Dr. Jonathan Hurng is a pediatric dentist deeply rooted in the Bay Area community. He grew up in Cupertino and graduated with a B.S. in bioengineering from University of California, San Diego. He received his dental training from the University of California, San Francisco.
At UCSF, Dr. Jon utilized his bioengineering background to initiate novel studies on dental orthopedics and dental biomaterials. He has received multiple awards for his academic achievements and is published in several national journals for his work with research teams at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.
After completing his dental degree, Dr. Jon received additional training through a hospital-based general practice residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, with a focus on treating medically complex patients. He also served as a pre-doctoral instructor during his tenure at Harvard. Dr. Jon went on to complete his pediatric training at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Ronald Reagan Medical Center. He was one of the few students in the program selected to obtain an additional master’s degree in public health, which fostered his passion in serving as a healthcare leader in his community. His project focused on calibrating and improving community health literacy, oral health education, and nutrition counselling.
Dr. Jon’s care philosophy is to provide positive team-based care for his patients, implement goal-oriented approaches toward prevention and management of oral health disease, and empower patients and their parents through oral health education. Dr. Jon believes that quality pediatric dental care should be accessible, consistent, and most important, enjoyable!
Outside of pediatric care, Dr. Jon is a movie aficionado, Muay Thai enthusiast, and enjoys playing tennis and the violin. He and his wife often spend their spare time hiking and exploring national parks and trying local restaurants.
Training and Education
- David Geffen School of Medicine – UCLA Pediatric Dentistry Residency, 07/2017 to 07/2019
- Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health – UCLA Master of Public Health, 09/2017 to 06/2019
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine – general practice residency, 06/2015 to 06/2016
- UC San Francisco School of Dentistry – Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 09/2011 to 06/2015
- Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego – BS in bioengineering: biotechnology, 09/2004 to 09/2008
- Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Santa Clara County Dental Society
- Oral Conscious Sedation for Minors Permit
- Lin JD, Jang AT, Kurylo MP, Hurng JM, Yang F, Yang L, Pal A, Chen L, Ho SP. Periodontal ligament entheses and their adaptive role in the context of dentoalveolar joint function. Dent Mater. 2017 Jun;33(6):650-666. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2017.03.007. Epub 2017 May 2. PMID: 28476202; PMCID: PMC5495547.
- Hurng JM, Okuji DM, Perlman SP, Swann BJ, Giddon DB, Zdanowicz JA. School-Based Health Programs as Venues of Integrated Care for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; 2016 Harvard School of Dental Medicine Student Research Day, Poster Presentation.
- Hurng JM, Kurylo MP, Marshall GW, Webb SM, Ryder MI, Ho SP, Discontinuities in the human bone–PDL–cementum complex, Biomaterials, Volume 32, Issue 29, October 2011, pages 7106-7117, ISSN 0142-9612, 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.06.021.
- Ho SP, Kurylo MP, Grandfield K, Hurng JM, Herber RP, Ryder MI, Altoe V, Aloni S, Feng JQ, Webb S, Marshall GW, Curtis D, Andrews JC, Pianetta P. The plastic nature of the human bone-periodontal ligament-tooth fibrous joint, Bone, Volume 57, Issue 2, December 2013, pages 455-467,10.1016/j.bone.2013.09.007
- Leong NL, Hurng JM, Djomehri SI, Gansky SA, Ryder MI, Ho SP. Age-related adaptation of bone-PDL-tooth complex: Rattus Norvegicus as a model system, PLoS One, 2012;7(4):e35980. Epub 2012 Apr 30. PMID: 22558292; Central PMCID: PMC3340399
- Hurng JM, Djomehri SI, Kurylo MP, Hayter JA, Webb SM, Pianetta PA, Curtis DA, Ho SP; Elastic Discontinuities: Local Heterogeneity of an Adapted Human Bone-PDL-Cementum Complex; 2012 UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day, Oral and Poster Presentation
- Hurng JM, Kurylo MP, Lin JD, Hayter JA, Webb SM, Pianetta PA, Ho SP; Heterogeneity within Human Alveolar Bone, a Functional Necessity; 2011 UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day, Poster Presentation
- Hurng JM, Kurylo MP, Lin JD, Hayter JA, Webb SM, Pianetta PA, Ho SP; Pathological Marker of Alveolar Bone, The Adaptative Bundle Bone; 2010 UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day, Poster Presentation
- Leong NL,Hurng JM, Joo A, Klein OD, Ryder MI, and Ho SP; Age-Related Physico-Chemical Changes of Tooth-Bone Complex in Sprague-Dawley Rats;IADR/AADR89th General Session San Diego California, 2011
- Hurng JM, Kurylo MP, Herber RP, Lee S, Marshall GW, Klocke A, and Ho SP; Adapted Bone-PDL-Cementum Complex: A Compromised Load Bearing Fibrous Joint; IADR/AADR 88th General Session, Barcelona Spain, 2010
- Zhang X, Hurng JM, Rateri DL, Daugherty A, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Shin HY, Membrane cholesterol modulates the fluid shear stress response of polymorphonuclear leukocytes via its effects on membrane fluidity, American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 2011 Aug;301(2):C451-60. Epub 2011 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 21525434; Central PMCID: PMC3154559.
- Zhang X, Hurng JM, Chan D, Rateri D, Daugherty A, Schmid-Schonbein GW, Shin HY, Enhancement of Membrane Cholesterol Attenuates the Leukocyte Shear Stress Response, FASEB Journal, April 2010