Dr. Hanley started working as a dental assistant for Dr. H.W. Britt when she was fifteen years old. She graduated from the University of Minnesota twice, both times with honors near the top of her class: in 1971 as a Dental Hygienist and again in 1978 with her D. D. S. degree. She completed a one year General Practice Residency in Denver General Hospital prior to starting to practice in Fergus Falls. She purchased Dr. Britt’s practice in 1979.
She augments her extensive experience with over 150 hours of continuing education per year. In 1987, she received her Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). To achieve this she completed 500 hours of continuing dental education and passed a comprehensive written exam. The Fellowship award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and commitment to providing exceptional patient care. She has maintained active membership in the American Dental Association her entire dental career.
Dr. Hanley started attending the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in 1984. She attended the continuum of classes one-week each year and in 1990 was invited to become a member of the visiting faculty. She has been actively involved in teaching and leadership roles at the Pankey Institute ever since. As anyone who has ever had the opportunity to be an educator knows, you do not really know something until you teach it. She has deep understanding of the entire oral system and its relation to the whole person’s health and well-being. From family dentistry to the latest advances in restorative and esthetic dentistry, Dr. Hanley has excelled in delivering the highest quality service in a warm friendly environment.
Dr. Hanley was raised on a dairy farm near Fergus Falls. Her brother, Steve Stenerson now operates the same farm growing corn, soybeans, and grain. She attended eight years of country school in Carlisle and graduated from Fergus Falls High School. She lives on Jewett Lake, where she enjoys reading, gardening, sewing and piano. Her many hours of training in the gym have led to National Records in Power Lifting.
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