Dr. Raffoul liked the idea of being in health care from a young age. Her family referred to her as “Dr. Hannah” when, as a child, she would bandage up a scraped knee of one of her younger siblings. She’s always liked making people feel better. For her, dentistry combines her love of helping people with working with her hands. Dr. Raffoul went to the University of Dayton for her undergraduate degree (the best four years of her life) and then Ohio State University for Dental School (the hardest four years of her life). She loves dentistry because every day is different and involves problem-solving, working with her hands, and the combination of science and artistry. She loves the people at Triax Dental, both the sweet patients and the positive and caring co-workers.

In her free time, Dr. Raffoul enjoys relaxing with friends and family, hiking, cooking and Netflix binge-watching. She moved to Nashville from Ohio in mid-2017. On her bucket list is to see everything she can in Nashville and try everyone’s “hot chicken.” One of her most important accomplishments is surviving dental school. She says the best advice she’s ever received is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”