James Hawkins, DDS, MS

James M Hawkins, DDS, MS, Lieutenant Commander, Navy

Name: James M Hawkins, DDS, MS, Lieutenant Commander, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Postgraduate Dental College
Title: 
Orofacial Pain Program Director
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Location: Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Chronic orofacial pain management
Nutrition and pain

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1495

Education

• Certificate in Orofacial Pain, Naval Postgraduate Dental School 2015
• M.S., Oral Biology, USUHS 2015
• D.D.S., Ohio State 2010
• B.A., Health Science, Denison University 2005

Biography

Dr. James Hawkins currently serves as Program Director for the Orofacial Pain Residency, Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS), Bethesda, MD. He attended dental school at The Ohio State University, graduating with a DDS in 2010. His first assignment was at 32nd St Dental Clinic in San Diego, CA as an AEGD resident. He completed a 3-year residency in Orofacial Pain at NPDS, and received a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in 2015. In 2017 he received a certificate in Medical Acupuncture from Helms Medical Institute. Dr. Hawkins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Orofacial Pain Residency Program Director (2019-Pres)
  • Board of Directors, American Board of Orofacial Pain (2020-Pres)
  • Board of Directors, American Board of Dental Specialties (2020-Pres)
  • Faculty Senator, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2019-Pres)
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain Resident & Academic Training Committee Co-chair (2017-Pres)
  • American Board of Orofacial Pain Oral Examiner (2018-Pres)
  • Institutional Review Board primary voting member (2016-2018)
  • Long-term Opioid Therapy Quality Team (2016-Pres)
  • Dental Faculty Development Liaison (2017-2018)
  • International College of Dentists 1st runner-up, Naval Postgraduate Dental School Research Symposium (2015)

Bibliography

  • Schmidt, J.E. & Hawkins, J.M., (2019). Orofacial Pain. In Malkovich-Fong, A. (Ed.), Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain: An Evidence-Based Guide: Routledge Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8153-7082-6.
  • Hawkins, J. M. Hargitai, I. A., Ehrlich. D. A. (2017). Muscles: Normal Function of the Masticatory System. In H. A. Gremillion and G.A. Klasser (Ed.), Temporomandibular Disorders – A Translational Approach from Basic Science to Clinical Applicability. Springer.
  • Hargitai, I. A., Hawkins, J. M., Ehrlich. D. A. (2017). Temporomandibular Joint: Normal Function of the Masticatory System. In H. A. Gremillion and G.A. Klasser (Ed.), Temporomandibular Disorders – A Translational Approach from Basic Science to Clinical Applicability. Springer.
  • Hawkins, J. M., Schmidt, J. E., Hargitai, I. A., Johnson, J. F., Howard, R. S., & Bertrand, P. M. (2016). Multimodal Assessment of Body Pain in Orofacial Pain Patients. Pain Medicine, 17(5), 961-969.
  • Hawkins, J. M., Branch, M. A. (2011). Sleep Apnea: A Primer for Dentists, Naval Postgraduate Dental School Clinical Update, 33(4).