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Robert Hanson, DDS

Robert N. Hanson, DDS, PC

Independence, MO


By Invitation Only

Leaders are made, not born, through experience and education.

Which dental school did you attend?

Baylor College of Dentistry.

What year did you graduate?


What's the most unique characteristic about your dental practice?

Treating our patients as if they are an honored guests in our home.

What is your most noticeable characteristic?


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Knowing that I can choose to work or not work knowing my financial future is secure - financial freedom.

What is your favorite pastime?

Backpacking, camping.

Which words or phrase do you most overuse?

"Yeah, but..."

What is your all time favorite movie?

Raiders of the Lost Arc.

My Motto Is To Treat Others With Understanding And Compassion.

What is your favorite memory of childhood?

Backpacking and front fishing with my father.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Respect for others.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Having a positive attitude.

What will you not tolerate from anyone?

Denigrating people of another race or sexual orientation.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

To not assume I know what a person is telling me before they have a chance to explain fully their thoughts or intent.

What do you value the most?

Security and wellness for my family.

What historical figure do you most identify with?

Abraham Lincoln.

What talent would you most like to have?

To be able to take nature photographs as good as those taken by famous photographers.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Not being satisfied unless you are #1.

Who is the person you most admire?

My best friend of 58 years.

What did you learn from your father?


What's the most important thing you learned from your mother?


Do you have a pet? Please provide name and type of pet or breed.

Marley - Shiapoo & Finn - Lhasapoo.

What is your pet peeve?


What quality in others earns your trust?

Their willingness to listen and process my thoughts in addition to theirs if there is a difference of opinion.

What is it that people don't know about you?

That I used to be very shy.

What is your motto?

Treat others with understanding and compassion.

What is the most important thing you've learned about yourself since working with Straine?

To have a "just do it" attitude about projects or tasks!

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Robert Hanson, DDS