Snodgrass-King Doctor Profile – Pediatric Dentist Dr. Robin Hobbs
How well do you know your dentist? Your child’s dentist? When choosing a pediatric dentist for your child, why not get to know the person behind the floss? Because oral care is so important to a person’s overall health, you and your child deserve an educated, helpful, and caring dentist.
This month we are spotlighting Dr. Robin Hobbs, a pediatric dentist at Snodgrass-King Dental Associates.
How about we start with an intro? Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, I’m not a native of Nashville. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, a lover of all things traveling. If I’m not traveling, then I’m definitely a homebody. I’m one of those people that rather have a game night or just watch a movie at home instead of go out. But if I’m traveling, I’m more spontaneous and want to see everything.
We hear you’re a huge sports fan. What’s your favorite sports team?
Of course, I love anything Houston, but I love football most. I actually do cheer for the TN Titans because I live here AND they used to be the Houston Oilers. I just love going to sports games. I watch football, basketball, and baseball.
We also heard that you paint. Tell us more about this…
I actually began painting when I was in dental school. I moved to Nashville to go to dental school, and painting was the perfect way for me to relieve stress. I would go to Hobby Lobby…buy canvases and pick a color…see where the brush would lead me. I really got into painting for my clients and friends. A couple of these were made for a friend’s child’s room.
Some of Dr. Hobbs Paintings
Why did you become a dentist?
I always knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare field, so when I went to high school, we actually got to pick courses that had to deal with health related careers. In tenth grade, I took a dental class. I loved it — found it fascinating how people’s smiles could change them.
I was a thumb sucker, even as a teen, so I had to get braces. I have first hand experience in how hard it is to get rid of that habit and how that feels. After braces, I couldn’t believe that my teeth weren’t crooked anymore. It made me feel a whole lot better! I know it can make others feel better too. I always hear people say they had a bad experience as a child, but I’ve always had a good experience at the dentist. I love being a pediatric dentist because I want to help kids and teens to want to keep coming back to the dentist. I love starting with the little ones so that they can get used to it and be happy as adults.
What is your favorite thing about being a dentist?
At the end of the day or at the end of a procedure, it’s their hugs or smiles. I feel like I’ve done my part. They are so scared when they walk in the door, but after they say, “thank you” or “that wasn’t bad at all.” I’m happy to take away the pain. I love hearing them tell their parents that it wasn’t bad.
Is anyone else in your family in dentistry?
No, I’m the very first one, and I hope I’m not the last.
At which Snodgrass-King Dental Associates location do you work?