Meet Our Doctor

DrHurdJoseph J. Hurd, DDS, MSD

Board-Certified Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Hurd grew up in Perry, Iowa.  As an undergraduate, he attended Creighton University in Omaha.  He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry.  He then entered the U.S. Air Force and completed a General Practice Residency at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi and afterward served as acting Periodontist at Beale AFB in California.  He then enterec Orthodontic Residency at St. Louis University, graduating with honors with a Masters of Science in Dentistry.  Dr. Hurd then served Air Force assignments at Yokota Air Base in Japan, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, Wiesbaden Regional Medical Center in Germany and Offutt AFB in Nebraska.  He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel, and opened Exclusively Orthodontics in 1991.

Dr. Hurd published two articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He was certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in 1987 and was the second orthodontist in the Omaha area to do so.  During his military career he placed special emphasis on difficult cases and orthognathic surgery cases, which are still his particular interests.

His wife, Judy, is a Nebraska native. They have two children, twin girls, who live in Chicago and Kansas City.

Dr. Hurd is active in many dental organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.  He is a member of,  and has served as president of,  the Omaha Orthodontic Study Club, Nebraska Society of Orthodontists and Omaha District Dental Society.

Main Office
955 N. Adams St.
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone: 402.339.0506


Satellite Office
830 Village Sq.
Gretna, NE 68028
Phone: 402.332.3946
Main Office Hours:
Mon.: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tues.: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed.: Closed
Thurs.: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.