Dentist in Freeburg, IL


All our professionals at Freeburg Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Burl W. Hand III DDS

Dr. Burl Hand grew up in Granite City, Illinois and attended Granite City High School/South. 

Dr. Hand went on from Granite City to Champaign, Illinois to the University of Illinois earning a degree in Biology.  After his years in undergraduate studies Dr. Hand went on to Dental School in Chicago where he attained his degree in dentistry. 

Dr. Hand and his wife Judy then moved to Freeburg, set up Dr. Hand’s Dental practice and Freeburg became home.  Dr. Hand and Judy have two sons, Garth who is married to Amanda and live in St. Peters, Missouri, and Erik who is married to Denise and live in Mascoutah.  Dr. Hand has two granddaughters and has a grandson on the way!


                                             Dr. Denise Hand 

Denise is Dr. Hand’s daughter-in-law and the daughter of Dennis and Susan Works of New Athens.  Denise has graduated with honors from SIUE Dental School and then did a one year residency at SIUE Dental school.  She has been a part of the staff since July 2017.  Dr. Denise Hand and her husband Erik live in Mascoutah and are expecting their first child in September.


Tiffany Huelsmann (Sirtak) {Hygienist}

Tiffany is from Freeburg and graduated from Freeburg High School.  She then attended John A Logan College in Carterville, Illinois where she earned her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Tiffany can also be found being a wonderfully busy mother, Tiffany and her husband, Alexander (Xander) have three children, Zade, Aubrey and Jolie .

 Bethany Smith (Jennings) Assistant 

Bethany is a graduate of Freeburg High School and attended John A Logan College in Carterville, IL where she learned Dental Assistanting.  Bethany is active in her church and family.  She and her husband James have 6 children, Arianna, Keaton, Lillianna, Kealie, Elias and Everson.

Judy Hand (Nicholas) {Office Manager/Assistant}

Judy is from Granite City, Illinois and graduated from Granite City High School/ North.  In 1981 she and Burl Hand married and Judy joined him in Chicago where he was already in Dental School.  Together they moved to Freeburg in 1982.  They worked together in the office for the next few years, until Garth and Erik, their sons, were born.  Judy then went back to college and earned her degree in Elementary Education After the boys started grade school Judy took a job teaching for the next 13 years.  Judy then left teaching and began working again in Burl’s office as his office manager.