On September 12, 2020, Leaf River Dental will host Free Dental Day. Chandler Hawkins, DMD and Hunter Hawkins, DMD along with dental team will provide patients who cannot afford dental care with a complimentary service of their choice. Patients can choose from a dental cleaning, filling or extraction.

Appointments are required, and are available on a limited basis from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. To schedule, call 601-475-5600. The clinic is located at 1115 Evelyn Gandy Parkway in Petal, directly in front of Lowes.

The clinic is now open in Petal, and begins seeing patients in late August. A ribbon cutting ceremony is tentatively set with the Chamber of Commerce for Tuesday, September 15 at 9 a.m.

Leaf River Dental treats patients of all ages, including children. They offer general dentistry services, as well as cosmetic options such as veneers and teeth whitening. The office is newly constructed and features modern technology and unique convinces, such as a children’s’ play area.

Chandler Hawkins, DMD

Dr. Chandler Hawkins was raised in Batesville, Mississippi and received her undergraduate education down the road at The University of Mississippi in Oxford. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology in 2014 before moving to Jackson to pursue her Doctor of Dental Medicine at The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Dentistry. Since graduation, Dr. Hawkins has maintained membership with the Mississippi Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Hawkins is married to Dr. Hunter Hawkins, who is also in the dental profession. They have two dogs, Brinkley and Millie. The couple attends Venture Church in Hattiesburg. In her spare time, Dr. Hawkins sits on the state board of the Miss Hospitality pageant as the 2012 Winner and Events Coordinator, and acts as an advisor to the Kappa Delta chapter at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Hunter Hawkins, DMD

Dr. Hunter Hawkins is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a member of the Track & Field team and the Honors College. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry. After college, he began dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hawkins is a member of the Mississippi Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Hawkins is married to Dr. Chandler Hawkins. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors, whether that’s hiking, hunting, playing golf, or playing with his dogs.

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