Meet Dr. Hansen

Dr. Duane Hansen

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As a child, Dr. Hansen was close to the medical community. His mother was a registered nurse and that influenced his own decision to pursue dentistry.


Dr. Hansen grew up in the Chicago area, IL. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Purdue University, before achieving his doctorate at Loyola University School of Dentistry. After graduating, he worked as an Associate part-time and opened his first office. Within a few years, he had expanded to five dental practices. He has been a Rockford dentist for more than 25 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Winnebago County Dental Society, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and trained in oral conscious sedation.


With his skills and experience, one of Dr. Hansen’s favorite aspects of his job is helping patients feel comfortable instead of fearing the dentist.  Whether it’s dental implants, different types of cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign or sedation dentistry, we takes pride in restoring the health and appearance of teeth with safe and effective techniques. “If you can do great work, then you are able to really ‘wow’ people,” he says. “We want to exceed our patients expectations.”


When he’s not working closely with patients to enhance their smiles, Dr. Hansen likes to fly. He obtained his pilot’s license more than 20 years ago and is regularly recruited by airlines. (He has more than 2,000 hours behind the controls!) One day, Dr. Hansen hopes to fly to underserved areas and provide dentistry to those who need it. Also … he volunteers in his church’s dental clinic twice a week. He likes to talk to his patients about his healthy living and shares some cooking recipes with his patients. Ask him about his favorite recipes during your next appointment! Dr. Hansen is the father of three children and two grandchildren.