Meet Your Dental Team in Middletown

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

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

Anika Vellore, DDS

Dr. Chad Love

Growing up nearby in Boonsboro, Maryland Dr. Love knew that he wanted to become a dentist since middle school. Dr. Love completed his undergraduate degree in Frederick, MD at Hood College and then achieved his goal of becoming a dentist at West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry.

“Country roads have taken me back home to Washington County. I am excited to provide individuals with the highest quality of care, make everyone feel comfortable and allow patients to leave with a smile.”

In his spare time, Dr. Love enjoys traveling, camping, snowboarding and training his Shepherd puppy Coco. He can also be found cheering on his favorite sports teams- Baltimore Orioles and Washington Capitals.

  • DDS: West Virginia University SOD
  • Bachelors: Hood College
  • Member: ADA, AGD, MSDA

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