Michael D. Insoft, DMD, PA & Rita Hurst, DMD, PhD

michael d. insoft, dmd, pa & rita hurst, dmd, phd

Michael D. Insoft, DMD, PA

I am so lucky to be an orthodontist. I get to go to work every day and create beautiful smiles.”

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree, Jacksonville University, 1987
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Florida - Gainesville, 1991
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Florida – Gainesville, 1994

I always stay on top of the latest innovations in orthodontics through continuing education. Most recently, I have participated in the Damon Forum and the Invisalign Ortho Summit. By providing state-of-the-art orthodontic appliances and treating them with the latest technology, I can give my patients a broad, beautiful smile with little discomfort in the quickest possible treatment time.

In addition to staying up to date with continuing education, I am also an active member of several professional organizations, allowing me to be involved with the greater dental and orthodontic communities.

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Pinellas County Dental Association, Past President
  • West Coast Dental Association

Awards and Recognition

I am recognized by the American Board of Orthodontics and have been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and chosen as a Top Dentist in Tampa Bay Magazine. As the only Invisalign® Premier Elite Provider in the county, I am proud to offer my patients this effective and aesthetic option to improve their smile.

Outside the Office

I am a native of Baltimore, MD, and have called St. Petersburg my home for over 40 years. My wife, Tammy, and I have two children, Brandon and Haley, and a dog named Oreo. When I have free time I enjoy stand up paddle boarding with my dog, watching my daughter dance, and going fishing with my son.

 

Rita Hurst, DMD, PhD michael d. insoft, dmd, pa & rita hurst, dmd, phd

“Orthodontics is the greatest profession in the world. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I use my education and hands-on training to the best of my abilities to give patients the best results possible. I do whatever it takes to make my patients completely happy with their treatment and strive to achieve perfection!”

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, University of South Florida - Tampa, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Science Education, University of South Florida - Tampa, 1996
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology, University of Louisville, 2001
  • Doctorate of Medical Dentistry, University of Louisville, 2001
  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of Florida - Gainesville, 2006
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Florida - Gainesville, 2006

Continuing education is the best way I can ensure my patients receive the most effective care. I keep up to date on the newest technologies, such as Invisalign®, Damon® System, and Insignia™, throughout the year. I am also a member of several professional associations, giving me the chance to share ideas with other dental and orthodontic professionals.

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • West Coast Dental Association
  • Florida Association of Orthodontists
  • Pinellas County Dental Association

Honors and Awards

During my years in dental and orthodontic school, I was honored to receive numerous awards, including admission into the Phi Delta Honor Society, the Delphi Society, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. I was also awarded the Outstanding Leadership and Academic Excellence Award by the American Association of Women Dentists. I am currently a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Outside the Office

I am a native of St. Petersburg, FL, and have lived in Seminole 2006. My husband, Gabriel, and I have two children, George and Dominique. When I’m not in the office, I can be found spending time with my family and traveling.

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