“This profession is about so much more than just straight teeth—it's about enhancing the internal and external beauty that each patient possesses, promoting overall health and inspiring confidence for each and every patient. To see the transition from the excitement of getting braces to the pure delight in achieving a fabulous new smile is incredible!” – Dr. Hanson
Dr. Rebecca Hanson grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota, graduating from Tech High School in 1990. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota for her undergraduate training, where she majored in art history and minored in biology and chemistry. Dr. Hanson was then granted early acceptance to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1997 and graduating in the top ten percent of her class.
After dental school, Dr. Hanson opted to practice general dentistry in Colorado. She then turned her focus to orthodontics and attended Saint Louis University, where she was Vice President of her class and earned her Certificate and Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics in 2002.
Committed to offering a variety of treatment options, Dr. Hanson stays current with the latest in technology and treatment modalities to increase comfort, reduce treatment times and produce more predictable outcomes. She is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, the highest level of professional achievement in orthodontics. Additionally, Dr. Hanson is diligent in her search for ways to improve the overall orthodontic experience, exceed patient expectations and deliver smiles that patients are proud to share! She is both a published author and public lecturer, and maintains memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Great River Study Club and St. Cloud Dental Society.
Dr. Hanson is married and has two golden retrievers, Finn and Murphy. She and her husband, Tony, stay active with a variety of hobbies, including fishing, wake surfing, golfing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. They also love to travel and are always looking for unique adventures, especially by exploring new places and different cultures.