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Comprehensive Dentistry for Your Whole Family

- Accepts Most Major Insurances

- Self-Pay Discounts

- 14 Years of Experience

- Dr. Thurber is Fluent in Spanish

- el doctor habla español con fluidez

Dr. Thurber


Dr. Thurber graduated from Boise State University with honors in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. During his time at Boise State, he married his wife Jami.

He then graduated from dental school at Creighton University in 2008. In 2011, Dr. Thurber and his family relocated to Texas after having practiced in Oregon for three years.

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Our Services

Why Our Patients
Give Us a Thumbs Up

Our dentist, Dr. Thurber, and our expert staff at James Thurber D.D.S. are trained to first identify the cause of your dental health concern and then design an appropriate treatment plan. This comprehensive approach sets patients of James Thurber D.D.S. on the road to a swift recovery and long-term oral health.

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What our patients are saying...

"Absolutely fantastic dentist and staff. They make you feel at home and welcome with every visit. Always very prompt and quick with amazing attention to detail. My whole family uses their office and I feel comfortable knowing we're in good hands!"


"I really enjoy this dental practice! The employees are great and provide me with a great comfort level. I love the hygienist, Ruby! She's awesome! Dr. Thurber is also wonderful! I would recommend this practice!"

"We LOVE Dr. Thurber and everyone in his office."

"Moved to Lubbock from a big city and had trouble finding dentists with my new dental plan. I called Dr Thurber and his office was able to schedule me in right away. My benefits were explained to my satisfaction and services were rendered without a hitch. The staff is friendly and courteous and resp…"



"Great prices and a great practice"

"Everyone is always so friendly and wanting to help. All are very concerned about you"

"This office deserves OMG, the staff couldn't be more fantastic, kind, caring, compassionate. Bed side manner is brilliant, I'm nobody special so one can only assume they treat all their patients so wonderfully. Dr.Thurber, absolute top notch, couldn't of been better, I'd refer everyone I knew to th…"

"Amazing doctor and staff"

"The whole process from beginning to end was smooth and seamless. I was very happy with my experience. Overall great experience!"

"Who knows what evil lurks on my teeth? Dr. Thurber knows. Dr. Thurber oversees a great team: everyone in the office was courteous, friendly, and very professional. The technician who worked on my teeth was probably one of the best I have ever had. She observed that my blood pressure was high, and …"

"Dr. Thurber is awesome and the staff too. I have had nothing but a positive experience."

"In January I needed major work done. I have a large upper fixed bridge. One of the anchor teeth had a cavity. I was told that I needed the cavity treated, all anchor teeth reinforced and an entirely new bridge. I was quoted over $7,000 for the work. I got 3 quotes from other dentists for the w…"


"HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! Absolutely love this place!!! Went for my first visit today and let me just say, everyone - and I mean everyone, is so friendly there!!!!! They have the best customer service I’ve ever seen within a dentist office!!! So very informative, and you can tell they actually care - f…"

"I had to have a tooth extracted and Dr. Thurber & his crew were absolutely awesome! I will never go to another dentist! They made the whole situation very easy and honestly we were laughing the whole time. Highly recommended!!! Thanks y'all!"


"Dr Thurber is terrific and his staff is just as amazing. I have always felt confident in the care that Dr Thurber has given to my family."

"Very great service from him and his staff,by far the best dentistry work ive recieved!!!"

"Dr. Thurber and his staff are always kind and do a very thorough job. I like that I have never had to wait very long and the hygienist is very knowledgeable."

"Everyone here is amazing!!!! I've never had complete strangers be so kind & caring to me. I love this place & will forever go to them. All of the staff are so sweet & Dr. Thurber & staff do such beautiful & amazing work. I honestly could never say enough good things about them all. I have never bee…"

"I took my 6 & 2 year old sons to get dental work done. They aren't the best patients but Dr Thurber and his team helped ease their fears and made us feel right at home!!"

"Highly recommend and I often refer friends and family!!!"

"Great staff!!! Clean office. Amazing service."

"Helpful and friendly staff, great at putting patients at ease, diffantly referring family & friends"

"This is the best dentist office I have ever used. Every single person that works there is professional and extremely friendly. They took their time to make me feel comfortable and set up a treatment plan perfect for me."

"A great experience from beginning to end. Cynthia, Janna and the rest of the staff aren't just good they are great! Dr. Thurber is such a good dude that you wont even be mad when he drills your teeth. I took my 17 year old there this morning and amazingly (for a 17 year old) he came out of there wi…"

"Dr. Thurber and his team were all so great! Dr. Thurber made sure we were in and out in record time, and his team was so bubbly and knowledgeable. If I lived in town, I would DEFINITELY switch dentists to Dr. Thurber!"

"Great dentist!!"

"An amazing experience with all my dental procedures. Affordable and very nice friendly staff compared to the larger chain dental office I went to. Also the teeth cleaning was very relaxing."

"I'd not been to a Dentist in a very long time, unfortunately, due to financial difficulties. Had heard a great number of things about Dr. Thurber, his wonderful technicians & staff, how professional & thorough they were. I finally found that I could afford a visit and eventually made my way to the …"

"Dr. Thurber is a great dentist and his staff is outstanding. Always helpful greeting me with a personal welcome. Quick to get in and see with urgent problems. My dental cleaning was the best I've had!"

"Dr. Thurber & his staff are especially attentive to me as an individual. I have some dental anxiety & they listen & take care to put me at ease. Dr. Thurber is informative about your options as far as your dental treatment. He lists options in detail allowing you to make the decision that is best f…"

"Staff is very friendly. Awesome dental hygienist....."


"September 14, 2017 Dentist James L. Thurber must be your dentist!! Here's my experience. I was looking for a new dentist and my Insurance Company gave me Dr. Thurber's name so I googled him. Everything I read about he and his staff was very explainable and thorough. I called the office to schedule…"

"Great customer service, staff and dentist. I've been twice in the last few months. The first time was to set up as a new patient and for my annual cleaning. There was no hassle getting an appointment and a very short wait the day of. Dr. Thurber was the one who actually did my cleaning so that was …"

"Hands down the best dentist in town! Very friendly staff! Great with all ages! Dr. Thurber is very calm and patient with nervous patients. I would highly recommend Dr. James Thurber!"

"Friendly staff, short wait, great service- perfect!"


"My husband had 10 very bad teeth that needed extracted to get dentures. Due to having a heart condition the only option for anesthesia was a local. Dr. Thurber planned to extract upper and lower teeth but the lower part of my husband's mouth would not deaden enough so it took two days. Dr. Thurber …"

"By far the best dental experience I've had. The staff is friendly, great attitude and make you feel as comfortable as possible. My whole family are now patients and we will continue to see Dr.James L. Thurber for any dental needs. If you need a teeth cleaning schedule an appointment with Jessica AS…"

"I enjoy the family atmosphere. The people are great and go out of their way to be accommodating. Plus, they are now in-network, so it costs less too! If you are in the market for a new dentist, give them a try!"

"This place is amazing. Always so nice. Amazing work!!"

"The staff is very professional! I highly recommend this dentist! The entire staff is top notch!"

"I've never been the one who loves the dentist... But now that I am a patient of Dr. Thurber I honestly don't mind going to get the work done that I need. From the moment you walk into the office the staff is super friendly and on top of their game. You never have to wait long in the waiting room to…"

"I really like Dr. Thurber and his crew. From the time you walked in until the time you left everyone was so nice. The hygienist was amazing, she explained things very thoroughly and was very gentle. Dr. Thurber himself is AWESOME. Best dentist I have ever had!"

"enjoyed my visit!"

"great service!!"


2712 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79423

Office Hours

MON - FRI 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (806) 745-6644