Dr. Sammy R. Bryan was born in Fairfield, Texas and lived in Buffalo, Texas through third grade, at which time his father, State Representative Jack C. Bryan, moved his wife, four sons and one daughter to Austin. One of Dr. Bryan’s fondest memories of living in Austin was serving as Assistant Sergeant at Arms during the legislative sessions at The Texas State Capital. By the age of 13, Sammy had decided that he wanted to be a dentist.
Sammy graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Austin. When it was time for college, he continued the long family tradition of attending Sam Houston State University. While at SHSU, he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. After completing two years of college, he volunteered to serve in the United States Army, where he was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in the position of Instructor of Dental Laboratory Sciences at The Academy of Health Sciences and continued college coursework at Baylor University. After military service, he returned to SHSU to complete his Bachelor of Science degree.
Sammy was accepted into the University of Texas Dental School, where he earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating in the top two percent of his class. After practicing General Dentistry for four years, he applied and was one of only six candidates accepted to the University of Texas Orthodontic Graduate Program. Here he received intensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of malocclusions of the teeth and irregularities of the jaw and teeth that affect the aesthetics and functionality of the face jaw and teeth. After completion of this two-year specialty program, he earned his Orthodontic Certification and established his private practice in Huntsville, Texas, specializing in orthodontics exclusively.
On a continual basis, Dr. Bryan attends conferences, seminars and training in all aspects of orthodontics, which allows him to provide the most excellent, state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for his patients.
During his college years at Sam Houston State University, Sammy was a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. While attending the University of Texas Dental School, he was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society, received the Academy of General Dentistry Award, the American College of Stomatologic Surgeons Award and the Dentsply International Prosthodontic Award. He also received quarterly recognition for meeting and maintaining strict grade requirements. Upon graduation from the University of Texas Orthodontic Graduate Program, he received his Orthodontic Certification. While practicing orthodontics, Dr. Bryan was honored by being selected as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
Dr. Bryan remains actively involved in the following professional organizations:
International College of Dentists
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Texas Orthodontic Association – Past President
Texas Dental Association
Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
Brazos Valley District Dental Society
University of Texas at Houston Orthodontic Alumni Association – Past President
Dr. Sammy R. Bryan is a specialist in orthodontics with 25 years of experience. He has a private practice in Huntsville, Texas and strongly believes in the importance of serving others and being involved in his community. Over the years he has dedicated time, energy and financial support to many organizations, projects and school activities in Huntsville and the surrounding areas, such as:
The American Heart Association — Past President
Huntsville Family YMCA — Past President
Fellowship of Huntsville Church
Alpha Omega Academy — Past President and Trustee
Huntsville / Walker County Chamber of Commerce
The Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council
The Pregnancy Care Center
Walker County Fair — Buyers Group
Project After Prom
Countless numbers of his patients’ academic, sports and extracurricular activities and organizations
Dr. Bryan has been happily married to his wife, Connie, for 33 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children: Kody and Dana. At present, Connie, Kody and Dana all work in the practice, so Bryan Orthodontics is truly a family business. The Bryans have called Huntsville “home” for over 30 years. Dr. Bryan’s personal motto is, “Honor God by doing what you ought to do, when you ought to do it, whether you want to or not.”
In his leisure time, Dr. Bryan enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing.