Having more than a passing interest in dentistry as a young girl, Dr. Hanlon began her career at 14 years old in an orthodontic office as an extra set of hands for the assistants in an orthodontic practice. She worked as a dental assistant, ran the front desk of an office, and became a dental hygienist, where she worked in the profession for 15 years, followed by dental school to fulfill her long-term goal of becoming a dentist.
Dr. Hanlon received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Worcester State College in 1979, her RDH from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in 1982, her DMD from Tufts University in 1997, and her MBA from Suffolk University in 2012. After running a successful dental practice in Lexington, MA, that she started from scratch, she was recruited by her alma mater. She returned with her business acumen and ran the school's clinical operations as the Associate Dean of Clinic Affairs at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine from 2013 until 2021.
Currently, she is EVP of Promethean Dental Systems, an innovative dental education and technology company. The teams most recent project is the establishment of the Performance Institute at the recently opened Lincoln Memorial University School of Dental Medicine in Knoxville, TN. The Performance Institute will evaluate professionals ability from diagnosis and treatment planning to performing those services in a patient-less simulation. The future of the company and the future of dentistry have so much potential that daily, weekly, and monthly the time is flying by. Her passion lies in the world of an entrepreneur and leadership of successful, collaborative teams.
In addition to her career pursuits, she has been actively involved in organized dentistry. She is a Past President of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Nationally, she served on the Membership Committee of the American Dental Association, and is currently the co-whip for the First District dental society.
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Saturday, October 15, 2022
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