To Dr. Hankins, being a dentist is one of the greatest jobs in the world, and he feels the most fulfilled when he walks out of the office each day knowing he has given his patients the best possible treatment.
With the belief that dentistry combines the structural component of engineering and the aesthetic component of art, Dr. Hankins strives to align both in order to provide work that is foundationally strong and cosmetically beautiful!
Education and Experience
Dr. Hankins graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Biology and received his doctoral degree in dental surgery from the University of Tennessee. In 2013, Dr. Hankins began practicing in Jonesboro and Marion, Arkansas, and then spent the following two years practicing in Dallas/Fort Worth. Here he received mentorship training in Advanced Surgery and Pediatrics. He moved to Springdale in 2016, after completion of his wife’s residency program with Children’s Hospital in Dallas, and began working at the Smile Center. Dr. Hankins says one of his favorite things about working at the Smile Center is hearing all the unique life stories from his patients.
A believer in continuing education he has completed over 200 hours of hands-on training in Advanced Endodontics, Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics (Invisalign), Smile Design, and Sedation Dentistry. He is one of the few general dentists in NW Arkansas to have received licensure to administer moderate sedation, a designation only offered through certification with the Arkansas board of dentistry. He is a member of American Dental Association and the Arkansas State Dental Association.
Outside the Office
A Springdale native, Dr. Hankins is married to a pediatric dentist named Amanda. They are blessed to have a daughter, Lennon, and a lovable boxer named Tank.
When he isn’t working, you’ll find Dr. Hankins at the gym or with his family. Dr. Hankins believes that exercise is critical to not only his own wellbeing, but also to helping him give his patients a higher level of service.
Dr. Hankins is also involved with the University of Arkansas organization Men Sharpening Men, through which he provides Biblical mentorship to college students. He and his family are members of Fellowship Bible Church and are proud supporters of the Arkansas Children’s Shelter.