Dr. Patrick Sam Hodges - Board Certified Orthodontist:
Dr. P. Hodges was born and raised in Amarillo, TX and graduated from Tascosa High School in 2006. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2010, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout all 4 years and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. Dr. P. Hodges received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. He graduated #1 out of 103 in his dental school class, maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout all 4 years of dental school, to barely beat out his twin, Dr. A. Hodges, who received one B+ throughout dental school (it is still a sore subject for Dr. A. Hodges).
Dr. P. Hodges continued his education at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry where he received a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology. The 3 year orthodontic residency is known for being one of the top orthodontic programs in the nation. All of the graduating residents are strongly encouraged to become board certified at the first opportunity after graduation. Immediately after completing residency, Dr. P 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.
While completing the Baylor Orthodontic Residency Program, residents learn nearly every orthodontic bracket system, appliance, technology, and clear aligners such as Invisalign. Dr. P. Hodges is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Board of Orthodontics, Texas Dental Association, and Panhandle District Dental Society. He believes in keeping up to date with the most current technology to treat his patients to the highest standard of care. He and his twin feel very fortunate to be able to provide board quality orthodontics in their hometown of Amarillo. They are happy to announce that they will be transitioning to their brand new orthodontic office that is estimated to be completed in April 2018 at 5212 Coulter Street in front of their dad’s veterinary clinic, Coulter Animal Hospital. They look forward to meeting and treating many of the children and adults of the Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, and surrounding communities.
In addition to Dr. P. Hodges’ dental and orthodontic background, he is very family oriented which is one of the main factors that brought him back to the Amarillo area; with his parents still living on the street they grew up on. He got engaged this past February to Kathryn Watson of Richardson, TX; who is also in the dental field and works as a dental hygienist. Kathryn and Dr. P. Hodges plan to wed in December 2017 and look forward to returning to Hillside Christian Church and one day starting a family in Amarillo. Dr. P. Hodges also enjoys snow skiing, bird hunting, hiking, and mountain biking.
Dental & orthodontic Awards Received
- American Board of Orthodontics - Board Certified
- Alpha Omega Award
- First Scholastic Honors Gold Medal
- American Association of Orthodontics Award for Exceptional Interest in the Development of the Oro-Facial Complex
- William and Jessamine Younger Scholarship in Orthodontics
- Dean’s Cumulative Honor List
- Dr. Richard G. Tollefsbol Award for Excellence in Clinical Sciences
- Bernhard Gottlieb Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Oral Pathology
- Induction into the Odontological Honor Society and the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society