Live Oak Dental Group

About Our Practice

Our Mission

Live Oak Dental Group commits to helping each patient achieve and maintain a beautiful smile. Helping patients keep their natural teeth healthy is our first priority, but when cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative dental services are needed, our dedicated and experienced team ensures that your results are just as good or better than natural teeth.

The friendly, experienced dental team at Live Oak Dental Group offers patients contemporary, high-quality treatments. Our dental treatments not only enhance smiles but are intended to be long-lasting, providing value as well as excellent service.

Our Practice Philosophy

Live Oak Dental Group is defined by three key values:

  • Personalized Care: We value our patients and what makes each and every one special.
  • Deliberate Care: Our dental team takes time to evaluate, plan, and perform procedures with patience and care.
  • Results-Oriented: At Live Oak Dental, we keep your goals in mind and strive for optimal results.

Our Practice Philosophy

Live Oak Dental Group is defined by three key values:

  • Personalized Care: We value our patients and what makes each and every one special.
  • Deliberate Care: Our dental team takes time to evaluate, plan, and perform procedures with patience and care.
  • Results-Oriented: At Live Oak Dental, we keep your goals in mind and strive for optimal results.

Meet Our Dentists

Richard Hardt, D.D.S.

  • Loma Linda University
  • 25+ Years of Dental Experience

For Dr. Richard “Rick” Hardt, DDS, in Porterville, California, dentistry just seems to be part of his DNA. Upon graduation from Loma Linda University, Dr. Hardt began his career in Lindsay, California, working alongside his father, William Hardt. He later moved to Porterville to work with Dr. Frank Baughman until he retired, then started his own private practice, Richard Hardt. D.D.S.

Dr. Hardt is a skilled general and cosmetic dentist who is dedicated to educating his patients about preventive dental care so they can maintain excellent oral and overall health. When cavities or other dental issues arise, Dr. Hardt makes a professional commitment to providing his patients with the best treatments available. If restorations are needed, Dr. Hardt prides himself in creating them to look as good or better than natural teeth in addition to being durable, providing value by lasting for years to come.

When Dr. Hardt isn’t practicing dentistry, you can usually find him taking photos or enjoying outdoor sports such as hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Teresa, and their many pets.

Meet Our Dental Hygienists

Dr. Lana Jubaji, D.D.S.

Erica Kyle, RDH

Kelly Sanchez, RDH

Sandy Yanez, RDH

Sherrece Gomez, Receptionist

Josie Villarreal, Receptionist

Learn More About Our Porterville Dental Practice

The bottom line is that Live Oak Dental Group is a wonderful, caring practice in Porterville that puts patients first. In fact, we are currently accepting new patients, so please come join our dental family. We would be honored to take excellent care of you and your loved ones. Call the office at 559-781-0223 or use our online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
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174 North Villa Street,
Porterville, CA 93257

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559-781-0223

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