Dr. Preston Hansen, Dental Implant Surgeon in SLC

Meet Dr. Preston Hansen, Salt Lake City's esteemed dental implant surgeon, for exceptional full mouth dental implant results.


Dr. Preston Hansen

Dr. Preston Hansen, Nuvia Dental Implant Center’s Chief Clinical Officer, is dedicated to innovation and excellence when it comes to dental implants. Dr Hansen grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah around many relatives who were involved in health sciences and related fields. When it came to choosing a career path, he found that his calling was in dentistry and oral surgery, specifically as a dental implant surgeon. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, Dr. Hansen attended the prestigious University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

He then went on to a formal 4 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program at UCSF Fresno where he received some of the most rigorous surgical training available for dentists. He received extensive training in reconstruction and reconstructive surgeries that made the transition to complex dental implants an easier next step. Dr. Hansen is well versed in oral surgeries for trauma reconstruction, pathology, zygomatic and pterygoid implants.

As a dental implant surgeon, Dr. Hansen is highly motivated by the opportunities he has to treat patients and help change their lives for the better through dental implants. In a recent interview, he shared, “You know, building a smile is pretty impactful in human beings”. He continued to explain the subsequent changes in people’s lives after they received dental implants and just how powerful a new smile can be for helping others improve their lives.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Hansen is a family man at heart, finding joy and inspiration in his role as a father. His personal experiences as a parent have further deepened his understanding of the importance of health and well-being, fueling his motivation to make a positive impact in his patients' lives.

He is currently the Clinical Director of Nuvia, ensuring that each of Nuvia's surgeons are provided with adequate training on the full mouth dental implant placement process of delivering permanent teeth in 24 hours.

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