New faculty spotlight: Jay Hansen, D.D.S.

March 12, 2018

Image with caption: Jay Hansen, D.D.S. (photo by Margaret Cain)

Jay Hansen, D.D.S. (photo by Margaret Cain)

Jay Hansen, D.D.S., is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Jay Hansen, D.D.S.
  • Hometown: Faulkton, S.D.
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor and General Practice Residency Program co-director, College of Dentistry, Department of Growth and Development

Research/professional interests:
After 31 years of a private practice in general dentistry, I remain interested in the wide range of challenges and issues facing the profession.

How I fell in love with dentistry:
When I was young, I was fascinated by all of the equipment and tools at our family dentist and as I grew older it seemed a great combination of tinkering and health care.


  • Undergraduate, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • D.D.S., UNMC College of Dentistry, 1985
  • General practice residency, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis., 1986

Professional memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
    • North District, 1986-present
  • Sioux City Dental Society

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I have a motorcycle that I seem to spend more time cleaning and maintaining than riding.
  • I have a guitar that I never learned to play.
  • I've played racquetball on Wednesday nights with a group for 27 years.


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