Our Staff

Simply put, our team is the best group of experienced professionals you’ll find anywhere. Each staff member has an uncanny understanding of not just what goes into a great smile, but what comes from it.  They each have their own reason for being passionate about orthodontics–make sure to ask and you’ll hear some great stories! Talk to them about your treatment process, the latest news around Woodbury, or even your drive to the office. They’re great listeners and love learning what makes you, you! And be warned, their unbridled happiness is highly contagious. Their main goal is to make sure you are comfortable and confident after completing each of your visits. Dr. Horton is so lucky to have them all by her side, and you will for sure see why the first time you meet them!

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MariSue S. - Treatment Coordinator and Licensed Dental Assistant

MariSue S. - Treatment Coordinator and Licensed Dental Assistant

MariSue is our Treatment Coordinator and a Licensed Dental Assistant, and she’s inspired by the beauty of nature. In addition to assisting Dr. Horton, she meets with patients and their families to discuss different treatment options. In her free time, MariSue can probably be found with her family, cooking, or simply enjoying some chocolate.

Jodi A. - Licensed Dental Assist

Jodi A. - Licensed Dental Assist

Jodi is a Licensed Dental Assistant, and she’s inspired by her parents and grandparents. She loves coming to work every day because she knows we make a positive impact on each and every one of our patient’s lives. She also loves the attention to detail Dr. Horton puts into every patient visit and enjoys working with her to make each one perfect! She takes joy in being outdoors, spending time with family, and staying active.

Desiree R. - Scheduling/Financial Coordinator and Licensed Dental Assistant

Desiree R. - Scheduling/Financial Coordinator and Licensed Dental Assistant

Desiree is one of our Scheduling/Financial Coordinators and is a Licensed Dental Assistant, and she’s inspired by the kindness of people. You’ll find her at our front desk, where she happily greets and assists patients. She can also help out in a pinch with treatment care utilizing her license as a dental assistant. Desiree loves the relationships she develops with patients and when she’s not here, you can usually find her spending time with her family and friends.

Kelly Jo W. - Practice Manager

Kelly Jo W. - Practice Manager

Kelly Jo is our practice manager, and she’s inspired by her life experiences. Kelly Jo does everything in her power to help keep the practice running smoothly to make sure we can always give our patients an amazing experience. Her favorite color is blue which may be why she likes to spend so much time outdoors under the beautiful blue sky. Kelly Jo really enjoys getting to know the patients and making them feel truly comfortable.

Lauren W. - Lab Specialist

Lauren W. - Lab Specialist

Lauren is our lab specialist, and she’s inspired each and every day by music. When you come to our office and hear an awesome song playing, make sure to thank Lauren because she probably picked it! Her favorite color is green, and she loves hanging out with her husband and adorable dog Crixus. Lauren loves interacting with patients and has a very infectious laugh, which will be sure to put a smile on your face as well!

Hannah  Z. - Licensed Dental Assist

Hannah Z. - Licensed Dental Assist

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