As a former elementary teacher, Lee’s Summit’s orthodontist, Dr. Jo Hansen, understands the importance of quality education. Hansen is active in several local schools and around the community, teaching students about dentistry and motivating them to succeed. Recently, Hansen and her team spent time with students from Discovery Home School Academy for a field trip to her office. Students learned about the history of dentistry and orthodontics, current braces and Invisalign, and how plaster study models are made. As a Partner-In-Education for both Cedar Creek Elementary and Longview Farms Elementary, Hansen educates students annually about the dangers of tobacco, tattoos and piercings, as well as teaches students the importance of taking good care of their teeth. Hansen’s love of education, however, goes beyond the classroom. As the president of the Eastern Jackson County Dental Health Group, Hansen recently shared a presentation with her colleagues regarding tips on excellent patient care and strategies for exceeding patient expectations. For more information please call 816.246.4671.