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 Bio-chemistry 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 serviced 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 Masters of Science.
Dr. Hanigan is a decorated veteran of the USAF, a Texas Merit Scholarship recipient, a National Institute of Health research fellow, an honor 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. Dr. Hanigan has completed two full Ironman races and numerous halves.