Dr. Hopkin

Meet Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin

Every oral surgery patient deserves care that makes them love their smile again. 

Utah native Dustin J. Hopkin turned a childhood interest in oral surgery into a lifelong passion for helping patients. 

He has won awards for his work, received extensive training, and served people in Salt Lake City, UT, across America, and internationally.  

Dr. Hopkin Stands Out

An Award-Winning Academic

Dr. Hopkin graduated from Utah State University before heading to the midwest to attend dental school at the University of Iowa. While there, he received awards for his dental research every single year from 2003-2006. On top of his distinguished career as a student, Dr. Hopkin has contributed to a number of dental publications regarding oral cancer. He has been awarded and recognized for his achievements in dental histology, dental anatomy, and oral pathology. 

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American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

A Board-Certified Oral Surgeon

Dr. Hopkin has received extensive training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Indiana University, where he completed his surgical residency. He routinely treats emergency oral and facial trauma patients in his office as well in a hospital setting. In 2013, Dr. Hopkin received his diploma from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  This elevated him to board-certified status, which means that the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has recognized Dr. Hopkin as a trusted surgeon with the highest standard of care.

Receive Oral Care You Can Trust

The intensive training Dr. Hopkin received in residency allows him to provide expert care for procedures such as dental implant placement, TMJ disorders, oral pathology, and tooth extractions. As a specialist, he is equipped to handle the most complicated cases, as well as the straightforward ones. General dentists throughout Utah send their implant and wisdom teeth cases to Dr. Hopkin, where they know their patients will receive the best, specialized care.  

While some dentists offer oral surgery procedures, board-certified oral surgeons like Dr. Hopkin are capable of providing a higher level of care, giving you superior results. Call or write to us to find out how Dr. Hopkin can eliminate oral pain, drastically improve your smile, and more. 

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Diana Godoy


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Amazing Staff! Such a nice welcoming environment. We loved how they explained all the procedure step by step. It was a great and quick experience.

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Tiffany Martinez


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Hopkin Oral Surgery got my mom in as a new patient within 24 hours and literally had abscess drained and wisdom tooth out in 15 minutes. I am so thankful for the quick care and the attention my mom received. Thank you Hopkin Oral Surgery team! ♥

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Why He Became an Oral Surgeon

Dr. Hopkin was born and raised in Morgan, UT, about an hour outside of Salt Lake City. His mother raised him, his three brothers, and his sister while working for an oral surgeon. Going into the office and hearing the remarkable stories of how oral surgery helped so many patients inspired Dr. Hopkin to become an oral surgeon himself. He went on to not only achieve his goal, but to purchase his practice from the same oral surgeon his mother had worked for. 

Dr. Hopkin Is Trilingual

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

English, Spanish, & Portuguese

Dr. Hopkin has fluency in his native English as well as in Spanish and Portuguese. This allows him to better serve a more diverse patient base than many other surgeons. His language abilities were honed through real use with native speakers, not just in classrooms. After graduating high school, he served an LDS mission for two years in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, and after becoming an oral surgeon he took the opportunity to serve the people of Costa Rica on a humanitarian service trip.

Dr. Hopkin Delivers for His Community


Dr. Hopkin extends the goodwill he provides his patients to the entire Salt Lake City community. One way he and his team do this is by supporting Olympus, Saline, and Hillcrest High Schools. They also have participated in the American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile® event several times. This initiative partners oral healthcare providers with underserved children, giving them free screenings, education, and treatment. 

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Dr. Dustin J. Hopkin is a highly trained oral surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT. He is proud to be board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At Hopkin Oral Surgery, Dr. Hopkin and his team provide excellent care with state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment methods. Our most popular services include:

You can request a consultation with Dr. Hopkin by filling out our online form or calling (801) 277-3942.

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