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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Hurt has spent 28 years practicing dentistry in the North County of San Diego. He has extensive experience in most areas of treatment including cosmetic dentistry, laser whitening, laser surgery, implants, root canal therapy, treatment of periodontal disease, crown and bridge work, dentures and surgery for simple and more complicated extractions such as wisdom teeth. His training allows us to provide treatment for almost any dental emergency and our use of conscious sedation techniques allows us to put those patients who “fear dentistry” at ease prior to and during their visit. Dr. Hurt three sons attended La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, two are seniors in college and the third graduated with his engineering degree from USC. They enjoy sports, especially the ocean. They’re all certified Lifeguards with Professional CPR/AED certifications and Certified SCUBA divers as well. Although born in Iowa, Dr. Hurt has lived in most areas of the United States because his dad was a pilot in the Air Force and an Instructor for United Air Lines. This gives Dr. Hurt the unique opportunity of relating to his patients… wherever they’re from. We also have a very “international” staff that speak Spanish, Farsi, Turkish, Russian, as well as English… so communication barriers are rarely an issue.
Verified Patient Reviews
Amazing experience! The staff was patient and listened to my wisdom teeth problems. They communicated with me a plan and exceeded my expectations. I'm pleased with the care provided and strongly recommend them for all your dental needs. Again, it was and continues to be an amazing medical experience.
Super nice! Honest and gentle! Highly recommend
I would trust Dr. Hurt to treat anyone and everyone I know, without a doubt. The most painful thing during my work was administering the anesthetic, which was a 1 on a 1-10, and that's I'll I need to say.
I'm relatively new in town and I had a dental emergency in the evening. I was able to schedule an appointment for the next day and was seen right away when I arrived. Staff was nice and explained the options and the procedure clearly. The doc was friendly and I'll definitely be going back.
I just came back from my first appointment with Dr. Hurt. I had to have 2 wisdom teeth pulled, and like everyone else, I am very fearful of going to the dentist, but Dr. Hurt has been doing this for more then 30 years, and he was great. I wish I would have found him 10 years ago. He tells you what needs to be done and does not try to sell you up. He is kind and caring. With that being said - I hope the ibuprofen kicks in - I am ready for this day to end.
Very nice and explained everything very thorough. Staff is friendly too.
The staff was very personable and friendly. They answered all of my questions and made sure I was comfortable before the surgery. I will keep coming back to them.
Dr. Hurt should change his name, because he was very gentle! He gave my husband and I a lot of options, and found a way to treat a dental emergency on our budget with a long term plan that we could afford. My husband, who is terrified of dentists, is already telling people that they should see this dentist.
Very easy to make the appointment for (next day) Saturday online. The staff and doctors were so friendly and explained the treatments so that I knew what to expect. Everyone was helpful as I needed a root canal. By Sunday my pain was gone and I am so glad I was able to find Dr Hurt's office open on Saturday.
Very pleasant staff and treated well. It was an emergency visit due to my regular dentist being out of town. Very happy with the visit.
Dr. Hurt in interested in giving you the right treatment for a reasonable price, not squeezing as much as possible from your insurance to fund a personal mansion fund. He was the first dentist to recommend getting the chips on my front teeth repaired with simple nondestructive fillings (covered by insurance) rather than getting pressured to get super expensive veneers or crowns. I'm very happy with the results! He's a master with color matching!
I'm always happy with my experience. Dr. Hurt is the best at making patients feel completely confident that he knows exactly how to help and nothing is a problem. Really like that in a dentist since it's never an appointment I look forward to.
Been a patient for close to 20 years. He is VERY good, VERY experienced & does everything, pain free. Best Dentist I have ever had.
Very happy with dr hurt and all the staff today! This was my first time going to him and I couldn't be happier! I have already told family and friends that they need to go to him!
Dr. Shepard did an Awsome Job, I'll be back!!! And tell all my coworkers and friends and family about her!!!!!! Zoe Matsunaga
I want to thank Dr. Hurt and his staff for taking care of my root canal and doing an excellent job!
Very friendly and informative Staff, I would definitely recommend Them.
Very friendly. Was impressed when I got a call the next day to see how I was doing!
Charming, efficient and provides insight to dental challenges. Very matter of fact. Whole staff was friendly and highly professional.
Him and his entire staff are awesome!!
He took care of my dental concerns that my previous dentist did not. Very professional and knowledgeable. He and his staff are very friendly and helpful.
LOVE DR. HURT & HIS STAFF!!!!!
He was very comforting and knowledgeable when it came to our daughter, it made us feel much more comfortable and his staff was so loving towards her.
Very professional and friendly. Makes visit at pleasant as possible.