Changing Attitudes about Dentistry
I am excited to offer patients a dental experience that is centered on the person. We are keen listeners and seek to understand what a person needs rather than to be understood. Caring for people, rather than focusing on fixing teeth, is why I love being a dentist!
I truly enjoy working one-on-one with our patient family. My goal as a dental provider is to change the image of dentistry. The vast majority of patients experience some level of fear or anxiety when it comes to dental care. At The Dental Center, we are able to develop relationships with our dental family and dispel anxiety. In cases of extreme anxiety, we offer safe sedation methods allowing them to access the high-quality dentistry they need, desire, and deserve.
I have been in practice for seven years. Dentistry is a melting pot of many of the things that I enjoy, especially developing meaningful relationships with others. I am an oral healthcare provider that helps people achieve healthy smiles and improve their overall well-being. We base our care recommendations on current research and deliver results that exceed our patients' expectations.
It is truly an honor to serve others as their dental provider.
Dr. Christopher M. Hawkins
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Certificate in Business Administration, Saint Louis University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Graduated with Honors in Periodontics, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Dr. Hawkins is committed to pursuing advanced training in order to provide the latest techniques in dental care. These techniques deliver care in a safe, comfortable, and pain-free manner.
He has participated in postgraduate training in periodontal surgery, dental implants, and oral and IV conscious sedation. In addition to his surgical background, he has completed a Fellowship in Dental Implantology with New York University and Dental XP. Further postgraduate coursework includes endodontic (root canal) treatment, clear orthodontic treatment, oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, and cosmetic dentistry. He is also trained with the use of Botox® and dermal fillers.
Dr. Hawkins is an active member in the:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Spear Faculty Club
- Spear St. Louis Study Club
- Dental XP
- The Dental Advisor
- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
These professional organizations ensure he has access to the latest research in dental technologies, techniques, and materials.
Beyond the Practice
Dr. Hawkins was born and raised in Ballwin, MO. His wife, Ann Marie, is also a native of the St. Louis metro area. They currently reside in Sunset Hills with their three wonderful children: Kate, Ben, and Jude. When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Hawkins enjoys spending time with his family, playing music on his guitar, and heading to the lake to fish. His family is active in their church and Dr. Hawkins and Ann Marie enjoy supporting their children’s various sports interests.
In addition to his full time practice, he serves our country in the Army National Guard. He currently holds the State Dental Officer position within Missouri, overseeing the care of approximately 9,500 soldiers. He is honored to serve the soldiers that serve our country.