Dr Dan Hanson is a dentist (B.D.S) and Buteyko breathing educator (M.B.I.B.H) who since 2011 has limited his practice to early interceptive treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, breathing dysfunction and malocclusion. Since 2014 his focus has been laser frenectomy procedures to help infants and toddlers to sleep, breathe, feed and grow properly through correction of oral function. His treatments in his various locations include correction of tongue and lip restrictions for all ages including children and adults, as well as myofunctional orthodontics and breathing training classes.
Working in a team with a collaborative approach to maximise health gains is a key feature of his philosophy of care.
Dr Dan has lectured to professional audiences on a regular basis since 2012, with locations including London, Lyon, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, and Auckland. His topics include Tongue Tie as well as craniofacial growth and development.
Practicing from a variety of clinics including Gold Coast (Gold Coast Holistic Dental Care), Brisbane (Enhance Dentistry) and Melbourne (Myofocus), his mission is to make these vital treatments accessible to as many people as possible. To help with this goal he is co-founder of The Tongue Tie Institute – an educational organisation focussed on sharing valuable information about diagnosis and management of oral restrictions.
Outside his career as a dentist and breathing educator, Dr Dan has a passion for self-awareness and is involved in “Men’s Work”. Co-facilitator of men’s groups on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, he enjoys running workshops to help people connect and grow emotionally. He has been married to Rachel since 2007 and enjoys spending time in nature, including kite-surfing and hiking.