Meet Dr. Hornbrook

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Dr. David HornbrookCosmetic dentist Dr. David Hornbrook is a La Mesa, CA native who returned to his hometown after graduating from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Hornbrook's reputation, however, extends well beyond San Diego and La Mesa. Cosmetic dentists around the world know of Dr. Hornbrook's dedication to dental excellence and uncompromising patient care through his many articles and lectures. He is a frequent lecturer on state-of-the-art dental techniques and has been instrumental in the development of new materials and services.

To make your appointment with Dr. Hornbrook, request your consultation online. You can also call 619-463-7797 to schedule your appointment.

About Dr. Hornbrook

Dr. Hornbrook serves on the faculty of many postgraduate university programs in aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry, including those at Baylor University, Tufts University, SUNY at the University at Buffalo, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He also serves on the editorial boards of many leading scientific journals devoted to cosmetic dentistry, including Esthetic Dentistry Update, Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry, Signature, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Hornbrook is a prominent cosmetic dentist in San Diego, CA. He is the founder of the Hornbrook Group, taking his knowledge and passion to dental programs across the country. He was the founder and director of PAC-live (Pacific Aesthetic Continuum) and the co-founder of the Las Vegas Institute as a pioneer of live patient programs – enhancing the quality of dentistry across the country and internationally. For details about Dr. Hornbrook's credentials view his CV.

Updating Your Impression

In this video interview, Dr. Hornbrook tells why he thinks having a good smile is so important and how San Diego patients can improve their lives with a cosmetic dentist's help.


  • Graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry

Post-Doctoral Training

Dr. Hornbrook has been a guest faculty member of the post-graduate programs in Cosmetic Dentistry at:

  • Baylor University
  • Tufts University
  • SUNY at the University at Buffalo
  • University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)
  • UCLA Center of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Hornbrook is an adjunct faculty member at:

  • University of Texas, Houston
  • A.T. Still School of Dentistry in Mesa, Arizona


Dr. Hornbrook has consulted with numerous manufacturers in product development and refinement and is on the editorial board of Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry, Contemporary Esthetics, Signature, and is the past editor of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry.


Dr. Hornbrook was the founder and past director of PAC-live and The Hornbrook Group Center for Advanced Continuing Education. He has lectured internationally on all facets of esthetic dentistry and has published articles in most leading dental journals.

Professional Memberships

  • San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • Accredited Member and Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (FACE)


In his time off, Dr. Hornbrook enjoys working out and outdoor activities such surfing, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. Dr. Hornbrook has 2 teenage sons with whom he enjoys biking in the desert, traveling and just hanging out.

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