Meet Your Dental Team in Middletown

Dr. Horman

Kristin Horman, DDS, Owner

Dr. Horman strongly believes in a patient’s right to choose what they feel is the best treatment for their particular situation. “In order for them to make good decisions, they need to be educated about their options,” she says. “I do my very best to communicate to them the information they need to make the right decision. Ultimately it is their smile, and they should have the opportunity to decide what is best for them.“I enjoy the relationships with my patients—getting to know them more personally,” says Dr. Horman, whose practice focuses on orthodontics. “I also enjoy the positive outcome and well-being that a patient experiences after treatment. Particularly with orthodontics, I enjoy seeing the change that occurs as the problems begin to resolve and the patient gets to experience better function and a beautiful smile.”“Nothing gives me more pleasure than when a patient is happy with their teeth and is proud to flash a big smile! I am also very aware that a great deal of anxiety is associated with visiting the dentist. I truly care, and I strive to make each patient’s visit as pleasant and pain-free as I possibly can.”

In her spare time, Dr. Horman enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cooking. She supports charitable organizations in general but strongly believes in providing support to the charities and organizations that service the local community.

  • DDS: University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD
  • BS: Biology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
  • Member: American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, Frederick County Dental Society

Dr. Appleton

Carl S. Appleton, DDS

“My philosophy of care is to give each of my patients my undivided attention, listen to their concerns, and provide them with a plan that is customized for them to meet their individual goals. I take pride in providing my patients with comfort, security, and in some cases hope. Of course, I’m proud to give them a good-looking smile.”“It brings me satisfaction to know that I work in the field that treats the number one infectious disease in the U.S.—the disease that causes cavities,” says Dr. Appleton. “Accomplishing procedures successfully brings me daily satisfaction in my work.”Dr. Appleton enjoys being involved with his family, church, and community. In his spare time, he bikes, plays golf, and watches sports. He has also taught oral health to the Frederick County public schools for the past four years, sharing that “educating elementary students is a great joy of mine.”

  • DDS: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA
  • Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon

Dr. Williams

Ryan Williams, DDS

In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys hiking with his wife, Kristi, and dog, Stanley. He also enjoys woodworking as well as flying radio-controlled and full-sized aircraft.“I chose dentistry because it combines several areas that I enjoy,” says Dr. Williams. “I like doing intricate work with my hands. I enjoy spending time with patients, discovering their priorities for care, educating them on the treatment options that are available to reach their goals, and then following through with the treatment plan. My goal is to treat every patient with gentleness and respect—just as I would want to be treated.”

  • DDS: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA
  • MA: Master of Arts in Bioethics, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • BS: Biology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
  • Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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