Dr. Heather Hopkins is originally from New Orleans, LA, but spent time in many states around the Southeast during her childhood. She attended Centre College in Danville, KY, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She went on to obtain her dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she graduated at the top of her class, leading to her induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Academic Honor Society. After dental school, she attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where she earned her certificate in orthodontics and a Master's Degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Hopkins stays up to date on the latest orthodontic trends and has lectured both nationally and internationally on various orthodontic topics.
Before moving to South Carolina, Dr. Hopkins had the opportunity to work in a cosmetic office in Beverly Hills. There she had many unique opportunities including working with Katy Perry on her "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" music video. Dr. Hopkins also appeared on several TV shows including "The Doctors", "Extra," and MTV's "Fantasy Factory." While treating patients in Southern California, she gained extensive experience in Invisalign and Lingual (on the inside of your teeth) braces.
Dr. Hopkins and her husband Jeff have a two year old daughter Harper, and are excited about the birth of their second child this Spring! Outside the office Dr. Hopkins enjoys staying active, and she has completed over 25 marathons and 1/2 marathons all across the country. She enjoys long training runs with her dogs Sebastian and Winston.
Dr. Hopkins enjoys volunteering with several organizations. She has a brother who suffers from autism; and working with special needs children is dear to her heart. She works with the Special Olympics and Challengers Sports League. Additionally, she has competed in multiple Team in Training events, an organization dedicated to raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma society.