About Dr. Hand
Dr. Hand’s commitment to advancing the science of dentistry during his more than 40 years in practice has distinguished his career. He attended the University of Florida and graduated Emory University School of Dentistry. Dr. Hand participated in the founding of the L.D. Pankey Institute, which is recognized as the leading postgraduate center in the field of dentistry. Completing the course of study there, he also served as a director, trustee and president of the L.D. Pankey Alumni Foundation.
Dr. Hand has been awarded fellowships in the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Great Britain College and Northern Ireland.
He has contributed to two textbooks on the subject of diagnosis and treatment of facial pain and temporalmandibular dysfunction, and presented papers at universities throughout the United States and Europe, as well national and local dental societies. Dr. Hand has done clinical research studies with the University of Florida and clinical implant studies for the Johnson and Johnson Company.
Having served as President of the Dental Society of Greater Orlando, Dr. Hand is also a member of the American Dental Association, the American Equilibration Society, the American Prosthodontic Society, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Florida Academy of Practice Management.
Practicing General Dentistry, Dr. Hand has more than 30 years experience in dental implant restoration and complex restorative procedures. Dedicated members of his office staff have made Dr. Hand's practice their career, their length of service ranging from 12 to 43 years.
Dr. Hand lives in Winter Park with his wife Theresa. They have four children and four grandchildren. He is a trustee of the Winter Park Public Library, and has served on several city review boards.
Always enthusiastic about his field, Dr. Hand enjoys the continuing opportunity to share with his patients the knowledge and skill he has acquired in cosmetic and complex restorative dental care.
THOMAS P. HAND, D.D.S. F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D., F.A.D.I.
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia, D.D.S., 1959
Licenses Held: Florida, Georgia
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
Central District Dental Association
Dental Society of Greater Orlando
American Equilibration Society
American Prosthodontic Society
Academy of Osseointegration
Florida Academy of Practice Management
Central Florida Occlusal Study Club
Staff, Florida Hospital
Staff, Winter Park Memorial Hospital
Consulting Dentist and Lecturer - MayFlower Retirement Community 2014
American College of Dentists, 1991
International College of Dentists, 1993
Academy of Dentistry International, 1997
Pierre Fouchard Academy, 2001
Past President, Orange County Dental Society
Past President, L.D. Pankey Alumni Association
Former Director, Officer and Trustee of the L.D. Pankey Institute
Chairman, TMJ Facial Pain Center, Winter Park Memorial Hospital, 1990
Member, Select Committee, Mahan International Symposium
Completed the Continuum of Study at the L.D. Pankey Institute I-V
Attended all Facial Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Study Courses at the University of Florida
Attends yearly update, Continuum of Study at the Facial Pain Center
Extensive postgraduate courses in head and neck anatomy
Completed all Philosophy of Dentistry courses – L. D. Pankey
Completed all PMS Occlusal Rehabilitation Seminars
Attended numerous postgraduate courses of study in occlusion, restorative dentistry, dental implants and temporomandibular joint dysfunction over a 41-year period
Queens College- Belfast Ireland
Attended yearly updates and continuing study at the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center
Lecture, “Relationship of Cervicomasticatory Pain”; American Dental Association Annual Meeting, 1995
Lecture, “Treatment of Cervicomasticatory Pain Patterns Utilizing Specific Exercise Rehabilitation to the Cervical Spine and Physical Therapy"
University of California School of Medicine; San Diego, 1994
Lecture, “Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction”, Spinal Symposium; University of Florida School of Medicine, 1997
Lecture, “Relationship of Cervical and Fascial Pain and Current Rehabilitative Procedures”, University of Cologne; Cologne, Germany, 2000
Lecture, “Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and a Philosophy of Dentistry” Certified, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; Oxford, England 2000
Lecture, “Occlusion and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders”, Committee for Medical Dental Education of Northern Ireland; Belfast, Ireland, 2000
Lecture, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders”; Miami Mid-Winter Meeting, 2002
Lectured on temporomandibular joint disorders to: Local and state dental societies in Florida and nationally The Orange County Bar Association; The Florida Association of Insurance Adjustors; Florida Biofeedback Association; Various hospital teaching services.
Author, chapter on treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders, Guide to Rehabilitation (Deutsch & Sawyer)
Author, chapter, Injury to the Temporomandibular Joint, Whiplash and Related Headaches (Bernard Swerdlow, M.D.)
Clinical Research Study and Symposium, Johnson & Johnson Aluminum Oxide Implants
Best Dentists of America 2004 & 2005, Woodward & White, Vol.1
Best Dentists Orlando Magazine yearly, 2004 to 2016
Florida's Top 100 Dentists- TIME Magazine 2012
Dentist of the United States World Cup Soccer Team