What Our Colleagues Say

"I love your lectures! You’re not just a wealth of knowledge, you’re entertaining and funny too! Makes learning a lot more fun. Your lectures also make me realize how much learning I still need. I admire you a lot, not only clinically but also how you always keep your cool and positive attitude."

- David Bainer, DDS

"Dr. David Hornbrook is that rare dentist who can do it, write about it, and teach it - all with excellence! His fast paced lecture covers the gamut of aesthetic, adhesive dentistry and is loaded with tips and tricks to boost any general practice. It did mine!"

- Ron Jackson, DDS

"David Hornbrook is a must see for any dentist in the 21st century. David is one of those rare individuals in dentistry who knows everything about dental materials. You have probably seen his name in journals, textbooks, or REALITY, but nothing compares to spending the day with him in a lecture. WOW! What a day!"

- Howard Farran, DDS

"I write this with such gratitude and admiration for the Hornbook Functional Esthetics course. This course truly brought together the patient, the dentist, their assistants, the lab technicians, the mentors, and the instructors in the way it was intended. If you can possibly take this course - DO IT!"

- Karen Williamson, DDS

"I just wanted to thank you for such an awesome course last weekend. I have taken many courses/workshops/study clubs and annual meetings in the past 14 years. I have to say your course was one of the best. I love dentistry and you continue my enthusiasm and knowledge. "

- Michelle Espinoza, DDS

What Our Colleagues Say

"I love your lectures! You’re not just a wealth of knowledge, you’re entertaining and funny too! Makes learning a lot more fun. Your lectures also make me realize how much learning I still need. I admire you a lot, not only clinically but also how you always keep your cool and positive attitude."

- David Bainer, DDS

"Dr. David Hornbrook is that rare dentist who can do it, write about it, and teach it - all with excellence! His fast paced lecture covers the gamut of aesthetic, adhesive dentistry and is loaded with tips and tricks to boost any general practice. It did mine!"

- Ron Jackson, DDS

"David Hornbrook is a must see for any dentist in the 21st century. David is one of those rare individuals in dentistry who knows everything about dental materials. You have probably seen his name in journals, textbooks, or REALITY, but nothing compares to spending the day with him in a lecture. WOW! What a day!"

- Howard Farran, DDS

"I write this with such gratitude and admiration for the Hornbook Functional Esthetics course. This course truly brought together the patient, the dentist, their assistants, the lab technicians, the mentors, and the instructors in the way it was intended. If you can possibly take this course - DO IT!"

- Karen Williamson, DDS

"I just wanted to thank you for such an awesome course last weekend. I have taken many courses/workshops/study clubs and annual meetings in the past 14 years. I have to say your course was one of the best. I love dentistry and you continue my enthusiasm and knowledge. "

- Michelle Espinoza, DDS

Promoting CLINICAL EXCELLENCE Through ELITE EDUCATION

David Hornbrook DDS, FAACD, FACE, FASDA is an internationally renowned speaker, lecturer and mentor. Ranked by his peers as one of the world’s top three cosmetic dentists, Dr. Hornbrook is highly esteemed at the top levels of aesthetic dentistry. As a practicing clinician and the Director of Education and Technology at Utah Valley Dental Lab, Dr. Hornbook offers a uniquely informed perspective on the challenges facing today's dentists.

  • Functional Anterior Aesthetics

    Presented with our partner Utah Valley Dental Lab

    This course offers a unique, hands-on, live-patient educational experience and the opportunity to explore various case scenarios.

    The combination of clinical, communication, marketing, and management skills addressed in this course will not only increase the enjoyment of dentistry, but will also create a level of clinical success and confidence never dreamt possible.

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  • Occlusion Demystified

    Presented with our partner Utah Valley Dental Lab

    This program is a 3-day investment in expertise, profitability, and peace of mind. It is for those practicing real world dentistry, desiring to improve aesthetics, eliminate failures and predictably restore patients in ideal position.

    EXPAND your proficiency by learning the science behind tooth contacts and muscle harmony, successful treatment planning and model evaluation, how to diagnose the asymptomatic patient, and so much more.

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  • David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FASDA

    A gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor

    Dr. Hornbrook is among the distinguished elite as 1 of only 64 dentists throughout the world who has achieved fellowship from the esteemed American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

    As the founder of the Hornbrook Group, Dr. Hornbrook travels around the country spreading his knowledge and love of dentistry to various dental programs.

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Invite David TO SPEAK

Dr. Hornbrook is a pioneer in live-patient, hands-on clinical education, as the Co-Founder and Past Director of LVI, PAC-live and the Hornbrook Group. Dr. Hornbrook lectures internationally on all facets of aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry.

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A Few Facts You Should Know

  • 10

    Different Countries

  • 10000

    Dentists Educated

  • 25

    Over 25 Years Operating

Educator. Mentor. LEGEND.

As a member of the esteemed American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. David Hornbrook is one of only 62 dentists in the world to achieve Fellowship status, the highest level of recognition in the industry. In his commitment to continuing education, Dr. David Hornbrook became a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) after completing a 250-hour course and 500 question examination in 2018, meeting the ABAD's stringent criteria for technical expertise and natural artistry.

In 1997, Dr. Hornbrook was the proud winner of the Mentor of the Year Award Crown Council. In 1999, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award GenR8Next for Educational Excellence. Dr. Hornbrook has trained and mentored thousands of other dental professionals, focusing on providing outstanding clinical results while promoting excellence through groundbreaking dentistry education.

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Gifted Clinician and Product Researcher Turned HANDS-ON MENTOR

Dr. Hornbrook is a pioneer of live-patient, hands-on clinical education. Known for his distinctive ability to practice aesthetic dentistry at the highest of levels, he lectures internationally on every facet of restorative dentistry. Dr. Hornbrook’s warm and engaging style has garnered praise both from participants and event sponsors.

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We Enjoy Working With Dentists

What Colleagues Say

"David Hornbrook is a must see for any dentist in the 21st century. David is one of those rare individuals in dentistry who knows everything about dental materials. You have probably seen his name in journals, textbooks, or REALITY, but nothing compares to spending the day with him in a lecture. WOW!, what a day! The only thing I don’t like about David is that he has more hair than me."

Dr. Howard Farran

"I love your lectures!! You’re not just a wealth of knowledge you’re entertaining and funny too! Makes learning a lot more fun. Your lectures also make me realize how much learning I still need. I admire you a lot not only clinically but also how you always keep your cool and positive attitude."

Dr. David Bainer

"I wanted to let you both know what an awesome time I had at your course this past weekend! I was baffled as to how to grasp all these cases over the last several years, that I had either come across or that I had actually completed, without fully understanding the “why.” I have been a symptoms dentist for years. This class was so satisfying and I am excited to continue to learn more!"

Dr. Joanne Vargas-Velasco

What Colleagues Say

eCement
(Bisco)

The use of lithium disilicate (e.Max) has become increasingly more popular the last few years for both anterior and posterior restorations. Confusion, however, still exists in how these restorations should be cemented to provide optimal aesthetics, retention, and fracture resistance. Although most of us may have different bonding agents and cements already in our office that we could use, Bisco has made it very easy to predictably cement these restorations by developing a lithium disilicate cementation kit, named appropriately “eCement”.

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IPS
Emax

What are your goals when you place an indirect restorative material? My primary goals when placing an indirect restoration depend on where it is being placed in the mouth and why. In summary, esthetics, bondability, strength and versatility are the most important decision criteria.

Does IPS e.max satisfy your esthetic requirements for a restorative material?

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David's Lectures

Dr. Hornbrook’s educational presentations highlight the hottest topics in dentistry today. From creativity with new ceramics, to laser dentistry techniques, Dr. Hornbrook provides compelling and profitable insights.

Other topics include material choices that are predictable and efficient, adhesive and cement systems, metal-free options, and more!

Available DVDs

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Smile Design

Young girl covering smile

Join Dr. Hornbrook as he explores our options for aesthetic, metal-free dentistry. Discussion will include updates of dentinal adhesion, ideal cementation of the new materials using the new resin cements, understanding the advantages of the new ceramics ideal for smile design and choosing the correct materials for optimizing results. He will review step-by-step cementation of veneers and all-ceramic crowns including dentinal adhesive review and recommendations. This truly is the “Platinum Age” of dentistry and the potential for what we can offer our patients, both aesthetically and functionally is more exciting and rewarding than ever before.

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Veneer Cementation:
The Tack and Wave Technique

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One of the most stressful things we do in restorative dentistry is the placement of multiple veneers at one time. Whether the patient desires 6, 8, 10, or 20 veneers, the expectations and possible problems that can occur are many. The cementation process should be, however, one of the most rewarding procedures in our practice. Join Dr. Hornbrook as he describes a very simple. predictable, and stress free method to cement anterior porcelain veneers and crowns. On a live-patient, Dr. Hornbrook places 10 veneers and discusses, in detail, the try-in of the veneers, selecting the correct shade of resin using try-in gels, adjusting contacts, adhesive systems and cements, and finishing and polishing.

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Veneer Provisionalization

Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the materials available today to optimize aesthetics and function in anterior indirect restorative dentistry.  He will discuss different ceramic systems available, preparation requirements of these different restorative materials, and proper material selection. Learn the differences in the materials and techniques available today to better understand how to improve treatment plan acceptance, long term prognosis and patient satisfaction.

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Lasethetics: The Practical Use of Lasers in Dentistry

One technology that has become increasingly utilized in clinical dentistry is that of the laser. Initially introduced as an alternative to the traditional halogen curing light, the laser now has become the instrument of choice in many applications for both periodontal and restorative care. Although the laser offers many advantages over other modalities of treatment, probably the greatest impact it has made is the ability to be used for both hard and soft tissue, often times without the need for anesthesia. Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses gingival recontouring, frenectomies, periodontal treatment ovate poetics and hard tissue applications.

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Prepless Veneers

Prepless, minimal prep and no prep veneers have changed the way the modern clinician looks at the opportunity to offer his or her patient a conservative, yet beautiful smile. Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications, proper patient selection, preparation ideals, materials, fabrication techniques, preparation requirements and effective Laboratory communication to provide an ideal result.

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New Patients

Join Dr. Hornbrook and his Five-Star Team as they
provide step-by-step strategies for providing the ultimate experience for the “New Patient”. They will discuss greetings and introductions, utilizing case presentation tools, excellent service, prompt attention and creature comforts. Learn the necessary steps of enrollment, including establishing rapport, discovering values and conducting an outstanding New Patient Interview. Make their first visit to your office something to remember!

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Night Guards: Splint-Indications and Insertions

With all the names and types of splint options available, it is no wonder that dentists today are confused as to which splint to use, and when.
Join Dr. David Hornbrook and Dr. John Nosti as they clarify and simplify the two main splint options in dentistry, and how the majority of splints fall into these categories. Candidates, records, indications, contraindications and insertion of these appliances will be discussed in detail. This DVD will make you more comfortable in prescribing the correct appliance for the patients in your practice starting tomorrow!

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The Correct Bite

Join Dr. Hornbrook and Dr. Nosti as they provide their unique approach to developing the correct bite, discuss the importance of deprogramming the muscles and how to use a deprogrammer to take the occlusal bite record.

  • Detriments of occlusion
  • When does occlusion matter
  • Erasing muscle memory – deprogramming
  • Recommended deprogrammer for your office
  • Taking a Centric Relation Bite relationship
  • Centric Relation bite as a diagnostic record
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Perfecting The Occlusion Through Equilibration

It’s more than just grinding away blue spots.

Occlusal equilibration remains one of the most under utilized and confusing procedures in dentistry today. Join Drs. David Hornbrook and John Nosti as they discuss equilibration for everyday dentistry, balancing the occlusion, and complex (or Aesthetic) case finishing. This DVD will take the guesswork out of this procedure by demonstrating a step by step T-Scan assisted occlusal equilibration on a live patient.

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Tack and Wave: Cementation of Veneers and Anterior Crowns

Join Dr. Hornbrook as he provides a step-by-step approach to veneer cementation, using his “Tack and Wave” technique. He will review dentinal adhesives and recommendations, try-in and cementation and finishing. He will also discuss curing lights and review their advantages and disadvantages.

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Metal-Free Options For Posterior Teeth

Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses the advantages
and disadvantages of the materials available today to optimize aesthetics and function in posterior direct and indirect restorative dentistry. He will review step-by-step cementation of posterior indirect restorations including dentinal adhesive review and recommendations, try-in and cementation, and finishing. He will also discuss curing lights and review the advantages and disadvantages of many of the lights available on the market today.
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Lab Communication

Probably the weakest link in aesthetic and restorative dentistry is the lack of adequate communication between the clinician and the dental laboratory. Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses how to optimize the communication between the clinician and the ceramist, especially with aesthetic restorations. He will discuss what the ceramist needs to provide optimal results and how to transfer this information from the patient to the ceramist. Also in this DVD is a step-by-step discussion of the photographs needed for ideal communication.

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Digital Photography

Learn the skills and techniques needed to incorporate photography into your practice. Dr. Hornbrook will discuss taking and managing high-quality photographs in promoting, documenting, evaluating and communicating the key critical elements of aesthetic dentistry. An easy to understand system of how to use photography to get better aesthetic results will be presented, which can be immediately implemented into your practice. Learn photography basics, intra-oral tips and strategies for quality images and how to get predictable results every time!

Our PREFERRED LAB

At Utah Valley Dental Lab, we’ve not only raised the service bar—we’ve redefined practice/lab relationships in ways that directly benefit you and your practice.

Spend ten short minutes with this site, and we promise it will change your perspective on practice/lab relationships. Then pick up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to helping your practice too.

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"Dr. David Hornbrook is that rare dentist who can do it, write about it, and teach it - all with excellence! His fast paced lecture covers the gamut of aesthetic, adhesive dentistry and is loaded with tips and tricks to boost any general practice. It did mine!"

Ron Jackson, DDS

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