Dr. Austin Hodges was born and raised in Amarillo, TX where his family still lives. He attended Tascosa High School where he was a member of the baseball team. During his summer breaks, he attended dental mission trips to Babicora, Mexico where he found his passion for the dental field.
Dr. A Hodges received his undergraduate education at Texas A&M University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 in Biomedical Sciences. He went on to receive his four-year dental training at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry where he graduated second out of 103 with a 3.99 GPA (just behind his twin brother Dr. Patrick Hodges). After finishing his dental school education he went on to complete an additional three-year orthodontic residency program at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry where he received his orthodontic certificate and masters in Oral Biology. Immediately after completing residency, Dr. A Hodges completed the requirements and examination to become board certified, which is a distinction held by only 35% of the orthodontists in the United States.
The Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Orthodontic Residency is considered one of the top orthodontic residency programs in the nation due to the extensive three-year clinical education it provides. During residency, Dr. A Hodges treated a litany of complex cases using the newest approaches in orthodontics including: Invisalign®, lingual, clear, and self-ligating braces, miniscrews, rapid palatal expansion, laser and radiosurgical procedures, interdisciplinary jaw surgery, Herbst therapy, and complex adult treatment.
Outside of orthodontics, Dr. A Hodges enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, lifting weights, hunting, and community involvement.
Dental and Orthodontic Awards
- Second Scholastic Honors Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
- The William and Jessamine Younger Scholarship in Orthodontics
- D4 and Dean’s Cumulative Honor List Class of 2014
- The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dr. Richard G. Tollefsbol Award
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
- D3 Dean’s Honor List, Baylor College of Dentistry
- The Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence
- D2 Dean’s Honor List, Baylor College of Dentistry
- Baylor College of Dentistry Odontological Honor Society
- Delta Sigma Delta Thomas W. Hill Freshman Academic Achievement Award
- Bush Jones – Sprenger Scholarship
- D1 Dean’s Honor List, Baylor College of Dentistry
- Walker Scholarship
- Baylor College of Dentistry Academic Scholarship