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By: mark.mosby
Drake Hawkins & David Rainwater DDS
Dr. Hawkins is spectacular! I have been a patient of Dr. Hawkins for several years now and I truly could not ask for a better dentist. The entire staff is an amazing group of professionals. They are wonderful at their work and are always so pleasant and welcoming. Dr. Hawkins is very understanding and made me feel comfortable throughout my many procedures. I genuinely look forward to each visit. I recommend Drake Hawkins DDS & Gary Weisbly DMD to each and every person!
By: the4ofus
Drake Hawkins & David Rainwater DDS
Our family loves Drake Hawkins! We have been patients for 15 years and never been unhappy with anything that they have done. Now that we are enterting a new phase of dental work with our own kids hitting adolenscence I feel more confident than ever that they will get what they need.
By: tlgribble
Drake Hawkins & David Rainwater DDS
I recommend Dr. Hawkins all the time! I have been going to Dr. Hawkins for 15 plus years. He is wonderful and so is his staff! One of my favs is Dianne Bachari! Need your teeth cleaned? Ask for her! Have an issue? Dr. Hawkins will fix you right up!
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By: Chasity M.
Michael B. Ashcraft, DDS, MS
Everyone is professional, understanding, and very respectful. Teamwork is definitely something they practice. Never a long wait but you are not rushed. My child enjoy going there and he loves his smile!
By: Sarah M.
Michael B. Ashcraft, DDS, MS
He is a master at what he does. The staff if very friendly and the wait time is minimal. I have recommended him to several people and will continue to do so. My smile is beautiful! Thank you so much.
By: heathman13
Heathman, Montgomery DDS
The Dr. and staff are all very nice, and they are all there to help you in anyway they can to make sure your dental needs are taken care of in a timely manner and with little pain as possible.
By: bella8825
Heathman, Montgomery DDS
I've been going to Dr. Heathman for the past 2 years and I love them! The Dentists and staff are nice and they always make laugh and feel comfortable. I would recommend them most definitely.
By: turk1961
Drake Hawkins & David Rainwater DDS
Very professional atmosphere, not your typical drab dental office. The staff take great care of you and the doctors are super. You'll be impressed!
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By: amyh0502
Michael B. Ashcraft, DDS, MS
Dr. Ashcraft and his staff have been wonderful to my child. Dr. Ashcraft made my child's teeth BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Tips & Advices
Dental hygienists are required to attend continuing education classes, and the amount of continuing education that is needed varies from state to state. Depending on the state, dental hygienists must renew their licenses every one, two, or three years. A certain amount of continuing education is necessary to successfully have this license renewed.
Dental hygienists can perform teeth whitening. This procedure is used to brighten a discolored smile. It's possible to whiten teeth at home, but you'll often get faster results if you turn the process over to a trained and skilled professional. Dentists and dental hygienists often use stronger bleaches to whiten teeth than those that are available to consumers over the counter.
The costs associated with getting the education required to become a dental hygienist depends on the type of degree chosen. For an associate's degree, expect to spend an average of $22,000. For a bachelor's degree, the average cost rises to $36,000. For a master's degree, it would take an additional $30,000 on top of the costs associated with getting a bachelor's degree.
It takes a minimum of two years to become a dental hygienist. This is the time required to obtain the associate's degree that qualifies them for licensing in a particular state. After obtaining a degree, they'll need to pass national, state, and regional exams to begin working as a dental hygienist.
The are certain key differences between a dental hygienist and a dental assistant. A dental assistant performs tasks such as disinfecting instruments, managing patients' dental records, and assisting dentists during procedures. Dental hygienists perform a more advanced set of tasks, such as polishing teeth and removing tartar, plaque, and stains.

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