Raised in Vancouver, WA, Dr. David Hanson grew up watching his father practice dentistry. During high school, his interest in the profession was piqued while working in a dental lab. Upon graduation he attended Oregon State University, where he received his BS degree, and then he earned his DDS degree from the University of Washington.
After completing dental school in 1988, Dr. Hanson practiced dentistry exclusively with his father for two and a half years. In 2004, he moved his practice to Salmon Creek, where he has practiced ever since.
Dr. Hanson is dedicated to ongoing education. He has maintained a membership in Gnathology Northwest dental study group for 20 years and a membership with Seattle Study club for 15 years, and he regularly attends those meetings as well as additional dental continuing-education opportunities.
Outside of work, Dr. Hanson enjoys time with family, friends, and a favorite companion, his dog. He loves the outdoors, running, and spending time at the Oregon Coast.