Hi. I am Dr. Rylan J. Hansen, but feel free to call me Dr. Hansen, Dr. H., Rylan or even “Dancin Hansen.”Thank you so much for visiting and please allow me to take a moment to introduce myself. People are often surprised by the path I took to become a dentist. I grew up in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah where my parents raised me right…even if it wasn’t in the South. After high school, I began working for the family business as an apprentice electrician. While I enjoyed working with my hands and with my family, I had a strong desire for other career paths. After moving to my wife, Rachael’s, home state of NC, I attended the University of North Carolina for my undergraduate studies in biology. I quickly realized I wanted to pursue a career in health care and I began to see how the field of dentistry perfectly blended my desire to work with my hands and provide health care to patients. I completed my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill.
Fourteen years ago I would have never dreamed that I would one day have a career that I loved, that I was passionate about, that I found fulfilling. But that is what dentistry is for me. It is my passion. And it is why I am so committed each day to helping you achieve the healthy smile of your dreams! It is also why I am often found humming and singing while I work or dancing in the halls, hence “Dancin Hansen.”
Now, more than decade later, North Carolina is home. It is where Rachael and I love raising our family which has now grown to include four children, Rylee, Landon, Adelaide and Audrey. We, along with our amazing family of staff at Hansen Dentistry, look forward to getting to know you and your family.