Meet Dr. Hansen

Dr. Hansen is a native of Waterloo. He grew up across the street from an uncle who was a dentist. Young David would often accompany his uncle when he was called in on the weekend and at night to observe patient treatment. It was these experiences that influenced and inspired him to pursue a career in dentistry. Undergraduate and dental school were completed at the University of Iowa graduating from dental school in 1986. After graduation Dr. Hansen practiced general dentistry in Parkersburg Iowa just west of Waterloo. During the eight years of general dentistry he discovered that he had keen interest and aptitude for endodontics. The technical aspects of this part of dentistry as well as the reward of helping people get out of pain led him to apply to graduate endodontic programs to specialize in endodontics. He was accepted for endodontic specialty training at the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry in 1994. His endodontic specialty certificate as well as a Master of Science degree were earned in 1996. Dr. Hansen and his wife had always loved the Iowa City area and had longed to live and raise a family in this area. An opportunity was available to buy a practice in town after leaving Minnesota. Dr. Hansen has been practicing endodontics in Iowa City since 1996. First in solo practice and then in group practice after forming the current Endodontic Associates of Iowa practice.

Dr. Hansen has been married to his wife, Jayne, since 1988 and they have two teenage children. With Hawkeye season tickets since 1978 living within walking distance of Kinnick stadium was a priority when the Hansen’s moved to Iowa City. Dr. Hansen enjoys travel and staying in shape. He has competed in triathlons including the Alcatraz challenge. He also branched out and tried his hand at mountain climbing scaling Mt. Rainier in 2009. Attending multiple school and sports events for his high school children are currently the priority on the home front. But it will not be long before his kids are off to college and the family will move on to a new stage in their life.