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Dr. Hanson graduated at the top of his class from Creighton University School of Dentistry and earned his medical doctorate from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Dental School. He was also a resident in the Department of General Surgery at both Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. David was Chief Resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Dental School.
David also completed a one-year, intensive cosmetic surgery fellowship, focused on facial plastic surgery, at the West Olympic Surgery Center and Laser Institute in Los Angeles. The Oral and Maxillofacial Foundation and Northwestern University sponsored the fellowship.
Among his many accomplishments, David is considered one of Chicago’s leading facial trauma surgeons. Illinois Masonic Hospital often requests him to perform its most challenging surgeries.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Hanson was very pleasant and straightforward. He explained his thinking and rationale. I would highly recommend him.
I had Dr. Greene as my surgeon and consulted me on my wisdom teeth. He was the nicest man I have encountered with. His bedside manner was excellent and caring and made me feel confident in his hands about the surgery. Post surgery was great. He also called me later in the evening of the surgery to check on me and see how I was healing. Hands down best experience.
This was my first oral surgery experience. Everyone in the office was really nice and they were very good at scheduling a check-in with me.
I went to Dr Hanson to get my wisdom teeth extracted. I scheduled my appointment online without a reference which was a very nice convenience. When I arrived to the building I was confused as to how they could possibly fit anything in it let alone a surgery facility but it turns out the place is actually gigantic. The lobby was beautiful and very welcoming and the staff was absolutely wonderful. Everyone made me feel really comfortable and they were all extremely helpful. My wait was exceptionally long but it might have been because I was a new patient. When I finally met Dr Hanson he was just all about business. If you are looking for a warm friendly doctor to make you feel at home and comfortable with your face being ripped apart I would find someone else. I on the other hand appreciate getting it done and over with and moving on with my life. He came in and told me the procedure wouldn't be hard and then left. He came back much later, put me to sleep and that's the last I saw of Dr Hanson.
very easygoing, forthright, open to questions