Rick L. Hurst, DDS

Oral Surgery Dr. Rick Hurst

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Dr. Hurst was born in California and grew up in the panhandle of Texas. His undergraduate education was at Texas Tech University, graduating with a degree in Chemistry in 1972. His doctoral degree is from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training was a four year residency through the University of Texas in Houston, primarily at Ben Taub Hospital. He entered practice in Nacogdoches in 1980. For several years he maintained offices in both Nacogdoches and Lufkin TX.

He is married to Christy Milton Hurst and they have four children.

Dr. Hurst’s special interests in Oral and Facial surgery are in the areas of the treatment of facial trauma, of pathology, such as cysts and tumors of the jaws, and in dental implants. His professional associations include being a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery where he served on the Advisory Board of Examiners for six years. He is a past President of the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He maintains a volunteer part time faculty position at the University of Texas Houston Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program teaching in the area of practice management.


To make an appointment with Dr. Hurst, please call our office: Nacogdoches Phone Number 936-569-1111.
 


CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION

  • Friona High School – graduated 1968
    Baush Lomb Science Award
    Junior and Senior Class President
  • Texas Tech University – 1968 – 1972
    B. A. in Chemistry
    Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities – 1972
    O.D.K. Leadership and Scholarship Honorary
    Student Senate; Student Supreme Court; Student Union Outstanding Chairman 
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity – Scovall Award for outstanding achievement
  • University of Texas Dental Branch – Houston – 1972 – 1976
    O.K.U. Scholastic Honorary
    Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Distinguished Student Award – 1976
  • University of Texas Dental Branch – Houston
    Graduate School/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 1976 – 1977
    Internship – Ben Taub Hospital 1977 – 1978
    Residency – Ben Taub Hospital 1978 – 1980

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 1982
  • National Dental Board of Anesthesiology – 2002

AFFILIATE POSITIONS

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 
    Examination Committee 1991 – 1997
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons –
    Regional Advisor 2002 – 2007
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons –
    Committee on Practice Management and Professional and Allied Staff – 2003 – 2007
  • American Dental Association – Commission on Dental Accreditation – 
    Site Visit Committee for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2002 – 2004
  • Hinds Academy (University of Texas Houston OMS Alumni Association) –
    President 2005 – 2006
  • Hinds Academy Foundation Board President – 2007 – 2009

TEACHING POSITIONS

  • Louisiana State University at Shreveport – Part time non-paid clinical staff in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery -1990 – 1994
  • University of Texas Dental Branch – Assistant Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – part time non-paid staff -1999

PUBLICATIONS

  • Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinicopathologic Conference 55:987, 1997
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – OMS Knowledge Update Volume Two – Section Editor

ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 
    Alternate Delegate and Board Member 1990 – 1994
    President – 1999 – 2000
  • Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Oral Medicine

MILITARY

  • [COUNTY] Army – September 18, 2002 to present
  • Rank: Major – United States Army Reserves
  • Deployment: Operation Enduring Freedom – October 2003 – March 2004
  • Deployment: Operation Iraqi Freedom – 2007