UCD Dr. Hanks

Dr. Tyler Hanks

Dr. Tyler Hanks is a father and husband first. He has FOUR sons ages 8 and younger! He completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he earned both a doctorate degree in medical dentistry and a master’s degree in public health. At ASDOH he was awarded the Sally Rosenthal Tor Scholarship for his passion for public health and pediatric dentistry. He was also awarded the Tony Hashemian ASDOH Entrepreneur Award for his work to create technology in order to improve oral health. Dr. Hanks fell in love with treating children while working as a pediatric dental assistant during his undergrad years at Southern Utah University.

Dr. Hanks has found opportunities to lead and serve in the community, no matter where he has lived. He has served as the head dentist for TeamSmile events in Kansas City, the co-chair for Give Kids A Smile events in Arizona, a team leader for mission trips to Mexico, and more. He is fluent in Spanish and a certified bilingual health provider through ALTA. He spent two years in Nicaragua as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Outside of pediatric dentistry, Dr. Hanks’ interests include playing basketball, skiing, Xbox, cheering on his favorite sports teams, spending time with his wife Lexie, and chasing his four sons around!