Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, Dr. Hanson has been here almost his entire life. He attended Candalaria Elementary, Leslie Middle School, and South Salem High School and then moved to Corvallis, where he graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Pre-Dentistry and minoring in Chemistry. Dr. Hanson attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and graduated in May 2006 with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. He holds licenses to practice dentistry in the states of Oregon and Florida.
In Dr. Hanson’s 12 years of practicing dentistry, over 10 years have been spent with Oregon Smile Care Center, the practice he started. He decided to start his practice in 2008, when he became tired of working for a corporate dentist’s office because he wanted to have a say as to how to best care for his patients. Dr. Hanson wanted to be able to provide his patients with the best quality dentistry while still being able to accept all insurances. This is incredibly important to Dr. Hanson because he thinks that nobody should be left without a great dentist.
Hard work is not something that Dr. Hanson will ever shy away from. He learned his incredible work ethic while working as a farmhand in his early to mid teens. He was raised by his mother and father, who were involved in their local church. While attending church, Dr. Hanson learned core values that he implements into his practice and the way that he and his staff treat people. Growing up in a tight-knit family has also instilled the belief in Dr. Hanson that everyone should be treated with respect and as if they are a member of your own family. You’ll see this welcoming attitude from the first moment you walk into Oregon Smile Care Center.
In his spare time, Dr. Hanson enjoys traveling with his wife and two young daughters. Golfing, playing tennis, being involved with local community service projects and dental missions abroad are hobbies he is involved with. Dr. Hanson is a premier preferred Invisalign provider. He is fluent in Spanish and can offer full dentist consultation services in either English or Spanish. He and the Oregon Smile Care Center dentistry team are looking forward to helping you with all your dental needs.