Meet Our Dental Team in Sebring Florida

Karla Horton Business Administrator and Registered Dental Hygienist

Karla Horton

Business Administrator and Certified Registered Dental Hygienist

Karla studied at both South Florida State College and received her
dental hygiene degree from Valencia Community College. She is honored to
serve on the Board of Ridge Area Arc.
Karla and Dr. Paul Horton are married and have one daughter.

While away from the dental office, Karla and Dr. Horton enjoy traveling the United States
and the Bahamas.

Candy Velez Registered Dental Hygienist

Candy Velez, CRDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Candy is a leader in our practice and has faithfully served our patients since July of 2013. She received her dental hygiene degree from South Florida State College and graduated with the highest distinction, “Summa Cum laude.” Candy is an active professional member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), the Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association (FDHA), and her local component, the Atlantic Coast Dental Hygienists’ Association (ACDHA). She currently servers as the Highlands County Representative for the ACDHA and is the 2020 recipient of the Swann D. Knowles Award, which honors one hygienist from the state of Florida for their grassroots efforts in service and dedication to the dental hygiene profession. In January of 2020, Candy was appointed to a four-year term on the Florida Board of Dentistry’s Council on Dental Hygiene. Candy is committed to continuing education and life-long learning and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at St. Petersburg College.

Candy Velez Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie Brooke, CRDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Highlands County native graduating with honors from South Florida State College with her associates in arts, associates of science, and her dental hygiene degree. Jamie has been a dental hygienist since 2013, and is certified in administering local anesthesia as well as multiple expanded functions of the dental auxiliary team with national and state certifications. Her passion for the dental profession exudes from her relationship with her patients and dedication to not only their oral care, but also their overall health.

In her time out of the dental setting, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and doing just about anything outdoors ranging from golfing to sporting clay shooting
to water skiing and much more. Jamie is also former Miss 12 Hours of Sebring serving as an ambassador for our international race. She is an active member of our community, and coaches city league youth softball, and has served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly Brown Dental Assistant

Kelly Brown

Dental Assistant

Kelly assists Dr. Horton chair-side. She is a graduate of the Dental Assistant Institute in St. Petersburg. Her certifications and trainings include:

• Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
• Dental Radiography
Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Kelly is married with two sons and two stepdaughters. Away from the office, she enjoys outdoor activities.

Whitney Price Dental Assistant

Whitney Price

Dental Assistant

Whitney graduated from the Dental Assisting Institute in St. Petersburg. In addition to assisting Dr. Horton chair-side, the office counts on her to bring in baked goodies for everyone to enjoy! Her certifications and trainings include:

• Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
• Radiology

Whitney is married with three children: eight year-old twins and one five year-old. When she’s not at the office, she likes spending time with family, cooking, and baking.

Debbie George Financial Insurance Coordinator

Debbie George

Financial Insurance Coordinator

A long-time team member, Debbie serves as personal assistant to Dr. Horton, and helps patients navigate the (sometimes confusing) world of insurance. Around the office, she’s a mother hen who keeps the office glued together.

Debbie is married with one daughter, two stepdaughters, and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves gardening, fishing, baking, traveling, and spending time with her husband.

Debbie George Financial Insurance Coordinator

Deni Froelich

Patient Care Coordinator

Deni received her dental assistant certification from the University of Florida in 2008. She wears many hats in the dental office. She has experience in chairside assisting, clinic management, insurance, and patient care coordination. Deni has one son and is very family-oriented.
In her free time, she enjoys family time, going on adventures with family and friends, fishing, and outdoor activities.