Meet The Palo Alto Dentists
Dr. Christine Hansen received her DDS from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Since receiving her degree, she has built a reputation for quality dentistry in Palo Alto since 1990. Dr. Hansen continues her education and training in her specialty. Her studies with the Kois Center, Dawson Academy, PAC Live and Invisalign have enhanced her cosmetic and restorative techniques. She is a founding member of the Palo Alto Kois Study Club, and regularly attends continuing education courses including meetings with the Peninsula Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Cerec study club and the Palo Alto Study Club. In recognition of her clinical excellence, Dr. Hansen has been recognized as a graduate from the Kois curriculum. Dr. Hansen is also a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental 3Association, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. As a member of Crown Council, a dental practice alliance committed to superior standards of care and active community involvement, Dr. Hansen participates in the Smiles for Life Program. She received a Special Care Award for serving medically compromised and geriatric patients. When Dr. Hansen is not in her Palo Alto dental office, she likes to hike in the mountains, camp with her family, and go to the beach.
Dr. Roberta Jurash grew up on the east coast and earned her Bachelor and Master degrees at the University of The Sciences in Philadelphia. She then attended the University of California, San Francisco and received her DDS degree. Dr. Jurash remained at UCSF for several years as a clinical instructor, lecturing and supervising dental students. Dr. Jurash believes that, “continuing education is the key to staying current.” She travels around the country attending continuing education courses, most recently at the Kois Center in Seattle, in order to learn from the best in the field. Closer to home, Dr. Jurash is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Palo Alto Study Club, and the Cerec Study Club. She achieved her Invisalign certification over 10 years ago. She is also a founding member of the Palo Alto Kois Study Club. Dr. Jurash believes in giving back to her community, so she provides free dental care to low-income children in the area and also participates in the Smiles for Life program, which benefits Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. In her leisure time, she loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family. She is also an avid Pilates and yoga practitioner.
Dr. Hansen, and Dr. Jurash, train under Dr. John Kois. Dr. Hansen and Dr. Jurash both mentor students at the Kois Center in Seattle, WA. The Kois Center is the only Dental Continuing Education Program in the country reviewing, conducting and publishing independent research. This allows our doctors to stay current on all the relevant research in the field.