About Our Doctor

Michael D. Hanson, D.D.S.


Since 1986, Dr. Michael Hanson has created over 9,000 beautiful smiles in the Florida Panhandle!

Dr. Hanson treats both children and adults, ranging from 2-year-olds with birth defects to 86 year-olds with chewing problems. He continues creating beautiful smiles with an individualized, gentle approach; all orchestrated with the friendliest, most experienced, qualified staff to be found anywhere! We are known for finishing our treatments in a timely manner by utilizing the latest in orthodontic technology, convenient appointment scheduling, and the advantage of a complete in-house lab.

Dr. Hanson graduated with honors from the University of Florida. He received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville.

Additionally, he has:

  • Taught at several major universities
  • Published articles in professional journals
  • Served as president of the Bay County Dental Society
  • Served as president of the Florida Northwest District Dental Society
  • Served as a Delegate of the Florida Dental Association
  • Served in various capacities with numerous local charities and community organizations, including Rotary International, Gulf Coast Community College Foundation, Junior Achievement, Bay Medical Center and medical mission work

Dr. Hanson is also an accomplished professional musician/vocalist, having played drums for over 40 years. He also enjoys playing golf and tennis. Dr. Hanson and his wife, Cathie, have a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Caroline.