Meet Your Team
Dr. Nancy Horton, D.M.D.
For over 29 years, Dr. Horton has lived and cared for patients in South Tampa. Beginning her career as a dental hygienist, she practiced for a dentist in Clearwater for 10 years before moving to Tampa to attend USF, and then on to a wonderful Dental education at the University of Florida Dental College.
Dr. Horton is dedicated to your comfort and care, with a longtime passion for all phases of dentistry. Her commitment to higher learning (continuing education of over 29 years of practice) surpasses 2,000 hours and spans all therapies and technologies. She has studied with world renowned clinicians in every field of dentistry, learning from the best.
Dr. Horton completed mastership programs for restorative excellence with The Dawson Academy of Occlusion, Cosmetics Advanced Continuum training at LSU with Dr. Jimmy Eubanks and The Spears Institute of Seattle for Complex Cosmetic Dentistry.
Much of her Endodontic learning was at the Scottsdale Institute, with Dr. Cliff Ruddle. 240 hours of Implant education was realized through the University of Florida’s clinic in St. Petersburg (implant educators). A little-known fact is that Dr. Horton has finished more Invisalign, clear aligner therapy than any general dentist in the Southeast, beginning the company’s success story in 2003, when orthodontists touted the clear aligner’s inability to correct complex crowded cases.
Dr. Horton and her husband Earl, of 39 years, have been active in the Tampa community for 30 years, helping to establish the Children’s museum, and also working with DACCO (to reduce addictive behaviors in order to prevent death from alcoholism and opioid overdose). Dr. Horton is involved in helping those in need, not just in her office, but working with Gulf Coast Dental Outreach in Pinellas County. Dr. Horton has 2 grown children and besides spending time with her family, she is an avid exercise and tennis enthusiast.
Experience the difference that her patients have found under her gentle care, of long-lasting relationships, and beautiful restorative success.
Dr. Horton is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Dental Implant Association.
Nikki has been in customer service for 25 years and in dentistry since 2013. She started as a dental assistant and has helped mold future assistants as a mentor and educator, she transitioned to the business side where she can expand her knowledge and grow. Recently moved to Florida with her 3 yr old sidekick Biscuit from Nashville to be close to her family and her daughter who is studying at the University of Florida. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, the beach and traveling.
Sandi has been with Dr. Horton for almost 2 years now. She recently relocated from Ohio to Florida to escape the harsh Ohio winters and is loving every minute of her new life here in the Sunshine State. Sandi has been in the field of dentistry for over 23 years. She started her career as a dental assistant and enjoyed that for 15 years. Wanting to stay in dentistry, but desiring a bit of a change, Sandi transferred to the front office where she developed a love for the business office side of dentistry and the challenge of working with insurance companies to help patients receive their maximum benefits. In her spare time Sandi loves cycling, golfing and spending time at home with her family and 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier.
Liz has worked for Drs. Horton for more than 20 years with more than 30 years of experience in the field. She has continued to build on her experience through post-graduate education which included graduating cum laude with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Cincinnati in 1982. Liz lives in Tampa with her husband, Mike, and enjoys yoga, hiking, cycling, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Over the years, Liz has volunteered her skills to the public by offering hygiene services and dental education through her involvement with the Hillsborough County Dental Hygiene Association.
Monica Has been working in the dental field since 2015 and joined Dr. Hortons team a little under a year ago . She assists Dr . Horton chairside during procedures and helps with other tasks around the office. Monica enjoys getting to know each patient and striving to help make their dental experience a positive one. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, kickboxing, and going to the beach.
France is the newest member to our exceptional team, she joined our team in early 2022. She went to Marietta College in Ohio and then moved to Tampa to pursue a Graphic Design career, but started a new job at a dental office and let’s just say it’s all history from there. France enjoys learning everything about dental assisting and helping patients. She is very creative and you will always see a smile on her face. In her spare time you will find her staying active, thrift shopping, making art and spending quality time with family and friends.