I have a background in orthodontics and I do a lot of braces. I'm not an orthodontist. I have a certificate for IV sedation. I also took a stint in Michigan Implant Institute, I graduated from there, and also Midwest Institute where I graduated from that also, doing implants.
Why did Charles Hawkins, DDS become a dentist? It had a lot to do with the good example of his father, who was also a dentist and an orthodontist. Following in his dad’s footsteps was natural for Dr. Hawkins, who saw dentistry as a way to help people lead better lives.
After attending Ohio University, Dr. Hawkins graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1994, then completed the Advanced General Dentistry program in 1995. He moved to Zanesville, OH with his family in 1996 and opened Hawkins Complete Dental Service in 1997. A multitasker, he also served as dental director of the Muskingum County Health Department until 2000.
Because of his commitment to offering the highest quality of dental care, Dr. Hawkins is always interested in learning new dental techniques and has taken many hours of continuing education courses. His advanced training includes:
- Orthodontic training from Light Force America
- Invisalign certification
- Intravenous sedation license from Albert Einstein University in New York
- Graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute
- Attending courses at The Advanced Dental Implant Studies Program
In addition, he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, the Muskingum Valley Dental Society, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, where he is a Diplomate. Most recently, he has earned the status of Fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Hawkins especially enjoys getting to know his patients on a personal level and helping them to smile confidently. When he isn’t caring for patients, he is spending time with his wife, Robin, and their four children, Charles III, Jade, Nathan, and Grant. All four of his children are involved with sports, so Dr. Hawkins is too! At their sporting events, you’ll usually find him either coaching or cheering from the sidelines. Other hobbies include traveling and preparing meals on the grill.