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Ralph E. Hansen D.M.D.
Whittier Palm Dental Building
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Call: (323) 721-7153

About Our Practice

Philosophy

Our goal is to provide the most comfortable dental care possible in a clean, safe and relaxing environment. High-tech starts with high-touch individual care delivered by a knowledgeable and caring dental team. Our mission goes beyond cleaning and filling teeth, by promoting and improving the health of the people we serve. We continually invest in improved technologies and advanced training to enhance our skills.

History

 Dr. Ralph Hansen’s father started the family tradition of quality dental care in Montebello 78 years ago, graduating from USC in 1935.   After starting in a small upstairs office on the corner of Whittier and 5th, he was able to build a beautiful new “art deco” office at its present location at 1900 W. Whittier Blvd .  The grand opening was celebrated in 1940, making this year the 73nd birthday of the Whittier Palm Dental Building.   Besides being one of Montebello’s few remaining distinguished historical buildings, the palm tree in front of the office (its namesake) is estimated to be over 125 years old.  So the Hansen family dental legacy definitely has “old roots” to the community it serves.  Please take a virtual office tour.

 

 After 45 years in practice, the senior Dr. Richard T. Hansen in 1979 was proud to pass the torch to his son Dr. Ralph E. Hansen and his wife Carol, a Registered Dental Hygienist.  Dr. Ralph and Carol met in college at USC where their common goal was to dedicate their careers to dentistry.   They continue to be loyal USC Trojan fans!  Dr. Ralph and Carol have had the privilege of carrying on the family tradition of practicing quality dentistry, serving the community and helping families for several generations.

 

Despite the historic exterior of the office, the interior is completely remodeled and reflects Dr. Hansen’s philosophy of creating a relaxed and safe dental experience for his patients.  With state-of-the-art equipment and improved technology, Dr. Hansen is able to provide all aspects of preventive and cosmetic dental procedures.  By also using micro-surgical techniques he can accomplish less invasive and more comfortable care.  Dr. Hansen is known for his gentle touch while performing smile “make-overs” for his patients.

Community Involvement

Besides striving to improve the oral health of their patients, Dr. Hansen and Carol are also committed to their community with their involvement in the Montebello Chamber of Commerce, where Dr. Hansen has served twice as Chairman.  They are also active board members and both Past-Chairs of the Montebello-Commerce YMCA and continue leadership roles on the Beverly Hospital Foundation.  They are often found volunteering their time at preschools and health fairs promoting healthy dental care.

Since dentistry is his passion, Dr. Hansen continues to serve as Program Chair for the 900 member dentists of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society.  He has always been an active member involved in all capacities of that organization, including Past-President.

High Standards

We are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles!

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.  Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians.  We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.  We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!  

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