Dr. Matthew Hansen is originally from Albert City, Iowa. Matt attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and graduated Cum Laude in 1996, with a B.A. in Biology. Next, he was accepted into the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he attained a D.D.S. degree in 2000. Dr. Hansen is also an Iowa Dental Association, North Central District, officer.
Matt accepted a full-ride scholarship for Dental School from the Air Force in 1997, and entered active duty Air Force service in June of 2000. He was assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During his time at Wright-Patterson, he was a resident in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. Dr. Hansen graduated as “Top Grad” in July, 2001 when he also accepted his assignment to Rhein-Main Air Base, near Frankfurt, Germany. Matt and his family enjoyed his 3-year tour in Germany immensely, taking full advantage of living overseas in a small, German village. He even took a German class to help develop his language skills.
At Rhein-Main, he held many important duties within the dental clinic and the medical flight. Captain Hansen spent time in charge of Dental Radiology, Dental Infection Control, Forensic Dentistry, and Medical Flight Quality Control and Process Improvement. He oversaw the JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) compliance of the entire Medical Flight. Dr. Hansen’s patient satisfaction was unequaled. He provided dental care in numerous specialty areas including Pediatrics, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral Surgery to service members and their families. Dr. Hansen views every new apprehensive patient as an opportunity to show them how far dentistry has advanced since their fears began. With an easy smile and calm demeanor, every treament is explained to the patient’s satisfaction.
Since moving to Mason City in 2004, the Hansen’s have jumped right into community events and programs. They have taken advantage of youth programs with the children. They joined Trinity Lutheran Church, where they are active members in fellowship groups. Matt is a member of the Disaster and Emergency Response Team.
Outside of the dental clinic, Dr. Hansen is an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, along with all collegiate sports. He likes to try his hand at any sport including golf, basketball, and softball. He enjoys going to the gym and going running. Matt also enjoys traveling and sight-seeing–something that Europe was perfect for. After growing up on an acreage in Northwest Iowa, Dr. Hansen is excited to have the opportunity to once again experience the Iowa pace of life, friendliness, and moral values.
At the center of Matthew’s interests is his family. He has been married to his wife, Angie, since 1997. They met while both attending Wartburg College. Matt and Angie share a love for children. She has an elementary teaching degree. Currently, she is able to stay at home to care for their children, Kylie, Makenna, Janae, Henry and Miles. Kylie was born in 2002, Makenna in 2004, Janae in 2006, Henry in 2009 and Miles in 2012. It is easy to see that these five are the light of Dr. Hansen and Angie’s lives.
Professionally, Dr. Hansen is a member of the Iowa State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fuchard Academy, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and Seattle Study Club.
Dr. Hansen regularly volunteers his time and talents at the North Iowa Free Dental Clinic.