Dr. David E. Hansen, DDS
Dr. David Hansen, DDS has been providing dental care for more than thirty-five years. A graduate of the University of Washington Dental School, Dr. Dave is committed to providing patients with the highest level of care possible.
He is a member of several study clubs including Northwest Network for Dental Excellence and The Tacoma Implant Study Club. He has lectured to local study clubs and dental societies in Washington, Oregon, California and Vancouver, B.C. His work has been featured in the PPAD and Seminars in Orthodontics journals. In addition, his esthetic and implant cases have been shown internationally by the interdisciplinary lecture team with whom he routinely works.
Dr. Hansen is a member of the American Dental Association and The Pierce County Dental Society.
He has been married to his wife, Kathleen, for 35 years and they have two grown children. His late father, also a dentist, believed in the sanctity of the healing arts, our privilege to serve others and the concept of lifelong learning. These principles are as meaningful and fresh today as they were 59 years ago when his father started practice.
When Dr. Dave is not working on teeth, he enjoys taking photographs around the world. On a visit to our office, be sure to check out some of his work in the beautiful photographs hanging on our walls.
Dr. Stephen R. Hansen, DDS
Dr. Stephen Hansen, DDS was born and raised in the Tacoma area and is happy to be practicing here in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in 2003 and his dental degree from the University of Washington Dental School in 2007.
Dr. Steve has received numerous honors and awards including membership into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor dental society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy award, the American Association of Oral Biology award, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology award. While in dental school, he received first place in the UWSOD Dentsply Research competition and the National Harvard School of Dental Medicine Research Academy abstract competition.
Dr. Steve has lectured at the International Academy of Dental Research, the American Dental Association conference, the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, and various local study clubs. He is published in the Journal of Immunology for his research exploring the host-pathogen interface.
Dr. Steve reserves a portion of his dental practice for charitable cancer care outreach. Working closely with various oncology specialists, his mission has been to reduce cancer treatment start times to ensure that people with cancer can begin their life saving therapy without delay and minimize dental-oral related complications. As part of that mission, he recently started a charity dedicated to paying for the dental treatment needed prior to head and neck cancer therapy. Dr Steve has also participated in dental missions around the globe. He is happy for the opportunity to provide dental care where it is so desperately needed.
Dr. Steve lives in Fircrest, WA with his wife, Carly, and their two young children. When he’s not working on or thinking about teeth, you’ll find him spending time with his family or at Crystal Mountain chasing powder.
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