MJ Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA


Dentists spend years developing their clinical skills but have limited experience with the business of dentistry. We need both clinical and business education for practice success.

MaryJane Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA has an extensive and varied background in the field of dentistry.


Since 1997, Dr. Hanlon has been active in the dental industry and owned and operated her own practice for 15 years. Dr. Hanlon combined her passion for dentistry with her acumen for business in 2012 when she obtained her MBA from Suffolk University.

During her two years of matriculation, she created a list of all the things she wished she knew prior to beginning her dental practice. This list was translated into the creation of a course given at Yankee Dental every year in conjunction with Bentley University called the “Mini MBA for Dentists”.

In 2014, she became Assistant Dean of Predoctoral Clinical Education at Tufts where she works to revamp the overall clinical environment. In 2016, she became Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs overseeing all of the undergraduate and postgraduate clinical operations for the school.

Dr. Hanlon is highly involved with the Massachusetts Dental Society and will become its fourth female president in 2020. In addition, she has served in many roles on the Yankee Dental Organizational Committees, ADA House of Delegates, and was Chair of Yankee Dental Congress 2017 meeting.

MaryJane is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, Academy of General Dentistry and many other dental organizations. She is licensed to practice dentistry in Massachusetts.


MJ Hanlon speaking at a dental conference
  • William Mckenna Volunteer Hero Recipient, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2009
  • Ten under Ten Recipient, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2008
  • Leadership Institute, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2006
  • Guest Board Member, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2007


If you’re tired of simply “running” your practice and are ready to operate as the practice CEO, Dr. MaryJane Hanlon can help.