Meet Dr. Hanks

Dentistry is my true passion in life. When I’m not in the office, I still think about it! I have been given the great opportunity to change people’s lives in a positive way through this great profession. I take this responsibility very seriously and strive every day to provide the highest quality of care with a special consideration for each patient’s individual needs. Giving people the confidence to smile is such an amazing gift, and I’m thankful to my patients for placing their trust in me and my team.

Education and Continuing Education

I am very passionate about being the best dentist I can, and constantly try to improve my skills and expand my services through continuing education. I have taken hundreds of hours of continuing education in implant dentistry. This enables me to keep all of our implant procedures in-house, which is convenient for the patients.

I am also certified in IV sedation, a rarity among general dentists. I continue my education because I truly enjoy learning about new procedures and being able to provide these services to my patients. 

In the Dental Community

In addition to continuing my education, I was also involved in education and training of future dentists. Prior to moving back to Puyallup I was the director for the Regional Initiatives in Dental Education in Colville, WA.  

Outside the Office

When I’m not in the office, I can be found with my wife, Tazzmarie, my two sons, Robby and Ty, and our chocolate lab, Zoey. My free time is spent staying active and exploring the beautiful Washington landscape. 

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