Meet the Doctor
Dr. Nathan Hodges, DDS, MS
Dr. Hodges has been practicing periodontics since 2003. His patient treatment philosophy is to provide the most optimal care possible, utilizing the most advanced techniques in a personal and caring environment.
Dr. Hodges graduated from Rockwall High School in 1992, attended and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1996, receiving his Doctor of Dentistry from Texas A&M Baylor Dental School in 2000. He received his specialty degree in Perodontics in 2003 from Texas A&M Baylor Dental School. Dr. Hodges and his wife of 17 years live in Rockwall and are very active members of the community.
Dr. Hodges has been regularly selected by professional colleagues as one of the “Best Dentist in Dallas” and as a “Texas Super Dentist. Both award links are available in a separate section labeled “Awards”.
More than a dentist, Dr. Hodges has had the three years of additional training in periodontics. He is highly regarding by patients and peers alike for his expertise in this area. He remains committed to dental education to stay abreast of the latest technologies and training in current methods used in the periodontal field. Dr. Hodges is passionate about being a periodontist, as it allows him to have a truly significant impact on people’s lives in a unique way. “People entrust me with helping them keep their mouth and smile healthy,” Dr. Hodges.
Dr. Hodges can expertly rebuild a patient’s smile through the most advanced implant procedures, as well as improve their oral health with periodontal treatment. “On a good day we are helping improve smiles; on a great day we are helping to improve LIVES.”
Why Dr. Hodges became a periodontist
Doctor Hodges has always had a keen interest in science and a strong desire to help others.
He first became interested in becoming a dentist when he was a child. His Uncle Court was his dentist. Going to see him was always fun, entertaining and never scary. He performed what looked like magic when he extracted a tooth without Dr. Hodges even noticing that the procedure had been done.
After seeing what could be done with dentistry to help people, Dr. Hodges decided to enter the profession himself.
Education and advanced training
Dr. Hodges graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University in College Station.
He then continued at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree as an honors graduate in 2000. Dr. Hodges continued at Baylor to graduate in 2003 with a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and a specialty certificate in Periodontics.
Dr. Hodges keeps up with the latest procedures and technology through continuous advanced education.
Educator and lecturer
Dr. Hodges also regularly teaches other periodontists as well as dentists and dental hygienists. He feels a strong commitment to helping his community reach the highest level of dental care possible.
He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. He also regularly lectures to his colleagues on the latest periodontal techniques and trends at colleges, professional association meetings and continuing education courses.
As well as training his fellow professionals in the Greater Dallas area, Dr. Hodges also gives lectures and training courses nationally and internationally.
Dr. Hodges has been recognized multiple times by major organizations.
- He has been honored by D Magazine 7 times since 2007 as “Best Dentists in Dallas”.
- He has been honored by Texas Monthly Magazine 13 times since 2004 as “Texas Super Dentist”.
Dr. Hodges serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Society of Periodontics, and is the chair of the Peer Review Committee and past President of the First District Dental Society.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is also an active member of the following professional associations:
- External Advisory and Development Committee at Texas A&M University
- Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- Texas Society of Periodontics
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Fellow of the International Team for Implantology
As a vital member of the community, Dr. Hodges also frequently performs charity dental services both locally and in Dallas, for veterans and the less fortunate. As part of a team of practitioners, known as “Dentistry with a Heart,” he provides dental care to those who otherwise would not have access to adequate dental care. Dr. Hodges is also the Chairman of the Board of the Rockwall County Salvation Army.
To make an appointment, call our Rockwall 972-771-8640 or Paris 903-785-4832 office, or click here to request an appointment online.