Meet the Doctor
Dr. Nathan Hodges, DDS, MS
Dr. Nathan Hodges has been practicing periodontics since 2003. He is a 3rd generation Hodges in Rockwall. His practice philosophy has been guided by the “Golden Rule.” This means providing the most optimal care possible utilizing the most advanced techniques in a caring environment.
Dr. Hodges has been regularly selected by professional colleagues as one of the “Best Dentists in Dallas” and as a “Texas Super Dentist.” As a periodontist, he has three years of additional training on top of his dental degree. He remains committed to dental education to stay abreast of the latest technologies and information.
Dr. Hodges loves being a periodontist. Being a periodontist 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,” says Dr. Hodges.
He can rebuild people’s smiles through the use of dental implants, as well as improve their oral health with periodontal treatment. As Dr. Hodges says, “On a good day we are helping improve smiles, and on a great day we are helping to improve LIVES.”
Friendly and understanding
Our patients frequently comment on Dr. Hodges’ friendly and kind nature. He always takes the time to explain treatment and answers any questions. He relates well to patients and they find him easy to talk to.
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 since 2004 by D magazine as one of the “Best Dentists in Dallas”, as well as multiple times since 2004 as a “Texas Super Dentist” in Texas Monthly magazine.
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 well as participating heavily in the local dental community, Dr. Hodges performs charity dental services for the less fortunate in the East Dallas area who would not otherwise have access to adequate dental care. He is part of a team of practitioners who participate at a special event known as “Dentistry with a Heart.”
To make an appointment, call 972-771-8640 or click here to request an appointment online.