Dr. Hurst graduated Cum Laude from Allegheny College where she majored in Biology with a minor in French Literature and conversation. Initiated into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society before graduation, Dr. Hurst spent 6 months studying French Literature and Art History at University Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. Deciding to become a dentist at the age of 12, Dr. Hurst also attended University of Pittsburgh where she was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Ball Scholarship. While in dental school, she was recognized by the American Association on Women Dentists for her leadership skills, and with a national pathology award. With a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics, and pediatrics, she completed residency training at University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hurst is very involved in the community and enjoys long distance running in her spare time.
Karine graduated with Honors from Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages named for I.V. Bruysov, Armenia, with majors in English and Spanish as foreign languages. She has a Master’s Degree in teaching. Karine worked as an interpreter for international delegates and as a secretary in the National Academy of Sciences where she fluently spoke four languages. After moving to the USA in 2004, she started a new career, graduating from Great Lakes Institute of Technology as a Certified DA. Willing to expand her knowledge in the dental field and having a great interest in cosmetic dentistry, Karine continued her education at Eastern Gateway College in Steubenville, OH, for the Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) license.