About Us | Hansen Family Dental - Dentist Pasco, WA 99301 | (509) 302-2880

AboutHansen Family Dental

Hansen Family Dental is a Pasco based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Hansen and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 509-302-2880 and experience why our patients think Hansen Family Dental is the best dentist in Pasco.

James R Hansen, DMD

Dr. Hansen has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer, by keeping himself and his staff informed on the latest advances and available techniques.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University, Dr. Hansen earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. Since then, he has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in his field through numerous continuing education courses, including those in adhesive and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Hansen’s top priorities are patient comfort and satisfaction. He and his staff look forward to your visit and to showing you the many ways in which the finest dental care can improve your life.

Dr. Nate Bushman

Dr. Bushman strives to always give the best care possible, focusing on restoring your smile and function. He remembers the importance of prevention by teaching good habits that will help maintain your overall health. He cares that you feel comfortable while you visit and is glad to see patients of all ages. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Dr. Bushman studied at Brigham Young University and then attended dental school at the University of Washington. He is passionate about helping others and has spent much of his career serving underprivileged populations. He is always striving for improvement as he seeks to best care for you and your loved ones.

He is also passionate about his family. He and his wife have three daughters and a son.


Administrative Assistant

Tajia is an administrative assistant, registered dental assistant, and social media coordinator. She grew up on the coast of North Carolina and moved back to Washington State in 2017 to continue her education in the dental field. Tajia commits her time to make certain her full effort and heart is put into everything she does.

Tajia enjoys exploring the beautiful PNW and spending time with her family.


Registered Dental Assistant

Cristina is registered dental assistant who oversees the orthodontia and sterilization departments of the office. Cristina began her career in 2019 and hopes to further her education in the dental field in the future. Her favorite thing about working in dentistry is the atmosphere our office provides for our patients and staff.

Cristina likes to be creative in her free time with art and also spend time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Cindy has been a dental assistant for over 10 years, she loves to help make patients feel comfortable with their dental procedures and enjoys watching their smile grow and brighten! She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.


Dental Hygienist

Jenna was born and raised in the Tri-cities. After high school she ventured off to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. She earned her first bachelors degree in Sociology and completed her prerequisites for Dental Hygiene School. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Columbia Basin College in 2019, serving as the class president, and earning her second bachelors degree. Jenna is passionate about serving others and strives to help her patients attain their best oral health. She has two chocolate labs and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and being outdoors.


Dental Hygienist

A Native to the Tri-Cities, Mitch graduated from Columbia Basin College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She was also the sole recipient from her class to receive the “Golden Syringe” award for her gentle touch with the administration of local anesthetics.

Mitch enjoys spending her free time with her family. They enjoy being active at the gym, hiking, camping, spending evenings around the fire-pit, and weekend trips visiting friends.

Mitch is proud to provide patient focused care and education with the same compassion she gives her own family!


Financial Coordinator

Vannessa has been involved in the Dental field for over 23 years and in the Medical/Dental Insurance field for over 33 years here in the Tri-Cities. She has a comprehensive knowledge of insurance and treatment plan options that will fit all of our patients’ needs. She will be very prompt with answers regarding insurance questions and will help patients feel at ease knowing there is a solution for their treatment goals.

Vannessa has been married for over 30 years and has one grown son. They all enjoy riding Harley’s, Rzr's and Camping as much as possible.


Office Manager/RDA

Beth is our office coordinator as well as a registered dental assistant. Beth started working at Hansen Family Dental in 2007. Her passion for Dentistry and patient care is evident through her work. One of Beth’s best qualities is her compassion and kindness which makes patients feel comfortable during their dental appointments. When you meet Beth she will always greet you with a smile.

Beth is married and has two beautiful children, Savannah Grace and Jason Bradly. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating, and fishing.



Dental Assistant

Emily decided to go into dentistry because she likes the atmosphere! She always knew she wanted to go into a field that helps people. Emily plans on furthering her education in the future but is very glad to start off by becoming a dental assistant, especially at Hansen Family Dental. In her free time, Emily enjoys concerts and spending time with her family and friends.