The Amazing Dr. Horton
A Parent, Wife, Orthodontist, And Community Advocate.
There’s much more to Dr. Heather Horton that simply being a “Board Certified Orthodontist.” She is first and foremost a mother and wife to a family she absolutely adores. They are the center of her life, and they live fully and compassionately with strong values of kindness and inclusion. It’s with these same values and principles that she guides the culture of her team and practice on a daily basis.
We are a diverse community – one that Dr. Horton and her team celebrates and loves to actively participate in. She welcomes you, your family, and anyone into the office with kindness at the forefront of every interaction, and is prepared to pass a smile on.
Dr. H grew up in Chippewa Falls, WI, was valedictorian, student council president, and a multi-sport athlete. She had a wonderfully close knit family anchored by her parents, Roger and Sharon (who have been married for over 50 years!) and her fantastic siblings, older brother Matthew, and younger sister, Ashley.
She went on to complete both her undergraduate and doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degrees at the University of Minnesota. While there she competed for the Gophers on the cross country and track and field teams. She attributes much of her success to the values she learned and friendships she made while on those teams. In addition to academics and athletics, she was also heavily involved in service, research, and leadership, most notably as the chair of the Student Health Advisory Council.
After dental school she attended the prestigious Case Western Reserve University for her orthodontic residency. Her research while there earned first place at the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists meeting!
Dr. Horton didn’t see her education as complete after her orthodontic residency, but rather as a jumping off point. She voluntarily studied and became a board certified orthodontist, and continues to maintain that certification. She also faithfully dedicates time to continuing education opportunities multiple times a year to stay at the cutting edge of all new techniques and technologies. She is a firm believer in continuous innovation and learning.
In addition to her involvement in her practice and in lifelong learning, Dr. H also firmly believes in being involved in the community, both her professional community and the Woodbury and surrounding community. She is the current St. Paul District Dental Society president! She is also a current board member of the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, as well as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the America Dental Association.
While in school, Dr. Heather met the love of her life, Frank. He is an engineer, a master problem solver, and outstanding partner. They have two wonderful little children, their son Fitzgerald, and daughter Vienne. They fulfill their lives and keep every day exciting and fun!
Dr. H brings her care, hard work, and dedication to her clinic each day with the goal of bringing a smile to the faces of those she has the pleasure to be with: her patients, their families, and her wonderful team members.