Dr. Justin Hanlon discovered his passion for dentistry thanks to his passion for hockey. During his junior year of high school, when a high stick shattered Dr. Hanlon’s two front teeth, his family dentist came to the rescue and repaired the damage. What began as a frightening and painful experience turned into a life-changing one. Dr. Hanlon became fascinated by the power of dentistry and its ability to provide greater levels of confidence and success in people’s lives.
Since then, Dr. Hanlon has committed himself to pursuing, and achieving, excellence in dentistry. He seeks out every opportunity for continuing education, and for new investments in innovative techniques and technologies. He’s dedicated to his craft, and he truly believes in its potential to change the lives of his patients — just as it changed his.
A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Hanlon graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill. He went to college at Penn State University, and then pursued his dental education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
After graduating from UPenn, Dr. Hanlon spent several years refining his professional skills as an associate in private practices in the greater Philadelphia region and, most recently, in Pittsburgh’s North Hills. During this time, he expanded his dental training through extensive continuing education, including earning certifications in implant placement and Invisalign®.
Dr. Hanlon is a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the International Dental Implant Association, where he received his implant training after dental school.
When Dr. Hanlon isn’t improving the smiles of his patients, he likes to swap his scrubs for skis, hiking boots or a yoga mat. And, though Dr. Hanlon decided to hang up his skates for good, he still loves hockey, and enjoys cheering for the Penguins from his apartment in Shadyside, alongside his dog, Jamie.
A lifelong music fan, Dr. Hanlon loves talking to patients about their musical tastes, and enjoys hearing their feedback on all aspects of their experience at Omni Dental, including their recommendations for the office’s tailored Pandora station.