Meet Dr. Ronald E. Hand
Dr. Ronald E. Hand is a Pennsylvania native growing up in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Attended Bloomsburg State College for Pre-Doctoral studies graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, ETA Chapter Honorary Dental Society in 1972. Commissioned a Captain in the United States Air Force and was assigned to Chanute Air Force Base Regional Hospital, Illinois for a Dental Internship. In 1974, Dr. Hand entered the U.S. Army Endodontic Residency Training Program and, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., received a Master of Science degree in 1975 and his Endodontic Specialty Certification his second year of residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis Washington in 1976.
Dr. Hand is a Board Certified Endodontist, certified in 1983 by The American Board of Endodontics as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. He has served as: Regional Consultant in Endodontics, Chief and Chairman of numerous Departments of Endodontics, as clinical instructor and lecturer for two American Dental Association accredited residency training programs. He has done research, published research, and contributed numerous articles to endodontic literature. In 1995, Dr. Hand retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel and joined the Pittsburgh endodontic specialty group of Associated Dental Specialists. Dr. Hand has continuously maintained membership in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Western Pennsylvania Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics.