All our professionals at Burleson Smiles Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Christopher A. Hawkins D.D.S.
About the doctor……
Dr. Chris Hawkins grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he attended Lubbock Christian University and received a bachelor’s degree in biology. Following in his father’s footsteps, he decided to become a dentist. His educational pursuits brought him to Dallas, TX, to attend Baylor College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He has taken many hours of continuing education in many facets of dentistry. He values the pursuit of excellence, and it is evident in every aspect of professional practice in which he involves himself. In his spare time, Dr. Hawkins enjoys reading, playing the piano, spending time with his wife, Misty, his daughter, Abigail, his dog, Claire, and undertaking adventurous vacations. Because he thought he needed yet another dentist in his family, he married one of his classmates, Misty, shortly after graduation from dental school. Dr. Chris Hawkins is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Fort Worth District Dental Society.
The AEGD training gave Dr. Hawkins a great deal of training in the areas of tooth extractions, molar endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, esthetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and removable prosthodontics. The AEGD program also provided an opportunity to evaluate medically compromised patients as well as more complex cases involving implant dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation.
- Lubbock Christian University: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, May 2004
- Baylor College of Dentistry: Doctor of Dental Surgery, May 2007
- Baylor College of Dentistry, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate, June 2008
- Research Associate with Bob Hutchins, PhD, June 2004
- Published abstract on CFA-induced inflammatory response of ER-alpha receptors in rat TMJ retrodiscal tissue, August 2004
- Gave presentation at NIDCR convention on abstract and findings, March 2005, Baltimore, MD
Heather has been in the dental field since 2003, and joined Dr. Hawkins in 2011. She is originally from Minnesota but has lived in Texas for more than six years. Heather has been married for over 20 years and has 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, and 3 four-legged daughters. When she’s not at work, Heather enjoys reading, cooking and travelling.
Brandi has been in the Dental field since 2012, spending since 2013 with Dr. Hawkins. Brandi is a native Texan, born in Humble and raised here in the South Fort Worth area. When not at the Dental office, Brandi loves spending time with her Husband of 13 years and two sons, Jack and Ryan. Her family enjoys sports and playing with their two dogs.
Jessica Danley entered into the Dental field in 2011. Jessica is a native Texan form the Houston area. She enjoys spending her time off with her husband and three kids. The family enjoys fossil hunting together and searching for unique antiques. They have a Mastiff: Cronus, and a cat: MeowMeow.