Meet David Hornbrook DDS, FAACD, FACE, FASDA

Dr. David Hornbrook is a gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor. Through education, Dr. Hornbrook guides participants of his instructive events to the realization that they, too, possess the ability to practice aesthetic dentistry at the very highest level.

He is one of dentistry’s most famous faces and one of the pioneers of live-patient, hands-on clinical education, as the founder and past director of Pac-live and the Hornbrook Group. He has been a guest faculty member of the post-graduate programs in Cosmetic Dentistry at Baylor, Tufts, SUNY at Buffalo, UMKC, and the UCLA Center of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Hornbrook lectures internationally on all facets of aesthetic and restorative dentistry and has published articles in all of the leading dental journals. A prolific researcher and materials enthusiast, he consults with numerous manufacturers on product development and refinement. Dr. Hornbrook’s warm and engaging style earns him the highest possible marks from participants and meeting sponsors.

Education and Training

Dr. Hornbrook received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. He fulfilled his dental training and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986.

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.

Achievements and Awards

Dr. Hornbrook is among the distinguished elite as 1 of only 62 dentists throughout the world who has achieved fellowship from the esteemed American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 1999, Dr. Hornbrook was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award GenR8TNext for Educational Excellence. Dr. Hornbrook received the Mentor of the Year Award Crown Council in 1997. As the founder of the Hornbrook Group, Dr. Hornbrook travels around the country spreading his knowledge and love of dentistry to various dental programs.

Previously the director and Founder of PAC-live and the Hornbrook Group, Dr. Hornbrook has a unique hands-on approach to clinical mentorship. Dr. Hornbrook further enhanced the growth and quality of dentistry around the country and the world through his membership with the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, and through co-founding the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Throughout his esteemed career, Dr. Hornbrook has trained and mentored thousands of other dentists to not only provide outstanding results but to pursue excellence in dentistry.

Some of Dr. Hornbrook’s most notable achievements:

  • Fellowship American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1995
  • Accreditation American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1990
  • Completed California State Examining Boards, 1986
  • Completed National Board Dental Exam, 1986
  • University of California, Los Angeles - DDS conferred, 1986
  • San Diego State University - Bachelor of Science, 1982
Academic Appointments
  • A. T. Still University, Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO - Adjunct Faculty, 2009
  • University of Texas, Houston, Dental Branch - Adjunct Faculty, 2004
  • University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA - Adjunct Faculty, 2003
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 1989 – Present
  • American Dental Association, 1986 – Present
  • California Dental Association, 1986 – Present
  • San Diego County Dental Association, 1986 – Present
  • New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Honorary Membership, 2022
Editorial Board Participation
  • Signature Magazine, 1999 – Present
  • Practical Procedures and Esthetic Dentistry, 1998 – Present
  • Esthetic Dentistry Research Group, 1994 – Present
Honors and Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award GenR8TNext for Educational Excellence, 1999
  • Mentor of the Year Award Crown Council, 1997
  • American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry Diplomate, 2018
  • Top Dentist voted by his peers in Cosmetic Dentistry as seen in San Diego magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • State of California Outstanding Achievement, 2016
  • Mentors Mentor Award by the Crown Council, 2008

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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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