Drake A. Hawkins, D.D.S.
Dr. Drake Hawkins is a native of Little Rock and has practiced here since 1987. He graduated the University of Arkansas with a BA in Zoology in 1983 and graduated from The University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences with honors in 1987. He is a past president of the Central District Dental Society, member of the Arkansas State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. He is also a guest lecturer for dental residents at UAMS.
Dr. Hawkins loves being with his family, enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and travel, and is passionate about his profession. He is skilled in a wide range of services with an emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. His commitment to excellence is obvious from the moment you walk in the door. Dr. Hawkins is your home town dentist delivering world class care!
David M. Rainwater, D.D.S.
Born and raised in Little Rock, Dr. Rainwater is thrilled to be home in Arkansas to practice dentistry. Following graduation from Little Rock Christian Academy, he attended the University of Arkansas, graduating in 2008 with a B.S. in Biological Engineering. Dr. Rainwater received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he graduated with honors in 2012. After dental school, he also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Rainwater is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He and his family are lifelong members of Immanuel Baptist Church. In his free time, Dr. Rainwater enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel Cashion Rainwater and daughters, Abigail (3) and Emma Grace (1). He loves to golf, fish, and do most anything outdoors. Both David and Rachel are avid Razorback fans.
Originally from Marlboro, New Jersey, Melanie relocated in 2013 to Little Rock with her husband and two sons. Shortly after her move, Melanie joined our team as a part-time position, and then switched to full time the following year. Melanie has brought a fresh perspective to all aspects of our office and we are continuing to train her in Southern culture! Melanie graduated from New York Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene and has been practicing for 17 years. Melanie has not only experience but also a kind and delicate demeanor in how she treats her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her boys.
Kim joined our staff in January of 2016 and brought with her over 20 years of experience in dental hygiene. Kim is a south Arkansas girl who grew up in Camden but put roots down in Little Rock when she moved here for dental hygiene school. After receiving her degree from UAMS, she worked in both periodontal and general offices and has since provided dental hygiene care for many patients. You will love meeting Kim at your initial exam, and be seeing her for your periodic cleanings. Kim is a warm and caring person that will take great care of you and your family. When not seeing patients, you can find Kim at a football or baseball game, cheering on the Razorbacks or her favorite athlete, her son Sam.
Kristen joined our team in the summer of 2016 following her graduation from the UAMS hygiene program. She is originally from the Pine Bluff area and graduated from Watson Chapel. Kristen played division one softball at UCA while pursuing her bachelor's degree in nutrition. Kristen has a gentle touch and is experienced well beyond her years. You will feel as if you have known her forever with her contagious, sweet personality.
Born and raised in Barrington, IL, Samantha relocated to Little Rock in the Fall of 2018. She graduated from William Rainey Harper College with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2016, and began her career in Chicago. Now residing in Little Rock, Sam is getting a full dose of southern culture and doing a wonderful job of adapting to the Arkansas way of life. She will bring you a glimpse of the Midwest, but make you feel at home as soon as you meet her. When you see Sam, you will be impressed with her clinical skills and delightful personality. She is a superb hygienist and will take great care of your dental health. When Sam is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and cheering on her Chicago sports teams! Go Cubs!
Dental Assistant Staff
Jordin is a registered dental assistant and has been in the dental field since 2012. She has worked with Dr. Hawkins since 2014. Jordin says this about her work. "I love my job and what I do, it is a blessing to be able to go to work every day and help people. I know going to the dentist is not everyone's favorite thing to do so I try to make my patients as comfortable as possible." When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to church and being in the outdoors. She cannot wait to meet you and help you smile as big as she does.
Andrea is originally from North Louisiana and moved to central Arkansas in 2015. She began assisting in a pediatric clinic where she adored working with children of all ages. After five years of pediatric dentistry, Andrea made the switch to general practice. Capitalizing on her dental experience, she transitioned easily to treating both children and adults. Andrea is delightful to visit with at your dental appointments, loves to make people laugh, and always has a smile on her face. Andrea will soon be married to her best friend Ryan. They enjoy going to Razorback games, hanging out with their friends, and spending the weekends with her family in Louisiana.
Raven is originally from South Carolina, but moved around every few years with her father being in the Air Force. She moved to Arkansas in 2010 and graduated from Cabot High School in 2014. After high school, Raven and her family moved to Florida, where she became a Registered Dental Assistant. After graduating dental assisting school in 2016, she began working in an orthodontic office. In January 2018, Raven decided she wanted to move back to Arkansas where she calls home and transition her career to General Dentistry. “I love being able to make a difference in patients smiles, and see them achieve not only a beautiful smile, but a healthy one as well!” In Raven’s spare time she enjoys being outdoors, shopping, being around good friends and family, and attending church.
Front Office Staff
Although Chriss was born in El Paso, Texas she considers herself an Arkansas Native. As our treatment coordinator, Chriss is one of the smiling faces in our front office, and has over 15 years of experience in the dental industry. She is very knowledgeable with insurance and treatment plans, and will be able to assist you with financial questions. She enjoys building strong patient relationships and always strives to make your visit with our office a positive experience. She feels very fortunate to work with doctors who are committed to providing quality dentistry. She is the proud wife of Dave who has just recently retired after serving 34 years in the U.S. Military. In her down time, Chriss enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren, and her hobbies include traveling, canoeing, and playing darts with the Arkansas Dart Association. Please feel free to contact Chriss for help with any treatment or insurance questions.
After living most of her life in Colorado, Kathy and her husband moved to Arkansas in July of 2005. She remembers well her quick realization that this Southern state would be a little more hot and humid than what she was used to! With more than thirty years in both clinical and administrative roles, Kathy started her career as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and later moved to the business office. There, she found her passion for helping patients to understand and utilize their insurance benefits. Kathy takes pride in her role as a billing specialist, and loves getting insurance claims paid for you! When she’s not on hold with an insurance company, Kathy enjoys being outside riding her bicycle or out exploring Arkansas with her husband. She has three grown children who she loves to spend time with and…if you need some help with new recipe, she does know a million ways to cook tofu!
Amanda was born and raised in Little Rock. She graduated as a registered dental assistant in 2011, and has since worked in all aspects of dentistry. As an assistant, she gained a comprehensive knowledge of dentistry that has proven to be a very valuable attribute at the front. Amanda is the first face you will see in our office when you check-in and you may speak with her if she calls to confirm your six month appointment. As our hygiene coordinator, Amanda has the knack of finding a spot for you when you need to be seen, and can answer your questions about almost anything from a clinical perspective. As our newest team member, Amanda recently moved back to Little Rock after living in Florida for over two years. When she is not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her friends and family, loves the beach, and being outside in the sunshine! She is ready to greet you with her winning personality and smiling face.