Hornbrook Center for Dentistry, San Diego's leading dental office, has been providing complex smile makeover services for over 30 years. Founded by Dr. David S. Hornbrook in 1986, were known for educating and training cosmetic dentists from around the country.
In fact, Dr. Hornbrook only sees patients three days a week (another dentist is on call when he is out of town) at his office and travels to lecture and teach almost every weekend out of the year. As a world-renowned lecturer and educator, Dr. Hornbrook has lead the cosmetic dental industry for nearly two decades.
In 2020, Dr. Hornbrook invited seasoned and talented dentist, Dr. Laura Souza, to join his team. Born and raised in Brazil, Dr. Souza earned her first dental degree at Universidade Federal of Rio Grande do Sul in 2008, on a full scholarship. Later, she earned her second dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
What is it that you want to change about yourself? Do you have crooked or misshaped teeth? Does your smile leave you feeling embarrassed? At Hornbrook Center for Dentistry, you can experience a complex smile makeover that changes more than just your teeth it changes your life.
Tourism dentistry is becoming increasingly popular, especially when educated patients are seeking out the very best care experience possible. At the Hornbrook Center for Dentistry, many of Dr. Hornbrooks patients come to us from across the country and even from around the globe. We are even happy to assist you in arranging lodging and transportation.
Why do people come from so far to see us? Because Dr. Hornbrook is one of only 62 Fellows of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry the highest recognition among the most prestigious aesthetic dentists in the nation.
A member of the esteemed American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, he is one of only 62 dentists in the world to achieve Fellowship status, the highest level of recognition in the industry. His numerous awards and recognitions span the previous two decades.
As a child, Dr. Hornbrook enjoyed painting, sculpture, drawing, and other hobbies that required a high level of dexterity and aesthetic sensibility. Growing up, his father was a physician and instilled a desire to help people live healthier lifestyles, but Dr. Hornbrooks artistic talents lead him to the specialty of dentistry.
Also an avid learner, Dr. Hornbrook implements the latest in industry-leading technology for our patient procedures. From state-of-the-art laser technology to partnering with Master ceramists, he upholds extremely high standards for each service available within our San Diego dental office.
As a lecturing dentist, Dr. Hornbrook spends thousands of hours training other dentists in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Its not uncommon for dentists to visit our practice to observe his techniques or have their own smile makeovers completed.
From the time that he was a dental student at the University of California (Class of 1986) to his present occupation as an internationally acclaimed cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hornbook has been continually recognized for his expertise and artistic capabilities.
He is also co-founder of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute, which provides advanced aesthetic training to dentists seeking to perform a higher echelon of aesthetic services. Many LVI students come from all over the world to learn these state-of-the-art techniques.
Born and raised in Brazil, Dr. Souza earned her first dental degree at Universidade Federal of Rio Grande do Sul in 2008, on a full scholarship. While on vacation in San Diego, she fell in love with the city and has stayed ever since. After relocating, she became involved in periodontal plastic surgery and even had the opportunity to work at the Nordland Oral Microsurgical Institute (NOMI) in La Jolla. Dr. Souza was later granted her second dental degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. When Dr. Hornbrook heard she was getting her second dental degree in the United States, he was excited that she would be able to join him at the Hornbrook Center for Dentistry. Dr. Souza published a paper in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and she also co-authored the Periodontal Plastic Surgery chapter for the book Esthetics in Dentistry.
Dr. Souza has always admired Dr. Hornbrooks talent in dentistry and is very excited to join the team. Outside of the office, she also works as a certified yoga Instructor and spends most of her free time between yoga, playing with her dog, and going to the beach. She has just recently taken up bodyboarding and is enjoying spending more time in the ocean. She likes to visit her hometown in the south of Brazil every year to spend quality time with her family and friends.
Dr. Hornbook has employed several of our staff at Hornbrook Center for Dentistry for many years. Although some have retired and new faces have joined us along the way, were proud to be a very close-knit practice that strives for conscientious and attentive patient care.