The Hornbrook Group – Live-Patient Education for Dentists
Dr. Jim Arnold has completed thousands of hours of education in the field of Comprehensive Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Dentistry, including multiple courses with The Hornbrook Group. In 2003, Dr. Arnold was selected as a clinical instructor for the group, helping mentor dentists from around the world.
Dr. Arnold worked with The Hornbrook Group for four years, teaching and learning with some of the best dentists in the country. These “live-patient” treatment courses involve educating doctors and their teams in advanced cosmetic dental techniques and technology utilization. Dentists bring a patient to the courses for two three-day weekends of comprehensive lectures and “hands-on” experience placing eight to twenty-eight porcelain veneers or all-porcelain crowns.
This was an exceptional experience for Dr. Arnold, as he learned a great deal from every dentist and team with whom he worked. Additionally, Dr. Arnold enjoys the privilege of sharing his knowledge and skills with other like-minded professionals. He uses these same techniques in his practice every week.
His Northwest Indiana dental team is also well-trained to support patients through smile–enhancing procedures. Over the years, they have also been involved with a great deal of high-end dental education and live-patient courses.
If you have an interest in enhancing your smile – or in having a unique and enjoyable dental experience – please call our Chesterton office at 219-926-5445, or our Valparaiso office at 219-531-8914. We would be happy to see you for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Professional Testimonial from Dr. Hornbrook
These days everyone claims to be an expert. This is especially true in the arena of cosmetic and appearance-related dentistry! Every advertisement, whether it be in the Yellow Pages or in a magazine claims that this particular dentist is the local authority on cosmetic dentistry. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth, and the public is unknowingly falling prey to those clinicians that are less than qualified to truly provide the quality smile enhancement and restorative dental care they deserve. Most of these clinicians have attended a Friday course, watched a video, or read a dental journal to obtain their status of self-proclaimed “expert.”
One clinician that does not fit into this mold is Dr. Jim Arnold. Jim not only has attended thousands of hours in continuing education, including extensive hands-on and live-patient programs, he has been instrumental in the education of countless other clinicians desiring to increase their skill levels with these new procedures.
As one of the original founders of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and now the Executive Director of The Hornbrook Group Seminars, I have been very selective in which clinicians achieve the status of “mentor” in these advanced programs. In fact, only 25 clinicians worldwide have obtained this distinction! Not only do these individuals need to possess exceptional clinical skills, they need to posses them at a level that is far beyond the average dentist. Their knowledge and expertise in new materials and techniques, and their ability to share this expertise with others has placed them in the top 1% of our profession.
Dr. Jim Arnold is one of these chosen clinicians, and although he has guided numerous other clinicians, his primary benefactors are his patients. They are the ones that reap the benefits of his extensive training on a daily basis, and I hope that they truly understand how lucky they are.
David S. Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD
Executive Director, The Hornbrook Group
San Diego, CA