Meet Our Dental Team in Sebring Florida

Karla Horton Business Administrator and Registered Dental Hygienist

Karla Horton

Business Administrator and Registered Dental Hygienist

Karla studied at both South Florida State College and Valencia Community College. Her certifications and trainings include:

• AS
• RDH

She regularly attends continuing education to stay current.

Karla has been married to Dr. Paul Horton for over 22 years. They have one daughter. When she’s away from the dental office, her many hobbies and interests include: baking, furniture restoration, gardening, bird watching, enjoying wildlife, and spending summers in the Bahamas with her family.

Candy Velez Registered Dental Hygienist

Candy Velez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Candy is a graduate of South Florida State College. She also completes 24 hours of continuing education every two years to stay up-to-date. Her certifications and trainings include:

• RDH
• Local Anesthesia

She has been married for over 15 years, with one daughter, Felicity (15) and one son, Ian (14). Outside of work, she enjoys a healthy balanced lifestyle. Favorite hobbies include painting, reading positive inspirational books, bodyboarding at the beach, and doing other outdoor physical activities.

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.

Nikol Romero Registered Dental Hygienist

Carri Mitchell

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carri is a graduate of South Florida State College. She completes 24 hours of continuing education every two years to stay up to date. Her certifications and training include:

  • AA in Business Management
  • CRDH
  • Local Anesthesia

When away from the office Carri enjoys boating, scuba diving, lobstering, spending time with friends and family, and taking trips with her boyfriend to find new adventures.

Nikol Romero Registered Dental Hygienist

Gina Hendrix

Front Desk

Gina joined the practice in April of 2019. She is married with four children. She enjoys hunting and fishing with her husband. She’s resided in Highlands County for over 32 years. She loves living in our little town and is excited to continue to welcome new patients to the practice. 

Carole Francois

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carole joined the team in Fall 2019. She has 10+ years of experience and highly proficient in many areas of modern dentistry including digital radiography, intra-oral imaging, soft tissue management, local anesthetic, and the application of prevention methods such as topical fluorides and sealants and also has 7 years experience as a dental hygiene instructor.

  • AAS in Dental Hygiene, South Florida Community College
  • BS degree Interdisciplinary Studies, Hodges University

Carole volunteers with various organizations including Hardee Youth Football and Cheer, Send Me Missions, Wauchula Elementary School.

She’s a member at Bayside Community Church in Wauchula.