One of my top goals is to develop a relationship of trust with my patients and their parents. I want them to trust me, knowing they will receive an honest opinion backed by proven facts and amazing orthodontic results, all while enjoying the process. I love my job and consider it a privilege to develop these relationships of trust with so many amazing people.
The thing that excites me most in my work is the day when the braces are removed and it is impossible for my patient not to smile. I know I have done a good job when my patient is uncontrollably smiling and laughing as he or she walks out of the office.
Interacting with my patients is the most enjoyable part of my workday. I love hearing what they are good at doing, whether that’s drawing cartoons, dancing, riding horses, fishing, or getting good grades. They become my friends. Orthodontics is unique, because we get to see patients consistently over an extended period of time and great relationships develop.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science, neuroscience, Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Oklahoma
- Orthodontic residency, University of Oklahoma
I feel a great sense of responsibility in being an orthodontist. So many times I find myself presenting treatment options with a patient or parents and they say, “Whatever you think is best.” I understand it takes great trust for a patient or parent to give me the responsibility to care for something as special as a smile. I value this trust and realize I have a great duty placed on me. In order to provide what is “best” orthodontically, I work very hard on continuing to learn as much as I can about the most advanced possible treatment methods.
I make a point of attending continuing education courses, conferences, and study clubs with dental colleagues, and reading as much orthodontic literature as possible, to keep my knowledge and skills current. I find great joy in bringing this knowledge to the clinic every day and delivering top-of-the-line treatment that is based on proven techniques.
I think it is important to not only learn from the great orthodontic knowledge available but to help in providing new important information. In my residency I preformed a research project to learn how teeth move after braces are taken off. This research was published as the featured article in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics& Dentofacial Orthopedics that is distributed world-wide. I have been asked to lecture on and present this information and believe it has helped me understand how to not only create a beautiful smile but maintain its beauty for a life time.
Download Dr. Hoybjerg's original article from the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics(AJO-DO): >> Evaluation of 3 retention protocols using the American Board of Orthodontics cast and radiograph evaluation
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Dental Association
- Butte Sierra District Dental Society
I grew up in American Falls, ID and Granite Bay, CA. I love living in northern California along with my wife Whitney and our 3 children. Our 8 year old son, Troy, is obsessed with golf, football, and basketball. Our 5 year old daughter, Ivy, loves anything girly including lipstick, high heels and babies. We also have a 1 year old little boy, Benson, who is trying to keep up with his siblings. If I’m not at work, you’ll most often find me building memories and laughing with my family.
I enjoy playing basketball, golfing, attending sporting events, hunting, and attempting to catch fish. I am active in my church community and feel it is very important to serve our neighbors and those we come in contact with every day. I went on a two-year mission for my church, during which I learned the importance of service and became fluent in Spanish.