Patients find a new reason to smile when they visit Dr. Hopkins at Advanced Dental Center in Plano, Texas. Her friendly, approachable manner puts everyone in the dental chair at ease.
When it comes to dental care and smiles for the entire family, Dr. Hopkins and her team are top-notch professionals to consider. As an experienced prosthodontist, she completed three years of postgraduate studies beyond that of a traditional dentist, allowing her to have a deep and broad spectrum of knowledge in cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. Concerned with the function and long-term health of teeth, she applies her well-honed skill, knowledge, and understanding of the complex structure of the mouth and jaw to develop healthy, beautiful, and functional smiles for her patients using progressive technologies and materials.
She takes time to get to know her patients on a personal level, meeting with them in a consultation room at their first appointment. This gives them an opportunity to form a relationship with her before sitting in the examination chair. This focus on patient comfort, coupled with quality service, sets Advanced Dental Center apart from other dental practices. From the calming atmosphere of the office to Dr. Hopkins’s advanced training, the center provides a level of unmatched care in the industry. Practicing in Plano for 11 years, Dr. Hopkins has developed true friendships with many of her patients and enjoys catching up on their activities and family events when they arrive for scheduled dental visits. She listens to their concerns and goals for their smiles before beginning a thorough and complete oral evaluation.
Through the help of digital X-rays and additional assessments, she assists her patients in understanding and seeing exactly what she sees during the comprehensive evaluation. She then develops a customized treatment plan, designed to restore patients’ dental health, as well as prevent future problems. “Our patients love the way we take care of them,” she says. They feel comfortable, relaxed and informed during evaluation and treatment, knowing they are receiving the excellent care and consideration that they deserve.
Combined with her proficiency in other dental disciplines, Dr. Hopkins is able to treat even the most difficult cases with the assistance of a team of experts she leads, ultimately providing her patients with quality, comprehensive dental care. A warm and comforting environment sets the tone for a relaxed dental experience. Dr. Hopkins’ staff ensures patients’ needs are met during each stage of the treatment process. Registered dental hygienist, Elizabeth Fernandez, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. Her experience includes periodontics, orthodontics, general dentistry, and now, prosthodontics with Dr. Hopkins. An integral part of Dr. Hopkins’ team, she has been with the practice for over seven years. Carin Hemmila is a registered dental assistant and has been working alongside Dr. Hopkins for seven years, as well. She loves getting to know her patients and finds it incredibly rewarding to see how their lives change with a new, healthy smile. Brenda Casarez and Susan Thompson are dedicated front office team members. They enjoy helping patients become familiar with their insurance policies and limitations, working hard to maximize patients’ insurance benefits and reducing their out of pocket expenses.
“As a prosthodontist, I see some of the most traumatic cases, including shattered jaws and extensive facial injuries,” Dr. Hopkins says. “Treating them can be very challenging at times.” She is currently treating and caring for a patient that was involved in a serious, potentially-fatal car accident. Extensive facial trauma required her to reconstruct his jaw and dentition. She continues to work with the patient during his rehabilitation process, ultimately helping to restore his quality of life, which was almost shattered by the accident. The simple ability to smile and comfortably eat his favorite foods is priceless to him.
Delivering the best treatment possible means continually developing and applying the knowledge and skills that have been acquired. Dr. Hopkins expands her dental knowledge through numerous continuing education courses. Along with her team, she regularly attends dental conferences and seminars to stay current in her specialized fields. In addition, she enjoys learning innovative techniques and technologies from her respected colleagues, and frequently brainstorming and bringing the best to her patients under her care.
In an effort to reciprocate her patients’ friendship and loyalty, Dr. Hopkins supports and is active in multiple community organizations and events. She passionately believes in giving back to her community, and her dedication is reflected in her contributions and volunteer work in her community as:
Founder of Team Smile, participating in fundraising events for breast cancer and blood cancer research for the past few years.
Plano Symphony Orchestra board member, where she helps promote and support the orchestra in its efforts to bring music and education to the youth in the community. Under her leadership, Plano Symphony Orchestra launched the PSO Music Scholarship Program and granted 12 scholarships worth one year of private music lessons to PISD middle school students who have demonstrated financial needs.
Additionally, she is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists, Dallas County Dental Society, and the Academy of Osseointegration. On weekends and in her spare time, Dr.Hopkins enjoys vacations to the beach and family outings with her husband of 19 years, Eric, and her son and daughter. She enjoys classical music, gardening, and collecting Japanese Maple in her garden.
Dr. Hopkins and her team look forward to the opportunity to get to know you as a patient and friend. She invites you to call her office for more information, to book an appointment, or any time you have questions regarding a procedure or treatment protocol.
Dentistry Services Offered:
- Implants and All-on-4
- Full mouth reconstruction
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Teeth bonding
6541 Preston Road, Suite 100
Plano, Texas 75024
By Melissa Gautier
Photography by Scott Peek Photography