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Annual Robinson Roping to Benefit American Diabetes Association

Annual Robinson Roping to Benefit American Diabetes Association

Our team hosted our first annual Robinson Roping in September to benefit the American Diabetes Association and raised close to $10,000! It was a fun event–we can’t wait to repeat it next year and make it bigger and better!

Welcome to Robinson & Hamblen Dentistry!

Welcome to Robinson & Hamblen Dentistry!

Welcome to our new website for Robinson & Hamblen Dentistry! We are very excited to be here as a resource on the internet for all of our patients in the Lubbock and Snyder areas! We will use this page to update our patients on all of the latest news from our team! If you are from Snyder and you are new to Robinson and Hamblen Dentistry, please take some time to read a letter from Dr. Robinson below!

My name is Dr. Kelly S. Hamblen Robinson.  I have known John Best for years. In fact, my grandfather, Dr. John Henry Hamblen was instrumental in Dr. Best becoming a dentist.  I am a third generation dentist and have enjoyed 20 years of dentistry in Lubbock with my father, Dr. John David Hamblen.   He and I continue working together and are delighted to have Dr. Veronica Copeland join us in the practice.

We have assumed the practice of Dr. Best in Snyder as of January 1, 2014, and are extremely excited about the opportunity to continue the long tradition of our family to serve the Snyder area! We hope to provide the very best in patient care for Dr. Best’s patients and the Snyder community.

Dr. Copeland is looking forward to the opportunity of now seeing patients in both the Lubbock and Snyder offices.  She is an outstanding and very competent general dentist. I know you will enjoy meeting her.  

Dr. Hamblen and I will continue seeing patients in our Lubbock office located at 4215 85th Street.  You may call the Lubbock office at 806-794-1131 to set up an appointment for either office.  We look forward to hearing from you.   

The Snyder office address is: 5305 Trinity Blvd #F, Snyder, TX 79549               

A Note from Dr. John Best:

It is with great pleasure that I commend my patients to Dr. Kelly Robinson’s care–with Dr. Copeland representing her in Snyder. Kelly’s grandfather, Dr. John Hamblen (formerly dentist and mayor of Snyder) would grin with pride knowing he is the reason Kelly and I are dentists and that Snyder will continue to benefit from his legacy. Dr. Robinson is exceptionally skilled and trustworthy and her associate Dr. Veronica Copeland comes highly recommended.




2014 has been an exciting year for our team! We established a satellite office in Snyder in January of 2014 and Dr. Veronica Copeland and several members of our team are working diligently to provide excellent dental care to our new and current patients in the Snyder area. Some of the new team members in Snyder include:

Jordan Hammond is a registered dental hygienist from Colorado City, TX (or C City as she would say) who is caring for our Snyder patients. She is a valuable addition and we are glad to have her!

Hollie Gonzalez, Brooke Burleson and Molly Munkres are new team members providing clinical assistance to Dr. Copeland. We are very thankful for these new members of our team! Kamie Smith has also been an excellent clinical assistant during 2014 but will be taking another position in the new year.

On the front desk, Sarah Robinson, Yolanda Gonzalez and Cindy Robinson have all provided scheduling and treatment planning. In the new year, Yolanda will be the primary person at the front desk. She has really taken ownership of this new position – and will continue assisting Dr. Hamblen in Lubbock as well!

The Snyder office is open Thursday and Friday and is located at 5305 Trinity Blvd #F – right across from Cogdell Hospital. The phone number there is (325) 515-5064 and will be answered by the Lubbock office at other times.

Oral and Overall Health

Other exciting news for our entire team is our ongoing training in the link between oral health and overall health. Our team completed extensive training in November in San Antonio with Dr. Bradley Bale and Amy Doneen. We now know and have the ability to help improve overall health by identifying and lessening bacteria in the mouth that has been linked to inflammation throughout the body.

Beyond the normal concerns of cavities and straight teeth, your oral health can have a negative or positive impact on many aspects of your overall physical health. In fact, some of the first signs of a disease can appear in your mouth.

The bacteria that are constantly invading your mouth can be kept under control when proper brushing and flossing are taking place. But when they are not kept under control, bacteria can infiltrate your body through the bloodstream causing or exacerbating other conditions in your body.

Such conditions as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, respiratory conditions, and diabetes can be affected by poor oral health. Poor dental health can also affect sleeping patterns, development in children, and potentially cause premature births. Were you aware brushing your teeth could be so vital to you outside of your teeth and gums?

If you weren’t already convinced that maintaining your oral health was important, hopefully understanding better the relationship between oral and overall health will help out. Ask us what symptoms you should be aware of and what important dental care steps you can take to protect you and your family’s’ overall health. For additional information, an excellent video is available at the following address:

American Diabetes Association. Another exciting event in 2014 involved our team and the American Diabetes Association. At the suggestion of April Cate and Tonya Ellerd, we hosted a benefit roping to benefit the ADA and raised over $10,000. We are exceedingly proud of our team and the positive contribution we were able to make for research and support of Type I and Type II diabetics in the Lubbock area. We are already looking forward and planning a bigger and better roping in 2015!

And a final note…..

We are so happy to have you as patients. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful dental family! If we can be any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to give us a call in Lubbock (806) 794-1131 or in Snyder (325) 515-5064. We wish you the Merriest of Christmases and hope that 2015 is your best year ever!

Continuing Education for Our Team

Continuing Education for Our Team

In November, we participated in the Bale/Doneen Preceptorship in San Antonio, TX. The Bale/Doneen Method was co-founded by Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, for the prevention of heart attacks, ischemic strokes, and diabetes. The Bale/Doneen Method, designed to improve and save lives, is being integrated into practice by medical providers on a global basis. Dr. Robinson, Dr. Hamblen, and Dr. Copeland are committed to providing optimal health, dentally and systemically, to their patients. This conference gives our team more tools to share with patients regarding the link between dental health and systemic health.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Below is a daily journal entry from Ryan Voight, the Director of Operations for Operation Hope. Below he describes a day spent in Haiti with Dr. Robinson, her family, and the rest of the Operation Hope team.

We headed to the church in Saint Marc first and Dr. Robinson spoke to about 75 people and then spent a considerable about of time taking questions and giving some fantastic answers to all of them. At first it didn’t really seem like the people were all that interested, but they really let the questions fly once they were given the opportunity.

After Saint Marc, we headed to Lumiere School and had similar success with 85 or 90 people. Most of the people there really seemed to appreciate the class and the opportunity to learn more about how to take care of their teeth. Sometimes the successes we achieve in Haiti are farther under the surface and harder to notice initially, but this was one of those times when we really got to see a positive impact right off the bat.

From there we headed to Pastor Cesar’s for one of the best meals I’ve had in Haiti so far and then enjoyed on of Pastor Cesar’s world famous fruit smoothies. For the third time, I tried to get the recipe from him, but he wouldn’t budge.

After lunch, we went back to the church in Saint Marc so Dr. Robinson could examine the people that Pastor Cesar gathered up. I told him beforehand that we only had enough equipment and time to see 20 people and that’s exactly how many people he invited to come. It turns out that some of them didn’t show up, but we had a few extras like Dago and his boys so we ended up with a total of 21 exams. During the exams, Dr. Robinson identified 4 people who needed cleaning and one extraction so she took care of those with way more assistants than she probably needed.

From what I understand, American dentists have always been difficult to get to Haiti so it was obvious that everyone was thrilled to have someone there to help. I’m thrilled to have been able to bring the Robinsons with us and I’m excited to see all of the great things that will come from this new opportunity and new connections.

Doc will be bringing the message tomorrow at the church at Bois Neuf and then we’ll have a couple more classes – 1 right after church and another after the Sunday night prayer service. In between, Dr. Robinson will be handling a few more exams and maybe another extraction or two. Looking forward to a good night’s sleep tonight and a successful day tomorrow.