About Us


Meet James M. Hawks, DDS

Dr. James Hawks graduated from the University of Iowa in 1985, with a doctorate in dental surgery. He has been actively practicing general and cosmetic dentistry ever since. A lifelong learner, Dr. Hawks is committed to continuing education and has completed many hours studying varying principles and specialties in dentistry. He has completed the continuum with the Dawson Academy, which places emphasis on the study of TMJ treatment and disorders, occlusion issues, and esthetic restorative dentistry. In addition, Dr. Hawks has studied at the Spears Institute and the Kois Center, both prestigious institutions aimed at helping practicing dentists reach a higher level of clinical excellence.

Dr. Hawks offers his patients a personal touch by focusing on them individually when they visit his office. He believes in patient education, and spends time with each patient ensuring their needs are met and any concerns are resolved. He wants to build long-term relationships with his patients, to ensure lifelong oral health care.

A member of the American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association, Dr. Hawks also contributes his time and expertise to Smile Squad, a traveling dental clinic that offers dental services to at-risk children. He loves spending his leisure time with his wife, Margie, and his two children, Tanner and Jake. He also enjoys golfing and traveling.

Speak with Dr. Hawks Face-to-Face!

To learn more, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hawks! Call our dental office in West Des Moines, IA, at (515) 225-6665. Since 1985, Dr. Hawks has proudly served the residents of West Des Moines, as well as Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, Grimes, and all surrounding communities since 1985.