Smile Stories


“Bar None the Best”

“Words can’t describe the gorgeous new smile.”

angela yatesWow! Words can’t describe the gorgeous new smile Dr. Hodgins made for me. Everywhere I go, I constantly have people commenting on my smile and how beautiful it is. I really enjoyed my visits to Dr Hodgins office. Dr. Hodgins and his staff were so courteous and professional. I felt like more than just another patient because of the extra time Dr. Hodgins took to make sure everything was just right.

Angie Y.




“It’s Changed My Life”

“I am not afraid to talk to people, apply for a job or SMILE.”

pam dixonWell, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to write to you. It certainly isn’t because I have forgotten all that you have done for me. I wish you knew how much happier I am. I am not afraid to talk to people, apply for a job or SMILE. I couldn’t do any of those things a year ago. I remember when my friend heard about the Dentist Studio on the radio. She gave me all the info. It took me a few days to contact you but I did. I emailed you and you were so nice in reassuring me it would be ok and that I should just come in for a consultation. After emailing back and forth a few times. I made the appointment. My past experiences with the last dentist was so bad I swore I would never go to another dentist again. He made me feel worse than I already did. I didn’t think that was possible. You were so nice to me when I came in for the first time but the hard part was yet to come. It was then time to open and show you what has made me feel so self conscious for such a long time. I was waiting for some kind of reaction from you but you did nothing but reassure me that you were going to help and that everything would be ok. I was starting to feel better.

It was then time for the next step X-rays. I then met Cindy. I warned her that she was about to see the worst mouth she had ever seen. She was great, she took the films and kept telling me that you guys were going to help me. I felt very comfortable around her as well. I knew then I had done the right thing. I went home that day a lot happier knowing that you were going to help me smile again. We got started right away and in less than a year I was smiling again. The people who knew me could see my self esteem getting better and better with every visit . I could too. You were right about how much that can affect a person not their only self esteem but health wise as well. I think now that I have gone through with it even my headaches have dulled. I was afraid it was going to be so painful but I think my heart hurt more feeling the way I did about myself than any of the procedures we had done at the office. ( Even the one that was 3.5 hours) This was an experience I will never forget. In a good way.

I have now moved to Sarasota and I am still smiling and I am working with people again instead of hiding in the back avoiding them. I talk more to people than I did before and I am always smiling with my head held high. It was hard to break the habits of having to hide that horrific mouth but I think I have done it. The old Pam is back!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also would like to let you know that even though I have moved I will still be coming to your office if I can make that possible. It took me so long to find a dentist I could trust and it is totally worth the drive to me.

Pam D.

“It Makes You Want to Smile More”

“I cannot express enough what a joy it is to be able to smile again.”

terry mccowenHello my name is Terry McCowen. I have been a patient of Dr. Hodgins for about a year now. He has changed my life. I cannot express enough what a joy it is to be able to smile again. For example, I can actually smile in family photos! That was something I was really looking forward to.

I had always been an upbeat kind of person. I smiled A LOT! I liked to smile, but when my teeth got to be so bad, I couldn’t smile anymore. I was very embarrassed!

But because of the kindness and generosity of Dr. Hodgins, I have my smile back and more. My brother came down recently and said that he did not even recognize me at first. I am so happy and have a renewed sense of self more now. How do you thank someone who can change your whole life, who is wholly responsible for making everyday sunny!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. I am smiling all the time now and loving it! I LOVE THE NEW ME!

Terry M.

“I Feel Like a New Person”

“The entire system was easy to use and I noticed immediate results.”

Dear Dr. Hodgins and Dentists Studio Staff,

celeste mercerLast year I came into your office burdened with feelings of frustration and hopelessness because my smile was far from what I thought it should be. My personality is very bubbly and I love to smile a lot, but smiling became more difficult for me being that every time I smiled I would think to myself, Oh, I hope they are not looking at the gap in my teeth or I hope that they don’t see that my tooth is chipped. When it came to the point that my favorite feature about myself became the least, I knew I had to do something. Being the bubbly person that I am I know that I could never stop smiling so the only option was for me to improve my smile.

When I came into your office unsure of what to expect, you personally greeted me by name, which made me feel more at ease for my complementary consultation. Upon the completion of my consultation you advised me that I would be an excellent candidate for Invisalign, and shared with me all of the benefits of Invisalign vs. metal braces. A few of my favorite benefits were no cuts, healthier teeth and gums, and I could still eat whatever I wanted without the restrictions of metal braces.

Your staff was extremely warm and helpful throughout my entire process. They assisted me with making the arrangements for financing as well as scheduling me for my fitting and advised me of the arrival of my new trays at times that fit my busy work schedule. As the weeks went by I saw my less that perfect smile transform into the most beautiful smile I have ever seen! Invisalign is amazing; no one could even tell that I was wearing them. I could actually notice my smile getting straighter and brighter!

The entire system was easy to use and I noticed immediate results. When I think back to how I looked before I used Invisiline I am overwhelmed with joy, confidence, and sincere gratitude to you and your caring staff. There is not a day that goes by that I am not complemented on my bright and beautiful smile and I have you, your wonderful staff and Invisalign to thank for that. From the bottom of my heart thank you Dr. Hodgins.

Celeste M.

“Sedation Dentistry is One of the Main Reasons I Came Here”