A Kansas boy born and raised, Dr. Brittingham attended Kansas University where he earned a B.A. in Human Biology. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating he returned to Lawrence, Kansas and started a general practice. Dr. Brittingham's belief is that every person is entitled and deserves to have the best dentistry the world has to offer and this attitude is shows in all he offers to his patients.
Dr. Brittingham is committed to learning, continually growing to keep his practice on the cutting edge of what dentistry has to offer. Currently he is focused on understanding the effects of Occlusal (bite) disease on form and function of the oral environment. There is no "Cook Book" dentistry done at Legends Dental. The other area of excitement for Dr. Brittingham is in Epigenic Orthodontics which he believes will change the way dentistry is done today. 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.
In 2009, Dr. Brittingham was invited to join the Dr. Dick Barnes Group representing Arrowhead Dental Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Barnes has been a very influential leader in the dental industry for the past 40 years and an opportunity to join this elite group of clinical experts has been a great honor. Dr. Brittingham helps teach other dentists how to perform the cosmetic and advanced procedures he uses in his practice.
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, a daughter Paxton (10 y.o.), and sons Jaydon (7 y.o) and Maddon (3 y.o). 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 children’s lives. In addition to his family, Dr. Brittingham has contributed time or monies 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.