7777 Alvarado Road # 210, La Mesa, CA 91942

David Hornbrook, D.D.S.

Meet Dr. Hornbrook

Ranked as one of the top 3 cosmetic dentists in the world, gifted cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. David Hornbrook, is known far and wide for his advanced dental treatments. Based in the San Diego area, Dr. Hornbrook has transformed infinite smiles and touched countless lives through his expertise, artistic flair and trained eye. Not only does Dr. Hornbrook provide some of the best results possible for his own patients, but he continually sets the bar for the field of dentistry with his innovative techniques. This is why patients adore him and his peers respect him so highly.

A native of La Mesa, CA, Dr. Hornbrook was thrilled to return to his hometown following graduation. Since that time, his reputation has continued to evolve as not only a top dental provider, but a researcher, lecturer, innovator and industry leader. He is founder of the Hornbrook Group where he continues to educate and inspire. Dr. Hornbrook was the founder and director of PAC-live and co-founder of the Las Vegas Institute, which both helped to enhance the field of dentistry. Through it all, Dr. Hornbrook values dental excellence and an unwavering dedication to world-class patient care.

Specialties and Skills

Dr. Hornbrook is well-versed in all areas of general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry and offers the latest, most advanced techniques available. He has expertise in sedation dentistry to work on patients in a safe and comfortable environment. Dr. Hornbrook is experienced with instant orthodontics to give patients the better smile they deserve in a fraction of the time. Dr. Hornbrook provides top-quality porcelain veneers with little to no prep techniques for quicker results and minimal pain and discomfort. In addition, he provides teeth whitening and tooth bonding.

A leader in smile dentistry, Dr. Hornbrook is known around the globe for his customized, state-of-the-art techniques to provide dazzling smiles. For restorative dentistry, Dr. Hornbrook can perform full mouth rehabilitation to alleviate pain and discomfort. He also provides a variety of ceramic crown, dental implant, filling and denture options. Patients can also receive oral cancer screenings, teeth cleanings and digital x-rays from Dr. Hornbrook.

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.

Special Achievements

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. 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, Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Hornbrook further enhanced the growth and quality of dentistry around the country and the world. 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.

Achievments at a Glance

Some of Dr. Hornbrook’s most notable achievements and milestones are outlined below:


  • 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

Editorial Board Participation

  • Signature Magazine, 1999 – Present

Editorial Board

  • Practical Procedures and Esthetic Dentistry, 1998 – Present

Editorial Board

  • Esthetic Dentistry Research Group, 1994 – Present

Editorial Board

Honors & Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award GenR8TNext for Educational Excellence, 1999
  • Mentor of the Year Award Crown Council, 1997

Outside the Practice

When Dr. Hornbrook is outside of the office, he enjoys bonding with his two teenage sons through traveling, biking in the desert or simply just hanging out. With a love for the active lifestyle, Dr. Hornbrook enjoys working out and a variety of outdoor activities like snowboarding, surfing and wakeboarding. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.