Meet Brian J. Putman, D.D.S.
- Defiance College, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Restoration Ecology, 2005
- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Master of Science in Biology, 2008
- The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, 2012
- Miami Valley Hospital, Department of Oral Surgery, IV Conscious Sedation, 2014
As part of my Master’s Program, I spent three years researching a threatened species of snake in Southern Michigan. During this time, I caught wild snakes and tracked their movements using surgically implanted radio-transmitters. The goal of the research was to help the Department of Natural Resources in protecting and conserving the threatened snake species.
I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities and am happy to be living in Central Michigan, where countless outdoor opportunities await. Some of the outdoor activities I enjoy include: hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, birdwatching, canoeing/kayaking and snow-skiing. I have been bowhunting whitetails since I was 12 years old; bowhunting is undoubtedly my favorite pastime.
My family includes my wife, Jenna, our daughter, Brianna. Brianna’s hobbies include: reading, drawing, calligraphy, playing her clarinet and video games. Our favorite family pastimes include: traveling, sight-seeing, hiking, camping, birdwatching and canoeing. We share our home with our dog, Ollie, and our cat, Milo. Jenna has trained Ollie and Milo to participate in hide-and-seek, which they frequently enjoy. Over the last few years Ollie has begun assisting me in tracking blood trails of deer I have shot. She isn’t the best tracking dog, but she is slowly learning.