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Meet the Staff

Rhonda B. Hanser, D.M.D

Gorbel Crane Logo A love of science and desire to help others since childhood led Rhonda B. Hanser, D.M.D. to aspire to become a dentist.

Dr. Hanser graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1983. She went on to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she earned a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences with a Medical Science specialization. She then attended the SIU School of Dental Medicine in Alton where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1990. Later that year, Dr. Hanser joined the office of Larry Howenstein, D.D.S, in Fairview Heights. She remained there until May 2009 when she opened Hanser Dental in Troy.

Dr. Hanser resides in Marine with her husband and three daughters, the oldest of whom is pursuing a career in dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society and the Madison County Dental Society. Additionally, she is also involved in the community in which she lives and practices. She is a member of the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob Chamber of Commerce.

Leslie Pryor, RDH

Leslie graduated from Greenville College in 2001 with a BS in Secondary Education and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is married to Andy Pryor with two wonderful sons, Carter and Colin. The weekends are spend at the race track enjoying her husband race. She loves working in the dental field and plans on continuing for many years to come.

Mary Effler

Mary is a business assistant. She has worked in the dental field for over 14 years and enjoys interacting with the patients. Her free time consists of family and friends, and is most proud of her two sons, Brandon and Andrew.

Sarah Gentry

Sarah graduated from Missour College for Dental Assisting in 2004. Sarahs favorite thing about being an assistant is getting to know her patients to help them be as comfortable as possible while in our office. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their three beautiful children.

Coren Simmons, RDH

Coren is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated in 2008 from Lewis and Clark Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Coren lives in St. Jacob with her husband Brian & their wonderful sons & two dogs. Coren enjoys being in the dental field & working with patients on their oral health.

Our Services


Hanser Dental offers routine dental cleaning, x-rays and exams in a relaxed environment. Ideally, patients should be seen every six months for cleaning.
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Children very much enjoy Dr. Hanser's chair-side manner. As a mom, she is able to build rapport with even the most introverted child.
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Cosmetic Dentistry is done to improve the patient's smile by fixing chipped, uneven or discolored teeth. Bleaching, bonding, veneers or crowns are also available.
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Our additional services include: fillings, extractions, implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, mini implants, partials, night guards, and more.
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Office Hours

MOn, Wed, Thurs
8am - 4:30pm

8am - 6pm

Friday (once/month)
8am - 1pm

Proud Member of the:
Troy Maryville St. Jacob Chamber of Commerce