2945 Highway 69 North, Suite 301, Val Caron, ON P3N 1N3
Dr. Douglas Hanson D.D.S.
I have wanted to be a dentist for as long as I can remember, and I truly love coming to work every day. I get the unique opportunity to interact with my friends and neighbours, and help them achieve their dental goals. I become a part of their lives, and have a positive influence on their health. It’s a rewarding profession, and one I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Education and Continuing Education
Before becoming a dentist, I attained my BSc from Laurentian University in Sudbury, and my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Toronto. I know that in order to provide quality dental care, I must always learn about the latest dental methods and technologies.
I actively pursue my continuing dental education with a primary focus on comprehensive reconstructive and rehabilitation dentistry. I also pay special attention to courses and seminars that teach the latest innovations in esthetics, implants, CAD/CAM dentistry, sleep disorders, and Invisalign® orthodontic aligners. My highest priority is helping my patients attain and retain optimal oral health for a lifetime, and my continuing education helps me do my job efficiently and with more comfort for my patients.
In the Practice
I have been practicing dentistry since 1992, and love serving the people of Valley East and Sudbury. A smaller community provides a sense of familiarity that allows my clients to become like friends in a lot of cases. I feel that as a dentist, I am part of our community, and I always take the time to make sure my patients feel right at home in our practice.
Dentistry can change lives in many ways. Oral health issues that are detected and remedied early can often prevent painful complications that can be expensive to fix. Relieving someone’s discomfort or simply helping them have a relaxing visit is rewarding for me, and my patients always appreciate what I do for them. I have a positive influence on the lives of my patients, and they always inspire me to do my best.
The team I have in my office helps me give the best care for my patients. They love to laugh with our patients and hear about their lives. My team truly cares about the people who come to see us, and it shows in their compassion and care.
Family and Community
I grew up in Sudbury and Valley East, and love serving the families of my hometown. My wife, Diane, and I have two children named Taylor and Carter, and a cat named Andrew. When I am not in the office, I enjoy travelling, snowmobiling, quading, coaching minor sports, playing recreational hockey, and working out.
I am also active in our community, and my practice sponsors teams and events in all minor sports with a special focus on hockey and soccer. We also participate in Valley East Days, attend elementary schools to do presentations on oral health, and attend secondary schools to speak about careers in the dental field.