oral health education, and really enjoys sharing her talents. She regularly volunteers with Team Smile, Mission of Mercy and other charitable dental opportunities. Beth enjoys spending time with her daughter crafting, reading, trying new foods, and being outdoors. Beth is eagerly awaiting a Super Bowl win from the Chiefs. What she loves about Legends Dental: I absolutely love the opportunity to build a relationship with patients. Our team is family and I love the compassion we share and we always strive to provide only the finest patient care.
Nikki has worked in the dental field since 2010. She loves making patients feel welcome and at home in our office. Nikki moved to Lawrence right after graduating from high school and quickly realized it was where she wanted to settle. She bought a house in 2017 and enjoys spending her free time remodeling, drinking coffee, socializing with friends and family, and playing with her black lab, Hoz. What she loves about Legends Dental: I adore how much each person here cares about our patients and each other.
Jenny joined the Legends Dental Team in July 2017 as a dental hygienist. She grew up in Lenexa, KS and graduated from dental hygiene school at Johnson County Community College in 2016. Jenny loves being a hygienist because she is able to build relationships with her patients and to help them improve their dental and overall health. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, painting, being outdoors, and spending quality time with her husband, two cats, friends and family! What she loves about Legends Dental: I love being able to get to know our amazing patients on a personal level. Our team here is incredible and devoted to giving our patients the best possible care!
Francesca grew up in Topeka, Kansas and graduated dental hygiene school in 2014. She grew up in a family of dentistry and it has always been a passion of hers to make a difference in people’s lives. She enjoys building a strong rapport with all of the Legends Dental patients and takes great pride in educating people on the importance of good oral hygiene. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel and their three daughters. She is excited to be a part of the Legends Dental Team and looks forward to being part of the wonderful opportunities Dr. Brittingham and Dr. Beck has to offer to all of their patients. What do she loves about Legends Dental: The commitment our team makes to clinical excellence! We use top of the line technology and material and deliver world class dentistry.
Becca joined the Legends Dental Team in 2017, she has been in the surgical/dental field since 2004 and loves the surgical side of dentistry. She married her high school sweetheart and has 2 sons that keep her very busy. When not working she enjoys remodeling her house and painting furniture. What she loves about Legends Dental: I love the atmosphere here at Legends Dental, our team is very caring and are all family to me. I love how dedicated we are to our patients and to each other.
Kellie joined the team the day she said “I do” to Dr. Brittingham. Being the doctor’s wife, she wears many different hats at the practice and is doing whatever needs to be done to make sure everything runs smoothly.