About Us



Lyman Family Dentistry was founded in 1968 by Dr. Grady ‘Brooky’ Brooks. As a lifelong resident of Lyman, Dr. Brooks established a standard of excellence that has carried on to this day. Through the years, Dr. Larry Miller, Dr. Matthew Word, Dr. Heather Wright, Dr. Chris Olsen and Dr. Chris Ayers, along with our staff and support members, have carried on this tradition of excellence.

When the doors first opened on December 10, 1968, a patient could get a tooth extraction for $4 (or three teeth for $10)! In the half century since, dentistry has seen great advancements. Lyman Family Dentistry is proud to have remained on the cutting edge of patient comfort and clinical advancements throughout this time.

Many of our current patients have been seen here for decades. Several generations of family members are routinely seen in our office, and this loyalty is a testament to the exceptional care that is provided in our office.

We welcome any and all to become part of our family, and invite you to visit our office any time. Once you have experienced the gentle care and compassion that Lyman Family Dentistry has become known for, you will see that we are very different from the average dental office. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding treatment in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. We understand the anxiety and apprehension that can accompany a dental visit, and you can be assured that you will be given the personal care needed in a non-judgmental and positive manner.