Meet Our Team

Stephanie Hurst Orthodontics in Carlsbad, CA


  • Stephanie has been in orthodontics since 1971 when she began working for her own orthodontist before going to school to be a dental assistant.
  • She spent 15 years working as a chair-side assistant then had an orthodontic laboratory business for seven years.
  • Missing the interaction with patients and their families, Stephanie began working as our patient coordinator in 1994.
  • Stephanie grew up in Carlsbad and loves baseball, entertaining and traveling with her family and friends.
  • “The best part about having orthodontics be such a big part of my life is all the friendships I’ve made and seeing all the beautiful smiles we’ve created.”


Nancy is the Treatment Coordinator at Hurst Orthodontics. She grew up in Minnesota but has lived in San Diego for 20 years. Nancy has 16 years of experience in Pediatric Dentistry as an office manager. She has enjoyed the transition to Orthodontics and loves creating relationships with her patients. She spends her free time hanging out with her family, seeing live music and playing the drums.

Lona Hurst Orthodontics in Carlsbad, CA


  • Lona is Dr. Hurst’s Financial Coordinator.
  • She is new to Orthodontics, but has a background in the medical and administrative fields.
  • Lona holds bachelors’ degrees in biology and nursing.
  • She feels very fortunate to be part of Dr. Hurst’s team and is happy to take care of your accounts and insurance claims.
  • In her free time, Lona enjoys going to Disneyland, going to the movies or just hanging out at home with her husband and cat.
Marcia Hurst Orthodontics in Carlsbad, CA

Marcia, RDA

  • Marcia is a registered dental assistant with 25 years of experience in the dental field with 20 years in orthodontics.
  • Marcia is our Clinical Supervisor and has been with our practice since 1999.
  • Marcia has been a Carlsbad resident since 1986.
  • She enjoys the beach, yoga and walking her dogs Allie and Ollie.
Mindy Hurst Orthodontics in Carlsbad, CA

Mindy, RDA

  • Mindy is a Registered Dental Assistant and has 17 years of experience working in orthodontics.
  • She may be a familiar face because she worked in our office when her adult daughters were children.
  • Mindy is also a Jazzercise instructor teaching Jazzercise classes in our community for 30 years.
  • She is a native Californian and very proud of it.
  • In her off time, she crochets scarves for a charity close to her heart, works out, and loves walking her black cocker spaniel, Jack.
  • She also loves cooking any recipe that includes bacon, having fun with her granddaughter Jayde and grandson Kaden and Alabama College Football. Roll Tide!!!

Lynsey, CDA

  • Lynsey started out as a patient of Dr. Hurst back in 2001.
  • She came back to work for us as a front office assistant during her senior year at Carlsbad High School in 2007.
  • She attended UEI Dental Assisting School and graduated in May 2010.
  • After she graduated she rejoined our team and has been here since.
  • Lynsey enjoys going to the lake and the desert, Disneyland, and watching football.
  • Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs Bella, Butter, and Jelly.