Meet Dr. Trisha Hansen
Dr. Hansen grew up in Fallon, a farming town in Northern Nevada about 60 miles east of Reno. Growing up in a small town, she came to love and enjoy the sense of community. She studied Biology and Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno and then completed dental school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Hansen had an opportunity to assist a periodontal professor on a flap and osseous surgery while in dental school and she was immediately enthralled at the possibility of doing that all the time.
Dr. Hansen decided to continue her studies at the Medical College of Georgia (currently August University) and trained with the best director and co-residents. During her residency, she had the opportunity to work at the Charlie Norwood VA hospital and values the knowledge she gained from working with such a diverse and often times medically complex patient population. She was awarded 1st place in the Clinical Research Category of the 2014 Billy Pennel Competition for her research project Allogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells with and without platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) for ridge augmentation procedures. Dr. Hansen published an article in the journal Implant Dentistry titled, “Implant Supported Fixed Prosthesis in a hypohidritotic ectodermal Dysplasia Patient: A case report with three years follow up and review of the literature.”
Dr. Hansen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She is one of the only periodontists in the state of Wyoming to be Board certified. Dr. Hansen is a professional member to the following organizations: American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Board of Periodontology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the South East Wyoming Dental Association. Dr. Hansen is involved in local study clubs and loves being charitable with her time. She has been involved in Partners Mentoring Youth and delivering Food for Meals on Wheels. Dr. Hansen is excited about being a part of the Cheyenne community and calling Wyoming home.
When she is not treating patients, you can find her exploring the outdoors as much as possible with her husband and their (spoiled) dog. She loves running, biking, hiking, camping, and skiing.