Meet Dr. Diego Hurtado
An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dentists Trust

A New Mexico Native Happy to Be Home

Dr. Hurtado is a New Mexico native who was raised on his family's ranch in Holman. He trained as a dentist and surgeon at prestigious institutions in both Texas and Kentucky. As an already distinguished young surgeon, he had the opportunity to practice virtually anywhere. Dr. Hurtado chose to return home to our state. 

Dr. Hurtado is trained in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in dentoalveolar surgery, office-based anesthesia, dental implants, and bone grafting. Providing these life-changing procedures to the communities he grew up in is especially rewarding. Another factor that called him back home was the lifestyle. To this day, Dr. Hurtado loves ranching, the outdoors, and sharing these important parts of life in New Mexico with his beloved wife and kids.

Dr. Hurtado Discusses His Career

While enrolled in medical school, Dr. Hurtado had the opportunity to shadow a dentist. This experience led him to switch to dental school. In his third year of dental school, he found his passion for oral surgery. Watch this short video to hear him describe what he loves about his career.

Santa Fe Loves Dr. Hurtado


Donna Milanovich Srajer

Santa Fe, NM


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Dr Diego Hurtado and his office and staff are just wonderful. Dr Hurtado answered all my many questions respectfully and with much patience and kindness. The extraction went well and the healing process also. He saw me for a follow up. He even noted that I should check out an unrelated tooth with my local dentist which turned out to have a cavity. He is a highly observant oral surgeon that goes the extra mile. I highly recommend him.

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Kay Hammock

Santa Fe, NM


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Not a fan of anything dental. However, this is the place to come if you need any oral surgery. Dr. Hurtado and the entire staff are top notch!!

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Dr. Hurtado's Education

Bachelor's Degree

Dr. Hurtado received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, our state’s oldest and largest university. 


He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2012. 


He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2015. 


Dr. Hurtado completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the #1 ranked Kentucky and Bluegrass Region hospital according to U.S. News & World Report. 

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Set Himself Apart


As a medical resident, Dr. Hurtado was selected for the highly competitive Clinical Observership Program run by the Osteo Science Foundation. This afforded him the opportunity to train under Dr. Anthony Sclar, an implant expert who at that time had already completed over 20,000 dental implant procedures. 

Stellar Reviews From Santa Fe Patients



Santa Fe, NM

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Dr Hurtado is a master in his profession and is kind and makes his patients feel comfortable and relaxed. I couldn’t refer him more highly.

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Vincent Montano

Santa Fe, NM

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I had 4 wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Hurtado performed the procedure and did a fantastic job. There were no issues with the overall procedure, and the procedure was complete in about one hour. Dr. Hurtado was more than willing to answer all my questions prior to and after surgery, and his staff would also give follow up phone calls to check on my recovery and provide guidance in the recovery process. All were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center of Santa Fe for all needing oral surgery.

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Types of Implants Provided by Dr. Hurtado

Dr. Hurtado in Santa Fe offers three types of dental implants:

Traditional Implants

Traditional dental implants are surgically embedded into your jaw. They can support dentures, crowns, or a dental bridge. Traditional implants provide maximum stability and support while preventing jawbone atrophy. 

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Same-Day Implants

When patients invest in dental implants, they want results as soon as possible. To help expedite both recovery and restoration. Dr. Hurtado can place same-day implants. This eliminates the need to receive multiple surgeries and allows you to take advantage of an implant-supported tooth replacement solution right away.

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All-on-4 Implants

All-on-4 implants support a full-arch denture in the upper or lower jaw using just four dental implants. In many cases, the special placement configuration of All-on-4 can allow patients who would otherwise require a bone graft to receive dental implants with little or no prep work.

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We Can Help You Budget For Outstanding Care


Dental implants are not covered by basic insurance, but restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures usually are. We are pre-authorized with the largest insurance providers and most carriers in general. We will help you get the best possible coverage for all qualifying treatments.


Out-of-pocket costs can be made significantly more manageable thanks to financing. Dr. Hurtado accepts CareCredit® — a third-party financing option that breaks dental payments into convenient monthly installments with little or no interest.

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The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe

At The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of Santa Fe, Drs. Healy and Hurtado use the latest technologies to perform wisdom teeth removals, dental implant placement, and more. Our surgeons are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The American Dental Association

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or by calling (505) 984-0694.

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"I was nervous... but Dr. Healy and his nurses put me at ease, and he even gave me a call the evening after surgery to make sure I was ok." From a Google Review

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