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Dr. James P. Hannahan, D.M.D. * Practice Limited to Endodontics *

 

General Information

Our Office

Your general dentist has referred you to our office because they believe you will benefit from the services of an endodontic specialist. Endodontics is the dental specialty devoted to the study and treatment of the dental pulp. As a highly specialized field, we make sure we do the small things well. It starts with attention to detail when scheduling and estimating your insurance benefits. Continues with utilizing technology to facilitate patient registration, office flow, as well as treatment. The surgical operating microscope facilitates visualization of the small spaces within your tooth and allows us to operate effectively within these spaces. Working under high magnification allows us to find canals and remove obstructions that would otherwise be untreatable, as well as better visualize the area to ensure more complete debridement and disinfection of the canal space. Improved visualization allows for the ability to remove less tooth structure and still accomplish the goal of thorough cleansing of the tooth’s canal system. It is paramount for the small to be done well in endodontics if predictable outcomes are to be obtained. That is where our focus and commitment reside.
Our goal is to provide patients with an exceptional endodontic experience. We provide a patient centered experience focusing on education and communication about your unique endodontic situation in an attempt to get the best results for your situation. At our office we value quality experience over quantity, we want to take the time to make your time in our office quality time.

Dr. Hannahan

Dr. Hannahan is originally from Mobile, AL and comes from a family of Endodontists.  During high school, he spent summers working at his father’s endodontic practice developing radiographs. This is where his interest in dentistry, and ultimately the field of endodontics was shaped and cultivated. After completing his undergraduate degree at Birmingham-Southern in 2001, Dr. Hannahan began his formal dental training at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and earned his D.M.D. degree in 2005.  During dental school, his interest in endodontics grew stronger and he had the honor of receiving the Endodontic Student Achievement Award from the American Association of Endodontists.  To further his training after earning his dental degree, Dr. Hannahan completed a general practice residency at the Veteran's Affair Hospital at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.  Dr. Hannahan was accepted into the highly competitive residency program in Endodontics at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and completed his two-year intensive training in 2008.  During his endodontic residency, Dr. Hannahan's research on endodontic and implant success was published in the Journal of Endodontics and he was asked to present his research at the American Association of Endodontists meeting in Vancouver, B.C.  His research has since been referenced numerous times in various publications. After residency, Dr. Hannahan joined his two brothers in his family’s group endodontic practice in Mobile. He gained considerable experience working under his two brothers, who had taken over operation of the practice from their father. In order to create a dedicated, patient centered endodontic practice focused on exceptional care and unwavering commitment to quality, detail, and education, Dr. Hannahan opened a solo practice in Phenix City, Alabama in 2010, followed by an additional office location in Opelika, Alabama in 2012. During his time in dental school and residency, Dr. Hannahan developed a love of learning and teaching of endodontics, which he carries with him in his private practice today. His dedication to educating his patients about their individual endodontic needs is evident in the care and commitment he has for his patients and the pride he takes in his work. His passion for learning and teaching continues as he participates in several local dental study clubs. Dr. Hannahan enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter, usually enjoying the outdoors.