WE HAVE REOPENED AS OF JUNE 1st!
Call us today to schedule your visit! It's time to get healthy again. We have been very busy preparing for this moment and are equipped to provide care in a safe environment. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep all patients and staff safe in our practice.
To make an appointment or with specific questions regarding the above information, please call our office at 585-248-2494 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our team forms a relationship with each patient, which allows us to customize individual treatment based on desired needs and outcomes. We take great lengths to ensure your comfort and confidence in our practice.
Our team's skillset is at the forefront of the latest advancements in technology and dental knowledge.
We make it our priority to provide you the highest level of care in our profession. We excel in continuity of care and individualizing treatment based on each patient's needs.
Our compassion, competence and commitment is embodied by our entire staff. These traits shape our practice philosophy and explain our role as dental health care providers. We are committed to upholding these standards in giving each of our patients the highest level of care possible. We will spend as much time as necessary in discussion to give all our patients a good understanding of the overall health of their mouths. We feel that patients should take an active role in achieving the level of oral health that they feel is appropriate for them.
Whatever your dental condition, concern, or experience, when you seek a dentist's services, we feel you should have assurance of that dentist's competence and commitment to care for you as an individual. That person should have a caring, quality-conscious attitude. A dentist should spend time to know you, understand your concerns, evaluate the full condition of your mouth, discuss your treatment options, and plan treatment that not only meets your individual desires and circumstances but is in your best health interest. You want a dentist who cares enough to do their best for you. You deserve that.
We have been practicing just that way in Pittsford for over 40 years. We have made a commitment to stay abreast of our profession's advancements through continuing education and new technology and are commuted to developing a professional, trust-based relationship with each of our patients.
Dr. Hanson is trained to provide dental care to all ages. We are certified to treat all dental needs ranging from preventative and restorative dentistry to full mouth rehabilitation and advanced cosmetic dentistry. Our focus is on prevention and early treatment and our goal is to improve and enhance our patient's oral health through a team centered approach. As Dr. Hanson is trained by the Pankey Institute and studied under Dr. Pete Dawson, he is prepared to practice complete comprehensive dentistry.
List of All Services
Preventive Hygiene (prophylaxis)
Full mouth reconstruction
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Dr. David Hanson. He lost his battle with Alzheimer's Disease on April 17, 2020. Dr. Hanson founded our practice on State Street in Pittsford village in 1966 and moved to Kreag Road in 1973. Many patients and their families have been with us since those early days and continue to entrust us with their care.
We encourage you to visit the Caring Bridge site that Dr. Eric Hanson set up for the family to keep in communication with friends during this time of social distancing. Feel free to post a memory or simply extend good wishes as there may not be the opportunity to do so until a later date-yet to be determined. You were all a part of his extended family and we have valued the heartfelt concern you have extended to us and to Dave's wife Suzie and his children. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can open our office again for routine care. Until then please stay home and stay healthy.
50 Years Serving
8 Dedicated Employees
Dr. Eric Hanson, D.D.S
We are blessed to have a close-knit team of wonderful people that show commitment to each other and to our patients everyday. They have decades of experience and continue to keep abreast of the latest advances in dental treatment. Each team member contributes to an overall level of excellence that, we have been told, is felt as soon as one walks through our door.
McQuaid Jesuit High School
B.A., St. Lawrence University
D.D.S., University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
General Practice Residency, University of Vermont, MCHV
Continuing Education at L.D. Pankey Institute, Center for Advanced Dental Study, Piper Education and Research Center (TMJ)
Member, Seventh District Dental Society, Dental Society of the Sate of New York, American Dental Association,
CEREC Certified, since 2002
Ivisalign Certified, since 2002
Sustaining Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Resides in Pittsford, Married To Esslie, Children Will and Caroline
Outside interests include golf and alpine skiing
The Talk of The Town...
Have you ever wondered where genuine "customer service in dentistry" has gone? You can find it like I did at Hanson Dental Practice. Their professional and relationship-based service has exceeded my expectations. My family has received clean, state of the art dentistry with Dr. Hanson for the last 20+ years, and he continues to keep his focus on our needs.
Friendly and professional staff. Great results of procedure. Office is always clean and bright. Hanson Dental Practice's number one priority seems to be customer satisfaction; that is quite refreshing and very much appreciated.
The greatest compliment our patients can give is the referral of their friends and loved ones. Thank you for your trust.
It is our pleasure to announce Hanson Dental Practice's partnership with Pittsford Food Cupboard. Patients, as well as non-patients, are encouraged to stop in at their convenience Monday thru Thursday to contribute to the bin. We will be dropping the bin off to the Pittsford Food Cupboard every Friday morning.
Items like pasta, canned vegetables and non perishables are always appreciated.
Please check out the Pittsford Food Cupboard's website and Facebook page to see what their current demands are.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
**Hanson Dental Practice will be participating in the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's in October. Please consider helping the Hanson Hearts reach their goal of raising $5,000.
Hanson Hearts (603412)
Pittsford Food Cupboard
About Dental Benefits:
Dental providers can be divided into two categories:
This provider does not have an alliance with a insurance company. This type of practice does not accept payments from the insurance company directly. Rather, patients cover their own expenses for treatment and then are reimbursed directly by the insurance carrier. Most of the time, the insurance company will reimburse patients a certain percentage of its pre-determined fee for any procedure.
In general, an independent practice has a philosophy of consistently treating patients with the most predictable treatment. Treatment is not recommended simply based on insurance coverage. The best long-term solution for any given condition is always the first choice of treatment.
We Elect to be a fee-for-service practice because we feel it is the only way we can provide high quality service and long-term value to our patients. We believe the insurance company should not be given the right to impose itself on decisions made between doctors and patients. We do, however, work directly with our patients to maximize their designated dental benefits and facilitate communication with the insurance company.
Insurance Based Providers:
Some dental providers elect to work directly with an insurance company's plan in exchange for a flow of patients. They must have a fee schedule designated procedures set by the insurance company. These dentists are paid directly by the insurance company.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I chose Hanson Dental Practice?
At Hanson Dental Practice we support our patients to live a healthier, happier life. Our Dentists use advanced technology and proven procedures to perform routine preventative dental care and maintenance, cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles or advanced restorative work. Our goal is to help you achieve your aspiring career and lifestyle goals
Do you offer any financing or payment plans?
Dental care is an investment in your health and well-being. To help alleviate any financial stress, we’re happy to provide you with an estimate in advance of any treatment. This way there won’t be any unwanted or unexpected billing surprises and you can budget for your treatment. Please contact us to learn more.
Why does the dentist take x-rays?
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when the dentist examines the mouth. An x-ray examination may reveal:
Small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)
Infections in the bone
Periodontal (gum) disease
Abscesses or cysts
Some types of tumors
Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
Many people do not see a dentist on a regular basis. They only go when they have a problem. This is known as “crisis treatment” versus “preventative treatment.” While these patients may feel they are saving money, it often ends up costing much more in dollars and time. This is because many dental problems do not have symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process. An example is tooth decay. It is typical to hear, “nothing hurts… I don’t have any problems.”
Tooth decay often does not hurt until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. It is not uncommon to see a patient with a huge cavity who has never felt a thing. The dentist can usually detect a cavity 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms. This early detection can help you prevent root canal treatment.