Meet Dr. Charles Hurst

Dr. Charles Hurst, an Indiana native, embarked on his journey in orthodontics with a clear understanding of its transformative power. He finds immense reward in meeting new patients from diverse backgrounds and helping them achieve increased confidence and self-esteem through beautiful smiles. As an orthodontist, Dr. Hurst considers it a privilege to be part of such a positive change in people’s lives.

At Hurst Orthodontics, Dr. Hurst cherishes the daily interactions he has with his patients and their families. Learning about their schools, travels, and hobbies allows him to build genuine relationships. Dr. Hurst is grateful for the exceptional team mentality shared with his staff, who work closely with each patient to ensure the achievement of a beautiful and functional smile.

In the office, he creates a fun and enjoyable environment, filled with laughter and the music he loves. Interacting with his staff and new patients brings him great satisfaction. Witnessing the positive changes that occur during treatment is another aspect of his work that he deeply appreciates.

Dr. Hurst’s Indiana roots have played a significant role in his journey in dentistry. Inspired by his father, who was a general dentist, as well as his uncle, who specialized in endodontics, he recognized dentistry as a fulfilling and rewarding path to pursue.

The longstanding dedication of Dr. Hurst’s staff is a testament to the cohesive and supportive environment at the practice. With years of experience, they serve as a valuable resource, contributing to the exceptional care provided to every patient. Hurst Orthodontics operates as a small-volume, single-doctor practice, striving for perfection while meeting the unique needs of each individual seeking treatment.

Excellence in Education

Dr. Hurst graduated from Chesterton High School in 1984 and pursued his undergraduate education at Wabash College. He attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1992. Dr. Hurst also pursued a Master of Science in dentistry at the same institution, which he completed in 1994.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of orthodontics, Dr. Hurst remains committed to staying at the forefront of advances in the field. He acknowledges that his approach to patient treatment has evolved significantly over the past 20 years, thanks to continuous learning. Dr. Hurst surpasses state requirements for continuing education by actively participating in courses that cover various areas of orthodontic technology.

Currently, his focus lies in exploring the clinical applications of lasers for orthodontics, accelerated orthodontic techniques, and lingual orthodontics. By staying up to date with these advancements, Dr. Hurst aims to enhance the outcomes and overall experience for his patients.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Orthodontics
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • Northwest Indiana Dental Society
  • American Board of Orthodontics

Outside the Office

Outside of his professional endeavors, Dr. Hurst cherishes his role as a husband to Brenda and a loving father to his son Andy and daughter Abbey. Their family is completed by their beloved Bichon dog, Frankie.

One of Dr. Hurst’s passions is gardening, where he tends to his vibrant and flourishing garden. He takes pleasure in nurturing plants, watching them grow, and creating a beautiful outdoor space. Additionally, Dr. Hurst enjoys the art of dog grooming, dedicating time to ensure Frankie’s coat is well-maintained and looking its best.

When it comes to recreational pursuits, Dr. Hurst enjoys fishing and water sports. Whether it’s casting a line in a serene fishing spot or engaging in exhilarating activities like swimming and surfing, he appreciates the connection with nature and the sense of freedom it brings.

Commitment to the Community

Dr. Charles Hurst’s commitment to patient care, passion for creating beautiful smiles, and emphasis on a positive and enjoyable experience make him a valued orthodontist within the Indiana community. His genuine interest in people, coupled with his dedication to ongoing learning and team collaboration, ensures that patients receive the highest level of care and achieve the smiles they’ve always dreamed of.

Dr. Hurst relishes the opportunity to help individuals within the same community that shaped him. Driven by gratitude for the mentors who guided him along the way, he aspires to pay it forward by positively impacting the lives of others.

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1830 South 11th St
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-1463
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