Joby L. Hurst, DMD

★★★★☆
Joby L. Hurst, DMD is a Pediatric Dentistry specialist in Birmingham, AL.
33.4328 -86.7386
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2894 Acton Road

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Dr Hurst was recommended to me by another dental office because he is known for his ability to be gentle and sweet while getting the job done. My daughter inherited bad teeth from her Dad; she is 11 and has had to have extractions, crowns, a bridge, fillings and a root canal. We have been to 3 or 4 other pediatric dental practices and Dr Hurst is the best. The staff is always polite. No lectures from anyone :-) Dr Hurst really is gentle; and when my daughter needed a root canal, Dr Hurst was able to refer us to an endodontist known to be gentle. My daughter had a great experience there as well. It is wonderful when a practitioner prioritizes the emotional and mental well being of his young patients and makes the effort to minimize pain and fear. Not every practice will do that.
Not that it's important, but Dr Hurst has a new location that is gorgeous. Beautiful interior, comfy waiting room. We have never had to wait long once we arrive at the office. There is not a crazy waiting period to get appointments.

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Dr Hurst was recommended to me by another dental office because he is known for his ability to be gentle and sweet while getting the job done. My daughter inherited bad teeth from her Dad; she is 11 and has had to have extractions, crowns, a bridge, fillings and a root canal. We have been to 3 or 4 other pediatric dental practices and Dr Hurst is the best. The staff is always polite. No lectures from anyone :-) Dr Hurst really is gentle; and when my daughter needed a root canal, Dr Hurst was able to refer us to an endodontist known to be gentle. My daughter had a great experience there as well. It is wonderful when a practitioner prioritizes the emotional and mental well being of his young patients and makes the effort to minimize pain and fear. Not every practice will do that.
Not that it's important, but Dr Hurst has a new location that is gorgeous. Beautiful interior, comfy waiting room. We have never had to wait long once we arrive at the office. There is not a crazy waiting period to get appointments.

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Two of my children are of the age to have dental care. My daughter had a bad experience at another dentist. We heard of Dr. Hurst through our church. He exceeded our expectations. He has a hygienist, Sandy, who is excellent with children. She put my daughter at ease, and my daughter loves to go to see her. I was worried about how my son would react since he is extremely hyper-active. He ended up loving Dr. Hurst and Ms. Sandy. I have 2 other children who will have a good experience when they are old enough. I am so thankful for Dr. Hurst and his caring staff!!

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Two of my children are of the age to have dental care. My daughter had a bad experience at another dentist. We heard of Dr. Hurst through our church. He exceeded our expectations. He has a hygienist, Sandy, who is excellent with children. She put my daughter at ease, and my daughter loves to go to see her. I was worried about how my son would react since he is extremely hyper-active. He ended up loving Dr. Hurst and Ms. Sandy. I have 2 other children who will have a good experience when they are old enough. I am so thankful for Dr. Hurst and his caring staff!!

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We have been patients of Dr. Hurst for 6 years.When we started the children were very small. Dr. Hurst has ALWAYS been great to them. I also have a son with Autism and it takes a ton of patience to deal with children like this and the entire staff have including Dr. Hurst have ALWAYS been great! Everything he does or recommends is always on target with with the orthodontist and oral surgeon. Dr. Hurst and his staff make us feel at home and like family. With 4 very active children and 6 years of service I have NEVER EVER seen any of the below mentioned activity and I know it would NEVER happen. We moved from Hoover and I refuse to change from Dr. Hurst. It is well worth the drive! I agree with the gentleman below. I believe those comments are from picky mother hen moms who I am sure that their kids do NO wrong and they scream their heads off in public and their parents think it's cute! You know what kind of people I am talking about!If you are a normal parent go see Dr. Hurst and his staff you will NOT regret it! I promise!Like I said he even did beautifully with my special needs child and how much patience does that take??? God Bless You Dr. Hurst and Staff!We Love You!!!!!!!

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We have been patients of Dr. Hurst for 6 years.When we started the children were very small. Dr. Hurst has ALWAYS been great to them. I also have a son with Autism and it takes a ton of patience to deal with children like this and the entire staff have including Dr. Hurst have ALWAYS been great! Everything he does or recommends is always on target with with the orthodontist and oral surgeon. Dr. Hurst and his staff make us feel at home and like family. With 4 very active children and 6 years of service I have NEVER EVER seen any of the below mentioned activity and I know it would NEVER happen. We moved from Hoover and I refuse to change from Dr. Hurst. It is well worth the drive! I agree with the gentleman below. I believe those comments are from picky mother hen moms who I am sure that their kids do NO wrong and they scream their heads off in public and their parents think it's cute! You know what kind of people I am talking about!If you are a normal parent go see Dr. Hurst and his staff you will NOT regret it! I promise!Like I said he even did beautifully with my special needs child and how much patience does that take??? God Bless You Dr. Hurst and Staff!We Love You!!!!!!!

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My family has been visiting Dr. Hurst for six years. I have always been very pleased with his staff and the service received. My kids have never hesitated going to visit the dentist. I would highly recommend Dr. Hurst and his staff.

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My family has been visiting Dr. Hurst for six years. I have always been very pleased with his staff and the service received. My kids have never hesitated going to visit the dentist. I would highly recommend Dr. Hurst and his staff.

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The new office is awesome, check it out!! No more parking worries. All three of my children go to Dr. Hurst. We have never had any problems with him or his staff. So, to all of the people complaining about Dr. Hurst and his staff, I am sorry about your experience, but I have NEVER seen any of the situations you are talking about in Dr. Hurst's office. I wonder if you wouldn't have those same issues with any dentist you went to.

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The new office is awesome, check it out!! No more parking worries. All three of my children go to Dr. Hurst. We have never had any problems with him or his staff. So, to all of the people complaining about Dr. Hurst and his staff, I am sorry about your experience, but I have NEVER seen any of the situations you are talking about in Dr. Hurst's office. I wonder if you wouldn't have those same issues with any dentist you went to.

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Great Job, Dr. Hurst! It occurred to me that the negative reviews written seem to be from overprotective mother hens. I have two very active children that test the very limits of Dr. Hurst and his staff. Children have to understand that even under stressful situations (like the dentist) both parent and dentist are in charge! Also, where were you parents sitting during all these procedures? I sit right in the room with my children so they feel comfort and my direction when things start to get out of hand. As far as Mercury fillings....If you didnt want them in your child's mouth you should have been right their to watch it go down and put a stop to it then. Wise up, people!!! Keep up the good work, doc.

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Great Job, Dr. Hurst! It occurred to me that the negative reviews written seem to be from overprotective mother hens. I have two very active children that test the very limits of Dr. Hurst and his staff. Children have to understand that even under stressful situations (like the dentist) both parent and dentist are in charge! Also, where were you parents sitting during all these procedures? I sit right in the room with my children so they feel comfort and my direction when things start to get out of hand. As far as Mercury fillings....If you didnt want them in your child's mouth you should have been right their to watch it go down and put a stop to it then. Wise up, people!!! Keep up the good work, doc.

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My five year old has seen Dr. Joby Hurst over the past two years and had no major problems. Today my TWO year old daughter was crying because she was scared while he was attempting to examine her teeth and he put his hand over her mouth! He told her she had to stop crying and that she was making entirely too much noise. After demanding that he remove his hand, he said he would just try again next time. Of course there will not be a next time for my children.

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My five year old has seen Dr. Joby Hurst over the past two years and had no major problems. Today my TWO year old daughter was crying because she was scared while he was attempting to examine her teeth and he put his hand over her mouth! He told her she had to stop crying and that she was making entirely too much noise. After demanding that he remove his hand, he said he would just try again next time. Of course there will not be a next time for my children.

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Dr. Joby was not patient at all with my child. The dental work was sloppy and had to be redone by our new dentist in another state within three months. I'm so glad we aren't there any more, but wanted to warn others. I can't understand how he is getting positive reviews - friends or family?

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Dr. Joby was not patient at all with my child. The dental work was sloppy and had to be redone by our new dentist in another state within three months. I'm so glad we aren't there any more, but wanted to warn others. I can't understand how he is getting positive reviews - friends or family?

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We love Dr. Hurst. I have found that he is kind and considerate and very good with my children. They love going to get their teeth cleaned. All three of my boys...since they were two would go and sit in that chair and be still...that is amazing to me. I am sure they would not have been as happy or as willing to do so anywhere else. Dr. Hurst and his staff have been patient and kind with me as I bring all three at the same time and even help me if one gets done before the others. We have had only one cavity since being there and it was a tiny one. Dr. Hurst was so gentle and my boy did not even feel the numbing shot. He got up happy as a lark with no problems whatsoever. They get to wear sunglasses and get coins to put in a vending machine to get a surprise when they are done....the other day my three year old asked when we got to go get our teeth cleaned again....pretty amazing if you ask me! We are blessed to be there at that office. They are a great group of folks and I would recommend them to anyone. Any complaints made against them would not be the norm - I cannot even imagine them behaving in an unkind way or impatient way. I am so thankful for Dr. Hurst and his staff.

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★★★★★

We love Dr. Hurst. I have found that he is kind and considerate and very good with my children. They love going to get their teeth cleaned. All three of my boys...since they were two would go and sit in that chair and be still...that is amazing to me. I am sure they would not have been as happy or as willing to do so anywhere else. Dr. Hurst and his staff have been patient and kind with me as I bring all three at the same time and even help me if one gets done before the others. We have had only one cavity since being there and it was a tiny one. Dr. Hurst was so gentle and my boy did not even feel the numbing shot. He got up happy as a lark with no problems whatsoever. They get to wear sunglasses and get coins to put in a vending machine to get a surprise when they are done....the other day my three year old asked when we got to go get our teeth cleaned again....pretty amazing if you ask me! We are blessed to be there at that office. They are a great group of folks and I would recommend them to anyone. Any complaints made against them would not be the norm - I cannot even imagine them behaving in an unkind way or impatient way. I am so thankful for Dr. Hurst and his staff.

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When my daughter needed a lot of dental work, we were referred to Joby Hurst to have the work done under general in a hospital. Dr. Joby, as he likes to be called, was absolutely fantastic with my daughter, who was 4 at the time. He was also very reassuring to me and my wife. He did a thorough job taking care of the dental issues and was very careful to make sure we understood the procedure and knew what to expect. I was and still am very pleased by the respect, service, and level of care we recieved.

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When my daughter needed a lot of dental work, we were referred to Joby Hurst to have the work done under general in a hospital. Dr. Joby, as he likes to be called, was absolutely fantastic with my daughter, who was 4 at the time. He was also very reassuring to me and my wife. He did a thorough job taking care of the dental issues and was very careful to make sure we understood the procedure and knew what to expect. I was and still am very pleased by the respect, service, and level of care we recieved.

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The kids love Dr. Hurst. He's young and really good with children. He's also very professional. Most of his staff is really good as well. Not real crazy about of the hygenists, but we will request another one next. Overall, I highly recomend his office!

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★★★★★

The kids love Dr. Hurst. He's young and really good with children. He's also very professional. Most of his staff is really good as well. Not real crazy about of the hygenists, but we will request another one next. Overall, I highly recomend his office!

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Dr. Hurst and his staff make a dental visit pleasurable for children. The office has a play room and a large aquarium. They are extremely child friendly which decreases your child's anxiety. I was referred to this dentist by a local physician and am extremely pleased with the services I have received.

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Dr. Hurst and his staff make a dental visit pleasurable for children. The office has a play room and a large aquarium. They are extremely child friendly which decreases your child's anxiety. I was referred to this dentist by a local physician and am extremely pleased with the services I have received.

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We moved to B'ham about two years ago and right after my husband and I established a dentist for us, our daughter had a minor dental emergency. We asked for a referral to a pediatric dentist and were given Dr. Hurst's name. I contacted their office and was immediately worked into their schedule. Fortunately, her problem turned out to be very easily treated. We have been to his office on numerous occasions since then for cleanings and fillings. The charges are very fair and they work hard to come to an agreement with your dental insurance to make sure your child's care is covered.
Dr Hurst is very personable and professional with the kids. I have a 7 yr old son and a 10 yr old daughter. He has always treated me and my children with utmost respect and treats their concerns as legitimate and takes the time to answer them. The entire staff is very loving and caring with the kids and always tries to make them as comfortable as possible. My son was born with some dental deficiencies and has had a lot of work done on his teeth. While he cetainly doesn't enjoy getting a filling, he does like the kindness that surrounds him.
We have had other pediatric dentists over the years, and I would say Dr Hurst is our favorite by far. I highly recommend Dr Hurst and all of his staff.

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We moved to B'ham about two years ago and right after my husband and I established a dentist for us, our daughter had a minor dental emergency. We asked for a referral to a pediatric dentist and were given Dr. Hurst's name. I contacted their office and was immediately worked into their schedule. Fortunately, her problem turned out to be very easily treated. We have been to his office on numerous occasions since then for cleanings and fillings. The charges are very fair and they work hard to come to an agreement with your dental insurance to make sure your child's care is covered.
Dr Hurst is very personable and professional with the kids. I have a 7 yr old son and a 10 yr old daughter. He has always treated me and my children with utmost respect and treats their concerns as legitimate and takes the time to answer them. The entire staff is very loving and caring with the kids and always tries to make them as comfortable as possible. My son was born with some dental deficiencies and has had a lot of work done on his teeth. While he cetainly doesn't enjoy getting a filling, he does like the kindness that surrounds him.
We have had other pediatric dentists over the years, and I would say Dr Hurst is our favorite by far. I highly recommend Dr Hurst and all of his staff.

Pros: Excellent care and environment for kids

Cons: parking is difficult, but this will change when they move to new building

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We were so excited to find Dr. Joby and his friendly office! Everyone seemed so nice and the office was small but cute. I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Joby specifically to request that he never use Mercury/Amalgam fillings and ALWAYS used nitrous for my child. Two weeks later, I took my child in for two fillings. Dr. Joby and his asst. were not patient AT ALL with my 6 year old. The gave numbing gel then immediately did the shot, causing my son pain & anxiety. When he cried, he was told he needed to stop. How I wish I had taken my little boy out of the chair right then and there! There was no nurturing or compassion & they worked without even giving him a few words of encouragement, nor did they give nitrous despite my requests. My son got ouf of Dr. Joby's chair & told us all it was the worst day of his lfe. :( He is normally a very mellow child, but he cried all the way home.

He also used MERCURY AGAINST MY WISHES! When he toffered to "drill it out", I asked him if he followed the IAOMT protocol for safe mercury removal; he admitted that he was not familiar with it. (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology or visit IAOMT dot org ). Dr. Joby's office treated me HORRIBLY when asked to remove the insurance charges, telling me mercury is safe and besides the fillings were "tiny anyway" and that Dr. Joby told them I'd said no to the nitrous "when he asked me". :( I am so disappointed that anyone in a position of caring for children would not only lie, but refuse to take any responsibility in something that was clearly a professional error.

The worst part? My little boy who onced loved the dentist , is now anxiety-ridden thanks to Dr. Joby and his hostile staff. The worst choice I have ever made as a mother was to bring my chid there. I pray that our experience might at least help someone else's child avoid being vicitimized in Dr. Joby's chair.

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We were so excited to find Dr. Joby and his friendly office! Everyone seemed so nice and the office was small but cute. I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Joby specifically to request that he never use Mercury/Amalgam fillings and ALWAYS used nitrous for my child. Two weeks later, I took my child in for two fillings. Dr. Joby and his asst. were not patient AT ALL with my 6 year old. The gave numbing gel then immediately did the shot, causing my son pain & anxiety. When he cried, he was told he needed to stop. How I wish I had taken my little boy out of the chair right then and there! There was no nurturing or compassion & they worked without even giving him a few words of encouragement, nor did they give nitrous despite my requests. My son got ouf of Dr. Joby's chair & told us all it was the worst day of his lfe. :( He is normally a very mellow child, but he cried all the way home.

He also used MERCURY AGAINST MY WISHES! When he toffered to "drill it out", I asked him if he followed the IAOMT protocol for safe mercury removal; he admitted that he was not familiar with it. (International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology or visit IAOMT dot org ). Dr. Joby's office treated me HORRIBLY when asked to remove the insurance charges, telling me mercury is safe and besides the fillings were "tiny anyway" and that Dr. Joby told them I'd said no to the nitrous "when he asked me". :( I am so disappointed that anyone in a position of caring for children would not only lie, but refuse to take any responsibility in something that was clearly a professional error.

The worst part? My little boy who onced loved the dentist , is now anxiety-ridden thanks to Dr. Joby and his hostile staff. The worst choice I have ever made as a mother was to bring my chid there. I pray that our experience might at least help someone else's child avoid being vicitimized in Dr. Joby's chair.

Cons: Uses mercury in children, not compassionate, very impatient, hostile staff, no parking

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