Dr. Hastings is proud to consider Idaho’s state capital his home. As a board-certified oral surgeon, he is proud to serve his community and provide his patients with exceptional care.
About Dr. Hastings
Dr. Justin Hastings became interested in the dental field when his college roommate, a dental student, encouraged him to pursue dentistry himself. Now, as a dual-degree oral surgeon, Dr. Hastings enjoys being able to rebuild the oral and facial structures to achieve positive outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Hastings has a special interest in reconstructive and orthognathic surgeries and has taken part in several national and international dental outreach programs. As an attentive listener and natural problem solver, patients who come to Dr. Hastings feel informed about their treatment and confident about the care they receive.
Education and Residency
As an All-American baseball player in high school, Dr. Hastings carried his love for the game into college and pitched for Cypress College in California before attending the University of California Santa Barbara and graduating with a degree in biology. He attended New York University College of Dentistry, where he graduated top of his class. While in dental school, Dr. Hastings was selected to participate in dental outreach programs in Nicaragua, Grenada, and upstate New York.
Dr. Hastings went on to receive his medical degree at Louisiana State University. After completing a general surgery internship, he received his OMS certificate upon completion of residency. Dr. Hastings was trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and gained valuable experience as a hands-on surgeon.
As a dual-degree oral surgeon, Dr. Hastings is highly qualified to perform a range of surgical procedures, administer anesthesia, and treat patients from both dental and medical perspectives.
Certifications and Memberships
Dr. Hastings is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). This status holds him to the highest standards of patient care: he must demonstrate continuous training, experience, and knowledge in the field. He is the President-elect in the Southwest Idaho Dental Society (SWIDS) and is the oral surgeon representative on the anesthesia board for Idaho. He is also the President-elect of the state’s oral surgery society.
Outside of Work
When he’s not at the office, Dr. Hastings loves spending time with his family. Typically, his kids run the show! Together, they participate in many sports, take adventures to lakes and mountains, go camping, and explore Idaho. He’s a handyman and has built playhouses, swing sets, sheds, and a chicken coop.