About Dr. Stormberg

Kurt Stormberg, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Kurt Stormberg of Stormberg Orthodontics

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where I was one of ten children. My dad is a children's dentist, and my older brother is a general dentist, both in Omaha. Of course, I'm a huge Nebraska Cornhusker fan! My hobbies include golf, running and most of all, spending time with my wonderful wife and college graduate daughter.

I always wanted to serve my country, so after graduating from Creighton University School of Dentistry, I joined the United States Navy as a dental officer. Serving in the Navy was a great experience, especially my two years at sea on board the USS Germantown. While I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, completing my General Practice Residency, I knew San Diego was the place I wanted to call home.

I returned to the University of Nebraska and completed my orthodontic training in 1998. With my wife and baby daughter in tow, I was able to find a great practice in La Mesa with Dr. Dennis McKee in 1998.

I am Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and a VIP Diamond Provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, with more than 2500 completed Invisalign cases, as of 2020.  I've been recognized by Invisalign with an Outstanding Leadership Award.  My peers have also recognized Stormberg Orthodontics/Dr. Stormberg as one of the Top Orthodontist in San Diego County.

My other passion is organized dentistry where I have served in many leadership positions including past president of the Pacific Society of Orthodontists, past President of the San Diego County Dental Society and the Board of Director for a variety of orthodontic organizations. I have always felt it is very important to give back to my profession which has given me such a wonderful career.

I chose to specialize in orthodontics because I enjoy the challenges orthodontic treatment presents, and I feel that by bringing smiles to my patients, I can influence their lives in a positive way. I enjoy talking with my patients and their families, learning what is happening in their lives. I have three generations of families in treatment, and a number of patients turned employees, that have continued to enrich my life.

Timothy Howarth, D.M.D., M.S.D

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I grew up in Basking Ridge, New Jersey as the youngest of three children.  As part of a family with both a military and medical background, I learned at an early age about selfless service, sacrifice, and humility.  I benefitted from an early exposure to a variety of medical fields thanks to my family members. Despite that, I chose to follow in my father’s footsteps and pursued a career in Dentistry.

After graduating from the University of Michigan and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, I commissioned in the United States Navy.  The Navy provided me a unique way to begin my dental career.  I was able to fulfill my dream of serving my country, while also honing my skills as a dentist.   During my six years of active-duty service, I had the opportunity to practice dentistry in South Carolina, Japan, Korea, and California. While working at the Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, I developed an interest in orthodontics, particularly the problem-solving aspect of the specialty.  I was attracted to the creative challenge of addressing the patient’s need by working backwards, with the end goal in mind. 

After leaving active duty, I followed those interests to San Francisco, where I completed my orthodontic training at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  Now, as a part of the orthodontic community, I feel fortunate to be able to positively impact people’s lives and smiles, either by laying a solid foundation for a child’s development and health or by providing comprehensive treatment later in teens and adults.

Outside of orthodontics I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as traveling.  I also love both watching and playing sports.  I grew up playing football, basketball, baseball, and golf as well as skiing.  I am an avid Michigan fan and never shy away from an opportunity to say, “Go Blue!”

I am excited to be back in San Diego and be a part of the Stormberg Orthodontics Team!

Stormberg Orthodontics

  • Stormberg Orthodontics - 4333 Palm Ave., Suite C, La Mesa, CA 91941 Phone: 619-462-4462 Fax: 619-462-8267

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