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Dr. Robert N. Hanson

Dr. Robert N. Hanson grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. In 1974, Dr. Hanson moved to Independence, MO, where he had the privilege of joining the dental practice of Dr. J. Donald Duensing. They practiced together until 1986, when Dr. Duensing retired.

Dr. Hanson has provided more than 30 years of dental service to the community of Independence and eastern Jackson County, MO. He is married and has 3 children. His hobbies include fly fishing, backpacking, travel, gardening, and dining out with his friends and family.

  • American Dental Association
  • Missouri Dental Association
  • Greater Kansas City Dental Society
  • Eastern Jackson County Dental Health Association
  • And more...

Dr. Hanson believes in providing his patients with the most comfortable, supportive atmosphere possible.

Whether you are visiting for a routine exam or are in need of a more complex procedure, he and his staff will take excellent care of you and your family. We guarantee a friendly atmosphere and our full attention to all your dental needs. Bring your children in for annual checkups and fluoride treatments. Feel free to ask about specialized cosmetic services and more.

We have the training, experience and technology to provide you with the best dental services available.

Meet Our Team

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Dolly, Dental Hygienist

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Megan, Dental Hygienist

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Kristina, Dental Hygienist

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Marti, Lead Assistant

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Trisha, Dental Assistant

Say hello to Trisha! Trisha resides in Lee’s Summit with her husband and two teenagers. They keep her busy with baseball and cheerleading. Her path in the dental field started in 2000 when she started working for a root canal specialist as a dental assistant. In 2010 he retired, and that’s when Trisha started working for Dr. Hanson. Her goal at Hanson Dentistry is to make every patient feel comfortable, to provide stress-free appointments and to delivery quality treatment. When you smile, Trisha smiles!

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Brandi, Dental Assistant

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Emily, Front Desk Administrator

Say hello to Emily! Emily has been with Dr. Hanson and the team for just over a year but has been in the Dental field since 2014. Leadership and taking on many tasks are what Emily does best. If someone needs her help — either patients or staff members — she'll be the first one there. Her work ethic is important to her. Emily has a 13-year-old daughter who is her ultimate pride and joy and who can immediately make you smile. Emily has been with her best friend and boyfriend for almost eight years, which also brought along two amazing young men to call her own. She also has three Chihuahuas who are definitely a part of her family. In her free time, Emily loves working out and enjoying the amazing Kansas City Chiefs!

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Kaitlin, Assistant Office Manager

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Stephanie, Business Assistant/Insurance Specialist

Stephanie has been working with our practice since June of 2019 and is our business assistant/insurance specialist. Stephanie graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a degree in Marketing.

When not at the office, Stephanie is busy at home with her husband of 9 years, two little girls, and Labradoodle puppy named Coco Mia! Stephanie's girls keep her busy running all over town to watch their favorite activities including soccer, gymnastics and ninja warrior training. Stephanie has lived in the Kansas City area her entire life and loves to relax on the weekends watching the Royals and the Chiefs!

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Beth, Business Manager

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Our Philosophy

Not only are we experts in our field, we also take the time to listen to our patients' needs to ensure comfort, confidence and compassion at every visit.

Personal Relationships

Our patients matter! It is important to us that we hear everything you have to say so we can fully understand your individual needs - both dental and personal! We care about you as an individual and recognize that building trusted relationships together allows us to deliver an even higher standard of care. We truly want what's best for you.


Compassionate Team

Our patients often comment on how much they enjoy our friendly team. We love having the opportunity to serve you, and we truly care about making sure your visit is an enjoyable one. We are attentive, helpful and kind. Our compassionate and caring personalities will help you relax and feel at home here.


Quality Dentistry

We're proud to be a practice that offers a wide range of services for families at a high standard of quality. Our services range from routine general and preventive dentistry to more complex treatments including sleep apnea therapy. When possible, our services are paired with modern dental technologies, including CEREC same-day crown technology, lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to ensure the best possible results.


Patient Education

We not only want to be your dentist for life, we want you to enjoy excellent oral health for life. Because of this, we make patient education a priority. We take the time to fully explain all your treatment options and answer your questions so you can make informed, confident decisions regarding your care. You will be armed with the knowledge to take the reins on your oral health.


Transparency

There are no secrets here. We provide honest recommendations and clear explanations, never pushing you to do anything you don't want or need. We are upfront about costs and payment options. You can feel confident that we will always keep the line of communication open with you.


Comprehensive Services

We're proud to be a practice that offers a wide range of services for families at a high standard of quality. Our services range from routine general and preventive dentistry to more complex treatments including sleep apnea therapy. When possible, our services are paired with modern dental technologies, including CEREC same-day crown technology, lasers, digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to ensure the best possible results.


Comfortable Environment

For some, coming to the dentist can be difficult. We understand! That's why we do our best to treat every patient as if they were an honored guest in their own home. Inside our treatment rooms, you'll find blankets to keep you warm during treatment and tv monitors or iPads so you can follow along on the screen to see what's happening in your mouth. Additionally, our office has wide open windows so you can follow along with the beautiful animal life and nature around our office. We also offer topical anesthetics to improve comfort, and we have a great team that is 100% committed to patient care. You will feel at ease here!

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If you value these qualities in a dentist, call us today! We're passionate about your smile and passionate about helping you achieve optimal health!

Our team is skilled, knowledgeable and detailed.