Dr. James Hanigan

DDS, MS, PA, ABO Board Certified


“On behalf of my entire staff, I warmly welcome you to our office. I am honored you have chosen our office for your orthodontic needs. As a father of three, I want only the best for my children, and I carry that passion to providing the highest quality of care for each patient we are so blessed to treat. I truly appreciate you choosing us to take care of you and your family, and I will not take that trust for granted.” – Dr. Hanigan

Dr. Hanigan is a decorated veteran of the USAF, a Texas Merit Scholarship recipient, a National Institute of Health research fellow, an honors graduate from UT – San Antonio dental school, and Board Certified in Orthodontics. He has won numerous awards for clinical excellence in orthodontics from the prestigious Texas Orthodontic Study Club and has been an Associate Professor in Orthodontics at UTHSC – Houston Dental School for the past 10 years.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hanigan enjoys cycling and staying active. Dr. Hanigan has completed two full Ironman races and numerous halves. He enjoys woodworking and tinkering in his garage, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his three daughters Jordan, Hailey and Megan, and his wife of 32 years Michelle.

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Dr. Hanigan attended Texas A&M on a swimming scholarship but after 3 semesters he decided to hang up his goggles and transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Biochemistry and from there went on to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio Dental School, the #1 dental school in the country at that time. After graduating with honors from dental school he accepted a commission in the Air Force and completed a one-year General Dentistry Residency. He served an additional 4 years as an Air Force dentist before separating from the Air Force to attend UTHSC – Houston Orthodontic Residency. There he completed his specialty certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as well as a Master of Science degree.