Dr. Carson Hopkins was born and raised in a small farming community in southeastern Idaho. When he was 11 he moved to a small town in north central Nevada called Battle Mountain. He lived there until he graduated high school. After high school he attended 2 years of college at Idaho State University and then served a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Zimbabwe.
After returning from Zimbabwe he attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. While attending BYU, Dr. Hopkins made the best choice of his life and married his beautiful wife, Jennifer Hopkins. Together they started their family. Dr. Hopkins graduated from the University of Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine in 2009 and moved with his wife and 4 children to Pratt, Kansas after graduation. Dr. Hopkins purchased his dental practice from Dr. L. Ronald Ingram DDS in September 2009. Since that time his family and his practice has grown immensely. He now has 6 children and a new office.
Being a general dentist allows Dr. Hopkins the ability to perform the many procedures that general dentistry allows. Some of the procedures he performs are dental implants, composite and amalgam restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canal therapy, extractions, grafting, whitening, nitrous oxide sedation, and periodontal procedures. His philosophy is to help patients reduce travel by performing as many procedures in his office as possible. However, in certain situations he prefers to work with trusted specialists to accomplish patient comfort and to expedite complex patient treatment plans.
Dr. Hopkins loves practicing dentistry in the age of such great technological advances! Dr. has several instruments that help him provide excellent dental care including digital charting, digital x-rays and cameras, the newest Emerald E4D crown making laser scanning and milling system, an iCat 3D cone beam CT scanner, and a CAO Precise LTM soft tissue laser. The new building has allowed for patients to feel more comfortable and have reduced chair time by adding new dental chairs, lighting, and efficient assistant delivery systems.