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 and the Arkansas State Dental Association. He currently serves as the Central District Dental Society president.
In his free time, Dr. Rainwater enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel Cashion Rainwater and daughters, Abigail, Emma, and Molly Kate. When he is out of the office, he loves to fish on the little Red River and do most anything outdoors.
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 23 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 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. When Kristen is out of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter planing their next Disney trip.
Maria is the newest addition to our hygiene department, and it has been a joy welcoming her. Originally from Fort Smith, Maria moved to the Little Rock area for Dental Hygiene school, and graduated from UAMS in 2019. When she isn’t working, she enjoys practicing yoga, and going to the gym. She is part of a big family and absolutely loves spending time with them. Sitting in the first room on the right, make sure to give a friendly hello to Maria, when you visit our office.
Dental Assistant Staff
Jordin is a Little Rock Native. She has been in the dental field since 2012 and has been Dr. Hawkins right hand man 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 favorit thing to do, so I try to make my patients as comfortable as possible." When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, going to church and traveling. She cannot wait to meet you and help you smile as big as she does.
Raven was born and raised in Russelleville, AR where her love for dentistry began. She graduated from Eastern College in 2014 and has been practicing dental assisting ever since. When not assisting Dr. Hawkins she enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, and watching her favorite sports; she's a huge football fan! Raven looks forward to meeting you and assisting with your dental needs.
Anna is originally from the Pine Bluff area and has been in the dental field since 2016. When asked about her work, Anna said, "I love building connections with my patients and making their dental experience the best it can be." Anna and her husband have been married for six years and have a little girl named Brooklyn who keeps them busy! When she isn't working, Anna enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and doing anything outdoors.
Bailey was born and raised in the great state of Arkansas. She has been a dental assistant since May of 2018 and got her love of dentistry from her mother, who has been a dental assistant for 24 years! Growing up she was the child who was not fond of going to the dentist so her favorite thing is always putting a smile on her patients face and making them feel as at home as possible. In Bailey’s spare time she loves exploring new cities and states, spending time with her family and going on mission trips with her church.
Front Office Staff
Although Chriss was born in El Paso,Texas she considers herself an Arkansas Native. Chriss is one of the smiling faces that is waiting to greet you when you walk in the door. Chriss 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 is always striving 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. Chriss enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren. Her hobbies include traveling, canoeing, and bike riding. Please feel free to contact Chriss for help with your 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!
Angel graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant from the Little Rock School of Dental Assisting in 2019. In addition to her job as an assistant, Angel is currently attending school to pursue her career in dental hygiene at UAMS. In addition to her general dental training, Angel comes to us with experience in pediatrics. She enjoys working with kids of all ages. She says this about her professional role. “I enjoy being the person who can make the dental experience something to look forward to, while delivering exceptional patient care and creating a comfortable environment.” Angel is married and has three kids that keep her family always on the move!