Dr. Frances Hamman began her career in dentistry by earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in 1991. Her passion for straightening smiles led to her receiving her degree in orthodontics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993. She has been a practicing orthodontist ever since.
What Made You Pursue
Orthodontics is both a science and an art. Each face is beautiful and unique. Orthodontics isn’t just about creating a beautiful smile, it’s about helping patients enjoy teeth that function properly. When the teeth fit together like they should, the face has the proper proportion, and the simple acts of eating, speaking, and smiling are all easier… and more enjoyable, too.
What Kinds of Orthodontic
Experience Do You Have?
Dr. Fran was honored to serve on active duty in the United States Navy from 1997 to 2003. She was stationed at the United States Naval Academy , the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois, and in Yokosuka, Japan. She is proud to say she has had the opportunity to treat smiles of all ages and with a range of orthodontic challenges. To have lived all over the world, and to have treated patients of every race, color, and creed, has truly been a profound blessing in Dr. Fran’s life and orthodontic career. The experience of meeting and knowing patients and families in so many walks of life provides an opportunity to see the bigger picture of what orthodontics is in the world. A smile truly comes from within…and the field of orthodontics is meant to enhance that inherent inner beauty. For her exceptional work, she’s been recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine and the Washington Consumers Checkbook magazine as one of “Washington’s Top Orthodontists.”
What Do You Enjoy Doing Outside of the Orthodontic Office?
Dr. Fran knows the importance of a balanced life and she enjoys it by traveling, learning new languages, and experiencing other cultures. Learning about her faith is most important to Dr. Fran. She enjoys art, reading, music, water events, and family activities. Everything the beauty of life has to offer brings joy and fulfillment to her life.