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Meet Dr. Mark


Dr. Mark Hurst, DDS, is a highly experienced dentist with an unwavering passion for providing quality dental care to his patients. With an impressive 20-year tenure in the field, Dr. Mark has become a trusted name within the River Valley area.


Born into a family of dental professionals, Dr. Mark’s passion for dentistry began at an early age, inspired by his father, who dedicated nearly 40 years to the profession before retiring.


Known for his gentle and caring approach, Dr. Mark believes in building strong relationships with his patients and taking the time to understand their unique needs and concerns. By fostering open communication and providing personalized treatment plans, Dr. Mark ensures that his patients receive the highest standard of care.

Professional Background

Van Buren High School graduate, 1992
Ouachita Baptist University graduate, B.S. Biology, 1996
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry graduate, 2000
Two years working in public health in Mena, AR
Private practice in Van Buren for 15 years alongside dad
Opened Hurst Family Dental Care, 2017

Personal Background

Dr. Mark met the love of his life, Dusti, while attending Ouachita Baptist University. The two got married in 1997 and have three sons, Jackson, Hayden, and Ethan. Dusti has enjoyed teaching for many years and is currently the Library Media Specialist at Van Buren High School. Their family attends First Baptist Church Van Buren where Dr. Mark is also a deacon and Bible Study teacher. As an avid sports fan, he has spent 22 years as a high school football official and 25 years as a high school basketball official. When he’s not on the field or the court, you can probably find him duck or deer hunting with his boys! 

Office Staff

Alisha Jacobs

Front Office

Hannah Acosta

Front Office

Annie Beasley

Dental Assistant

Elizabeth Green

Dental Assistant

Holly O'Kelley

Dental Hygienist

Danielle Dean

Dental Hygienist

Ashley Bodson

Dental Hygienist

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