Meet The Doctor

Your family Carlsbad Orthodontist

Dr. Hulse grew up in Southern Orange County, California. While in his own orthodontic treatment in high school, Dr. Hulse realized how much his new smile changed him and decided he wanted to improve other’s teeth and smiles. Dr. Hulse pursued his dream and completed a BS in Zoology at Brigham Young University, then was selected to attend the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Dentistry where he received his D.D.S.. After Dental School, he switched coasts and completed his orthodontic residency at Jacksonville University where he received his CAGS. He also married his sweetheart country singer, Kathy during his residency.

As an orthodontist it is only natural that Dr. Hulse loves to make people smile. Being the oldest of 6 kids, Dr. Hulse knows how to relate to every child and adult in a fun, yet caring way. He is very personable and treats you like you are one of the family. Intense study has allowed Dr. Hulse to become one of California’s leading orthodontists. Beyond the exceptional skills and his seeking for perfection in every case, he is intent on making his patients enjoy their journey through orthodontic treatment (definitely not your average orthodontist).

Dr. Hulse is a resident of Carlsbad and is constantly supporting our youth programs from basketball to band to scouts. He has donated thousands of dollars to our local schools and youth programs. Dr. Hulse feels it is a privilege to be associated with such great patients and their families here in Carlsbad.

Dr. Hulse belongs to many dental organizations and holds memberships in them. Below are just some of the organizations he belongs to:

American Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
San Diego County Dental Society
California Association of Orthodontists



Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, BS in Zoology
Dental School: University of Southern California, DDS
Orthodontic Residency: Jacksonville University, CAGS

*Ever learning to provide the best care to his patients Dr. Hulse attends continuing education courses frequently to stay abreast on the newest techniques and latest advancements in orthodontics.

Dr. Hulse maintains an orthodontic practice in Carlsbad and provides adult and child orthodontics for the San Diego communities of Carlsbad, La Costa, Encinitas, San Marcos (CA), Vista, and Oceanside. Dr. Hulse is an orthodontist and certified specialist in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics, offering Invisalign (invisible clear braces), Invisalign Teen, clear braces, mini metal braces. Contact Hulse Orthodontics today schedule your complimentary consultation.