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Dr. Hawkins received the DDS degree in 1973 from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada, and returned for formal training in dental anesthesiology from the same University during 1975–1976. He is the Founding Director of the Intravenous Sedation Certification, Continuing Education Program in Canada at the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta with special emphasis on pain control and patient management and unique local anesthesia requirements for the dental patient. He has more than 30 years of private practice experience in Toronto. Mel has been lecturing throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia for more than 45 years.
Dr. Hawkins is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiologists and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He holds honorary fellowships with the International College of Dentists and with the Pierre Fouchard International Academy. He is an author, clinician, and speaker on topics concerning sedation and pain-free management of the dental patient and, for 14 consecutive years (2005–present) has been recognized as a “Top 100 Clinician” and Annual Leader in CE by Dentistry Today.


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Courses Featuring Mel Hawkins, DDS, BSCD AN, FADSA, DADBA

Dental Local Anesthesia: Techniques and Key Features
Cost: $99.00
ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2