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Friendly, Caring Dental Service

Our Staff

The professional staff at Hanson Dentistry will take excellent care of you and your family. We guarantee a friendly atmosphere and our full attention to all your dental needs.

Beth – Business Coordinator

Beth oversees patient billing and insurance and has been a key part of the front office for the past 15 years. She considers herself an advocate for Dr. Hanson's patients and works hard to make sure they always have everything they need for their future appointments, whether it is treatment planning, financial arrangements, or any other concerns. Beth is married and has 3 children. She is a graduate of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, owns 3 shih-tzus and loves to shop if she has a free afternoon.

Theresa – Appointment Coordinator

When you first enter Dr. Hanson’s office you will be greeted by Theresa and her helpful smile. Theresa has been in the dental field since 1996, primarily as a chairside assistant. She loves interacting with patients and building rapport with them. When not at work Theresa enjoys attending live music events, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

A staff photo of the dentist and hygienists at Hanson Dentistry in Independence, MO

Gena – Financial Coordinator

Gena has been in dentistry for over 20 years and joined our office in 2015 as part of our front office team. She enjoys getting to know our patients and makes them feel at ease with her caring nature and sense of humor. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping and travel.

Sheri – Dental Hygienist

Sheri has worked in dentistry longer than most marriages. She was a Dental Assistant before graduating from UMKC School of Dentistry with her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1993. Sheri and her husband live in Kansas City and enjoy travel and good food.

Nicole – Dental Hygienist

Nicole has been in the dental field since 2009 working as an orthodontic assistant prior to attending dental hygiene school at UMKC School of Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis and watching Cardinals Baseball.

Martha – Dental Hygienist

Martha joined the practice in 2005. She has a passion for dental hygiene and has been practicing for 38 years. Marsha and her husband have 4 children and an eleven-year-old Newfoundland named Sofie. They are recently empty-nesters and are looking forward to lots of family activities as well as travel.

Lyndsey – Dental Assistant

Lyndsey has been a dental assistant since 1999. She earned her expanded functions certification in 2010. Lyndsey has a caring heart and enjoys conversing with patients and making them feel at ease throughout their dental experience. In her free time, Lyndsey enjoys being outdoors and active with her 2 dogs. She also has a husband and a young daughter who keep her busy.

Erica – Dental Assistant

Erica has been a dental assistant since 2009. She enjoys getting to know her patients and, with her caring nature and sense of humor, she knows how to make them feel comfortable. She will be by your side while the doctor improves your smile and oral health. In her spare time, Erica likes to travel, ride horses, and be with family and friends. 

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