Dr. Brent Hawkins
Dr. Brent Hawkins is an Amarillo Native who graduated from Randall High school, Texas Tech University undergraduate and Baylor College of Dentistry. D...Read More
Dr. Brent HawkinsDr. Brent Hawkins is an Amarillo Native who graduated from Randall High school, Texas Tech University undergraduate and Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Hawkins is proud to live, work, and serve those in the Texas Panhandle since 2004, He is a member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association. Locally, he was president of the Panhandle District Dental Society in 2013-2014 and was honored to be nominated for the Texas Academy of General Dentistry New Dentist of the Year in 2012. In 2010 and 2012 he was named to the Top Twenty professionals under the age of 40 by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Hawkins prides himself in staying at the cutting edge of dental technology while providing a friendly, upbeat and stress-free experience for his patients. “My patients are my biggest professional priority,” Dr. Hawkins said. “I want each one to feel like their health, well-being and friendship are important to me.” Dr. Hawkins also knows a trip to the dentist isn’t at the top of most people’s bucket list. “I try to keep the mood around the office pretty light-hearted,” he said. “I figured being in a dentist’s chair isn’t so bad if I’m able to keep my patients smiling.” When he’s not in the office, Brent spends most of his time with his wife, Hollye, and their four young kids. Brent enjoys coaching and cheering and encouraging his kids in basketball, baseball, volleyball and football. Together, the couple’s goal is to guide their children to be christ-centered, well-adjusted, caring adults ¬- and to keep smiling all along the journey.
Dr. Richard Smith
Dr. Richard Smith has practiced in Amarillo for 51 years. Dr. Smith graduated from West Texas State University (A&M) and the University of Texas Denta...Read More
Dr. Richard SmithDr. Richard Smith has practiced in Amarillo for 51 years. Dr. Smith graduated from West Texas State University (A&M) and the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Dr. Smith is a past president of the Panhandle District Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation, and the Texas Chapter of the international College of Dentists. He is a past treasurer of the TDA. He is past chair of the American Dental Association Council on Insurance and Member Retirement. He is currently the Treasurer of the USA Section of the International College of Dentists and President Elect of the International College at Large. He is a fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He and his wife have participated in over sixty dental missions in the state, working with the Smiles Foundation to deliver dental care to those who have no access to any type of dentistry. Dr. Smith and his wife, Jimmie, have been married for 56 years and have two daughters and five grandchildren.
Dr. Mark Hassinger
Dr. Mark Hassinger is an Amarillo native who graduated from Tascosa High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and gr...Read More
Dr. Mark HassingerDr. Mark Hassinger is an Amarillo native who graduated from Tascosa High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and graduated with honors from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1978. Dr. Hassinger was an instructor for a short time at the Dental Branch in Houston, where he was honored for advancements in the Science of Restoration Dentistry by the Southwest Academy of Restoration Dentistry. He started his private practice in Amarillo and has practiced for 46 years here in Amarillo. Dr. Hassinger believes dentistry is stressful for most people and one of our objectives is to reduce the stress while doing quality dentistry. When Dr. Hassinger is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 37 years, Jan. They enjoy gardening and designing and building furniture.
Dr. David Duncan
Dr. David Duncan is an Amarillo native who graduated from Amarillo High School. Dr. Duncan received his undergraduate degree from West Texas State Uni...Read More
Dr. David DuncanDr. David Duncan is an Amarillo native who graduated from Amarillo High School. Dr. Duncan received his undergraduate degree from West Texas State University and his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1989. He started his practice here in Amarillo that same year. Dr. Duncan is a past president of the Panhandle District Dental Society, and president of the Texas Dental Association in 2013-2014. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists. In 1999, Dr. Duncan was named Texas New Dentist of the year and has been nominated for the Texas Dentist of the year 3 times. He is currently serving on the Texas Dental Association’s Council on Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. When Dr. Duncan isn’t working, he spends most of his time advocating for patients and dentists in both Texas and the US.
Amanda – Dental Assistant
My name is Amanda, I am a Dental Assistant at Hawkins Dental Group. I have worked for Dr. Hawkins for 11 years now. I graduated from the Dental Assist...Read More
Amanda – Dental AssistantMy name is Amanda, I am a Dental Assistant at Hawkins Dental Group. I have worked for Dr. Hawkins for 11 years now. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Amarillo College in 2012. Dr. Hawkins hired me right out of school, and this is where I have been ever since. I love my job and I have enjoyed getting to know each of our wonderful patients. I have always had an interest in dentistry and have enjoyed all I have learned through the years. I was born and raised in Borger, TX until I was about 12. My family moved to Amarillo, where I graduated high school and started college at Amarillo College. Like any freshman in college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Finally, I found my calling in dentistry. I am married and have 3 kids, so I stay busy outside of work as well. I look forward to seeing where my life journey takes me in my work life and personal life.
Amber Gonzales - Dental Hygienist
My name is Amber, and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Amarillo College in 2016 with my Associates Degree in Applied Science. Afte...Read More
Amber Gonzales - Dental HygienistMy name is Amber, and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Amarillo College in 2016 with my Associates Degree in Applied Science. After spending my early career in the public utility field, I knew my interest in dental hygiene was genuine and went back to school to pursue this career. I have worked in this field now for 7 years, first with Dr. David Duncan, then we joined Dr. Hawkins’ group in 2019. I really enjoy taking care of my patients and getting to know them. The team at Hawkins Dental Group genuinely cares about our patients- we are focused on helping them be calm and comfortable, as well as their overall health. I recently got married to Nathan and acquired a bonus son Greer. When I am not at work we love to travel and watch Greer play baseball. I love spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
Amber – Dental Hygienist
I have practiced dental hygiene under Dr. Hawkins since 2012. I graduated from Amarillo College’s dental hygiene program in 2008 with my Associate o...Read More
Amber – Dental HygienistI have practiced dental hygiene under Dr. Hawkins since 2012. I graduated from Amarillo College’s dental hygiene program in 2008 with my Associate of Applied Science degree. I enjoy working in the inviting atmosphere of Hawkins Dental Group with new technology and the professional employees that I am happy to call friends. As your dental hygienist, I will ensure you have the same feeling while having your teeth cleaned. I am proficient in treating gingivitis and periodontal disease, as well as educating you in home care that complies with your needs as an individual. You will love our digital and modern technology that is time-efficient and comfortable. I am excited to meet you and make your teeth and gums as happy and healthy as they should be. The time I spend outside the office is with my two boys, Kelton and Brecken, and I am blessed to share my life the past 18 years with my husband, Bryan. We spend many weekends watching tennis, golfing as a family and hiking and camping when we can.
Bethany – Registered Dental Assistant
Hey! I have been a dental assistant for 3 years now. I have the privilege of working with Dr. Duncan every day. I enjoy spending my days with him and ...Read More
Bethany – Registered Dental AssistantHey! I have been a dental assistant for 3 years now. I have the privilege of working with Dr. Duncan every day. I enjoy spending my days with him and his wonderful patients. Outside of the office I enjoy being with family and friends as well as going to the lake or being in the mountains. I look forward to seeing you in the office.
Jamie – Dental Hygienist
My name is Jamie McMann and I have been a dental hygienist since 2010 when I graduated from Amarillo College with an Associate of Applied Science degr...Read More
Jamie – Dental HygienistMy name is Jamie McMann and I have been a dental hygienist since 2010 when I graduated from Amarillo College with an Associate of Applied Science degree. I started my dental hygiene career and Dr. Duncan’s dental practice. I worked for Dr. Duncan from 2010-2018 and then joined Hawkins Dental Group in 2019 when Dr. Duncan joined the group. I earned my bachelor’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University where I met my future husband, Dallas McMann, who was attending college there as well as playing baseball. Dallas and I got married in 2005 and settled down in Amarillo. We started our family in 2012 when our son Rylan was born followed by our daughter Ellisyn in 2015. We loved living in Amarillo and have made great friends that have become family. I strive to provide quality dental care to my patients while trying to make them feel as comfortable as possible while in the dental chair. I enjoy helping our patients regain and maintain their dental health. When out of work I spend my time with family and friends and spend lots of time watching Rylan follow in his dad’s footsteps playing every sport possible and taking Ellisyn to gymnastics and tennis. I look forward to meeting you at Hawkins Dental Group.
Jessica S. – RDA/ Appointment Coordinator
Hi I’m Jessica Skaggs! I was raised in Clayton, NM, by a rancher and registered nurse. I decided after high school to move to the big city of Amaril...Read More
Jessica S. – RDA/ Appointment CoordinatorHi I’m Jessica Skaggs! I was raised in Clayton, NM, by a rancher and registered nurse. I decided after high school to move to the big city of Amarillo to pursue my Dental career- talk about culture shock. I graduated from Amarillo College Dental Assisting Program in 2010. Soon after, I was hired by Dr. Mark Hassinger as his Registered Dental Assistant/Hygiene Coordinator. I worked for Dr. Hassinger for 5 years, at which time Dr. Hassinger merged with Dr. Hawkins practice. I married my high school sweetheart in 2012 and we have made Amarillo our home. We have two energetic, ornery little boys. We are so excited to see what adventures God has planned for our family. I really enjoy my job, all four of our fantastic doctors and caring staff. All four of our doctors are excellent at their jobs and truly care about each patient. I learn new things every day from them! At Hawkins Dental Group we are one big family, and this includes each one of our patients. Each and every one of our patients are very important to us. Come in and let us help you with all your dental needs and wants. Our staff is very eager to meet you!
Laura – Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Laura and I’ve been a dental assistant at Hawkins Dental Group for the past 4 years. I love and enjoy working with both Dr. Smith and...Read More
Laura – Dental AssistantHi! My name is Laura and I’ve been a dental assistant at Hawkins Dental Group for the past 4 years. I love and enjoy working with both Dr. Smith and Dr. Hassinger. I am married and have two amazing kids. We love traveling and enjoy watching our son play baseball.
Melinda – Dental Hygienist
My name is Melinda, I have been a dental hygienist for 24 years. I graduated from Amarillo College in 1993 with an associate’s degree. I have worked...Read More
Melinda – Dental HygienistMy name is Melinda, I have been a dental hygienist for 24 years. I graduated from Amarillo College in 1993 with an associate’s degree. I have worked for Dr. Hassinger, now Hawkins Dental Group, for 11 years. I love my job and the most important thing to me is my patients and providing the best dental care possible. I have been married for 11 years to Jerry Walker. I have 3 children, Eric, that is 20, twins Makaela and Madison, that are 18. I also have 2 granddaughters, Emberlynn, that is 2 and Trinity, that is 11 months old. I love being a grandma! My granddaughters are the joy of my life!
Sonia – Front Office
My name is Sonia and I have been working in the field of dentistry for 34 years. I worked in a pediatric practice for 10 years and have worked for Dr....Read More
Sonia – Front OfficeMy name is Sonia and I have been working in the field of dentistry for 34 years. I worked in a pediatric practice for 10 years and have worked for Dr. David Duncan for the last 28 years and 4 years ago we merged with Hawkins Dental Group. I love working in the front office, helping patients with their needs and having the opportunity of getting to know a little about their lives at the same time. They have become pretty special to me over the years. My husband Michael and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in October 2023! He is the love of my life and my best friend. Our daughter Jordyn and her husband Adam met in law school at UT and got married after graduating in 2013. They live in Seattle and have blessed us with Lucy, our grand-dog!
Lili – Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Lili! I was born in New York but grew up here in Amarillo. I went to Highland Park High School and was a pharmacy tech before I graduat...Read More
Lili – Dental HygienistHi, my name is Lili! I was born in New York but grew up here in Amarillo. I went to Highland Park High School and was a pharmacy tech before I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Amarillo College in 2016. I decided to pursue dental hygiene because I enjoy helping others. I take pride in what I do, I treat all of my patients like family and enjoy getting to know each and every one of them. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. Chris and I have been together since 2010, we have 2 daughters Aaliyah & Aletheia, and a son named Asher. I have been with Hawkins Dental Group since October 2022, and look forward to meeting you!
Jessica Vigil - Dental Hygienist
Hey ya’ll my name is Jessica Vigil. I am a native of Amarillo. I have been a practicing dental hygienist for over 20 years, I graduated in 2001 from...Read More