Dr. Hurtado has provided over thirty years of experience to his patients. His warm chair-side manner has helped in keeping thousands of patients coming back for his advice and expertise to reach their ultimate smile goals.
He obtained his Bachelors in Health Sciences at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and he obtained his degree in Dentistry at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG). Dr. Hurtado moved to the States to pursue an education in Oral Biology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and received a diploma of completion.
Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco he remembers a great childhood and being raised to what he describes as the best parents. His father was a Pharmaceutical Representative and his mother was dedicated in the raising of a very close nit family. At an early age he moved to the States to pursue an education in Oral Biology and started his career as a dental professional. Dr. Hurtado has been married for over twenty five years to his wife Blanca and together they have raised three beautiful children who are now all attending university. His eldest, Alexander is pursuing a career in Medicine, his middle is pursuing a career in Business and his youngest Andrea is pursuing a career in Public Relationships with a minor in Psychology.
Dr. Hurtado enjoys traveling with his family and close friends, deep sea fishing, playing racquetball, spending time outdoors and reading a great book.
Dr. Jesse Kim, DDS
Dr. Kim is closing in on his tenth year doing dentistry. He found a passion for dentistry at an early age and truly enjoys the life changing concept of giving our patients the smile they desire in just a matter of weeks.
Dr. Kim lived grew up in the bay area with his family and attended UC Berkley and received a degree in integrative Biology. After working in the construction industry for about a year, he returned to school and received his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.
Dr. Kim worked in the Bay area before moving to Santa Barbara to help start a church locally. In his free time, Dr. Kim volunteers at UCSB mentoring college students. He also loves spending time with his wife of five years, his daughters Allyson and their new addition Hailey.
Dr. Alexander Yuen
Dr. Yuen has been a part of practice since we first opened. He has given value to our patients with his more than thirty five years of experience by providing our patients with the smile they most desire.
Dr. Yuen obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the National Taiwan University and attended Graduate School at the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) in Oral Biology and obtained his certification in Orthodontics.
Dr. Yuen’s expertise makes him a tremendous asset to our practice. During his free time Dr. Yuen spends time with his family; wife, daughters and grandchildren. Dr Yuen enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with his church family. He has recently obtained his Fuller Theological Seminary Master of Divinity degree and is a Pastor at the Mandarin Baptist Church of San Fernando Valley.
Mayra joined our practice eight years ago and early on showed a great interest in all aspects dental. As a receptionist she mastered patient coordination and insurance information and went on to become our Office Coordinator, ensuring that all aspects of our practice always run smoothly and efficiently. From financial coordination to insurance complex rules, she is able to answer and solve all upcoming issues a patient might encounter.
Her kind and empathetic attitude towards others makes our patients feel like they are another member of her family, making patients feel like they are in the right hands when it comes to their health and financial responsibilities.
Mayra truly enjoys finding new ways to give back to our patients while making them feel right at home at every visit.
On her free time she enjoys reading great books, learning new skills, trying new restaurants, visiting theme parks and museums and spending time with her friends and family.
Alma has shared her expertise of more than thirty years since our practice opened. She is an expert on coordinating benefits to maximize insurance, creating a good standing financial plan that will allow our patients to feel good about paying off their treatment and explaining complex procedures and its various steps to make sure our patients leave our office with clarity.
Alma’s sense of humor and friendliness makes her a dear team member in our practice. During her free time, Alma enjoys going on hikes and spending time outside, cooking, working on her house and spending time with her family.
Julio has celebrated two years in our office as our Treatment Coordinator. Julio has become instrumental for providing our patients with detailed insurance information and coordination of appointments making it easy for our patients to get through their appointments with ease.
Julio’s friendly, professional customer service attitude allows our patients to feel comfortable with him to ask any questions without hesitation, making in a very important part of our front office and the experience we want our patients to have when they first walk in to our practice.
On his free time, Julio enjoys playing sports, spending time outside, and taking care of his four year old son Leo.
Araceli “Cheli” joined our practice seven years ago and has been a staple part of our practice. She is an expert on all things assisting, from taking dental X-rays to assisting the doctor on complex procedures. Her work always shines whether our patients are coming for a routine visit or a dental emergency. She makes sure that she is always coordinating procedures with our professionals making sure all our patients leave free of discomfort and with the smile they most desire.
On her free time Araceli enjoys doing relaxing activities, spending time with family and with her dog Toto.
Lindel joined our practice four years ago and has become a great part of our practice. With her help, our providers are able to provide the best care for our patients during simple or complex procedures. She loves learning about our patients and making sure they are always comfortable and discomfort free.
Lindel has become very experienced on all aspects of dental assisting from taking great dental X-rays and assisting on more difficult cases. Her friendly demeanor and good sense of humor make our patients feel comfortable at all times.
On her free time, Lindel enjoys spending time with friends and family, meet new people, and spend time outdoors in our beautiful home town with her dog nugget.
Pepe has been been in the dental field over 30 years and enjoys aiding Dr. Yuen with his busy ortho days. He brings so much value to our practice answering all those complex ortho questions!
On his free time, Pepe enjoys spending with his wife and family.