Welcome To Horizon Dental!

Your Steele Creek Dentist Office in Charlotte, NC

We aren’t a run-of-the-mill dental office in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Horizon Dental, we go above and beyond to make sure our patients feel at home and comfortable in our care. Whether you’re in the lobby or the operatory, we provide comforting amenities that will ensure a stress-free, relaxing visit. Stay entertained before and during your treatment with our TVs, and enjoy a cup-of-joe at our coffee station. Our atmosphere is designed to make sure you leave our office with happy memories and a healthy smile. Horizon Dental serves patients in the Steele Creek, Palisades and 28273 area of Charlotte, NC.

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Sam McManama, dentist at Horizon Dental CLT

Dr. Sam McManama

Dr. Sam completed his DDS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now provides superior, quality dental care for patients in Charlotte, NC. He also focuses specifically on dental implants and providing IV sedation.

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Dr. Rachel Grandinetti

Dr. Rachel has a genuine passion for dentistry and serving in the community. She is dedicated to creating a comfortable and welcoming environment and is committed to helping her patients with their dental needs. Her goal is to have her patients enjoy coming to the dentist!

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Dr. Dan Hostrander

Dr. Dan Hostrander is dedicated to providing a superior dental experience for his patients with a focus on relationship-based care.

About Our Team

Our energetic team wants to change the way patients think of dental appointments. Our warm, friendly atmosphere doesn’t feel like a typical dental office because we take a genuine interest in the lives and health of our patients. The team at Horizon Dental can answer any questions you might have about your treatment or pre and post-op care, and their upbeat, welcoming approach will make you feel more like a friend than a patient. Call us today to schedule an appointment, we can’t wait to meet you!

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Billing Coordinator

Kira is originally from British Columbia, Canada and move to South Carolina at the age of 10. She has always had a passion for dentistry from a young age. Kira strives to make all patients feel at ease from the moment they walk in the door. She loves seeing how dentistry can make all the difference for our patients. When she is not in the office, Kira enjoys spending time with her husband, and playing with their new baby girl, Kinsley.

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Billing Coordinator

Trixi was born and raised here in Charlotte, NC. She is able to help assist patients in understanding insurance, scheduling appointments, and answering any questions or concerns in both Spanish and English! She enjoys seeing patients be able to feel confident smiling and help get rid of that dental anxiety with the help of our amazing team. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, trying new foods, spending time with her family.

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Insurance Coordinator

Sammy was born in Ecuador and now lives here in Charlotte. She obtained her veterinary assistant certificate and later changed to the medical field. As our insurance coordinator, she can assist you with any insurance questions you may have and is fluent in both Spanish and English. She loves to meet and greet our new patients with a warm smile. Outside of work she loves being a mom to son and fur baby, Snickers.

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Jordan was born and raised in Belmont, North Carolina. She has always had a strong passion for the dental field, ever since she was a little girl! Jordan enjoys being able to help brighten a patient’s day by making them feel relaxed and comfortable. She also strives to help everyone feel confident in their smiles! In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with family, laying on the beach, and reading a good book.

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Dental Assistant II

Daniel is originally from Honduras and moved to North Carolina at the age of twelve. By the age of fifteen, Daniel knew he wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. Daniel is passionate about helping others feel confident in their smile and making patients feel at home as soon as they walk in the door. Not only is Daniel bilingual, he is also compassionate and caring towards his patients and makes sure all of his patients receive the best care. When Daniel is out of the office, he loves to spend time with his fiancé, and his three fluffy cats, and occasionally he likes to go fishing.

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Maria Urdaneta

Dental Assistant II

Maria moved to Charlotte from Venezuela in 2016. In Venezuela, she was studying to become a dentist and has continued her journey here and is currently in school to complete her dream! She enjoys spending her time outdoors and at events with her family and husband. Maria is a native Spanish speaker and loves to meet patients from other cultures and help them feel at home in our practice.

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Dental Assistant

Jae’Dah is from Gastonia, North Carolina. She attended Dental Assisting Preparatory Academy to become a Dental Assistant. As a kid, Jae’Dah found going to the Dentist very exciting and interesting! Every appointment she felt relaxed and at ease while most kids found going to the Dentist frightening. At the age of 6 she knew she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. Outside of work, Jae’Dah loves to spend time with family. She also enjoys music and reading books!

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Dental Assistant

Neicy is from Gastonia, North Carolina and attended Gaston College where she received her associate degree in business administration, but later decided to pursue a career in Dental Assisting. She loves to make people smile and seeing the difference it makes in people’s lives. In Neicy’s spare time, you can find her participating in church activities, going to the movies, or relaxing at the beach. Fun fact I am a huge fan of the Carolina Panthers and I love macaroni and cheese!

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Jennifer Towery


Jennifer is a local to the Charlotte area, originally from Cherryville, N.C. She began dental assisting in 2011 and enjoys helping her patients achieve the smile they want and deserve with compassion, education and humor. Jen is also an instructor for new dental assistants hoping to enter the workforce and truly finds teaching to be a rewarding journey. Outside of work she enjoys reading and sharing time with her trusty dog and loyal friend, Lula Mae. Fun facts: loves tacos and dad jokes, hopes for world peace, is a self-appointed court jester.

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Dental Hygienist

Kristin is one of our outstanding dental hygienists. Graduating from Halifax Community College in 2014, Kristin has spent nearly a decade in the dental field across Eastern North Carolina. Kristin loves making our patients feel at ease during their visit and is always happy to answer any questions regarding the maintenance and upkeep of your healthy smile. When she is not making patients smile she enjoys spending time outdoors and eating tasty food with her two beautiful daughters.

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Dental Hygienist

Roxie is a Texas native and has worked in the dental field since 2006. Her favorite part of dental hygiene is helping patients feel comfortable in the dental office while providing thorough care. Outside of the office, Roxie enjoys camping and hiking, drinking plenty of hot tea, taking care of her house plants, and spending time with her family. She is a certified yoga instructor and stained glass artist.

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Ashley Metten

Dental Hygienist

Ashley is originally from Richmond, VA and graduated from Old Dominion University with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Her personable and communicative approach to hygiene appointments puts all of our patients at ease. She is truly passionate about dentistry and loves educating patients about their oral health. She enjoys exploring Charlotte and being outdoors with her dog, Cheeto.

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Dental Hygienist

Victoria is a Dental Hygienist born and raised here in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry in 2021 with her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene. Victoria focuses on maximizing comfort, thoroughness, and efficiency while educating the importance of maintaining oral health. She spends her personal time with her husband and two pups, a Golden Retriever named Lobster and a German Shepard named Loki. Go Heels!

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Dental Hygienist

Shamara is from Goldsboro, North Carolina. She graduated from Wayne Community College in 2014. Since then, she has worked in general dental care & pediatric dental care. One thing she enjoys about dentistry is making it enjoyable for all ages. One thing that motivated her daily is hearing several of her patients say, “they wish they knew how to care for their teeth when they were younger.” Outside of work she enjoys traveling, new restaurants, spending time with family & being a dog mom.

$99 Limited Exam Special

For just $99, you’ll receive a comprehensive dental exam by one of our friendly and experienced doctors, along with any necessary X-rays to give your oral health a complete checkup. Schedule your appointment today!

*This offer is not valid for patients using insurance. Exclusions may apply for cases of periodontal disease.

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New Technology With a Gentle Touch

We utilize leading-edge dental technology as part of our commitment to providing an exceptional level of dentistry. These tools allow us to detect issues earlier, diagnose, and treat more dental issues faster while keeping your comfort priority one at all times. You can trust you’re getting only the latest dental technology and treatments when you visit our office.

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Digital X-rays

Our digital X-rays emit less radiation, take images faster without any need for processing, and allow us to optimize the images so we can provide a more precise diagnosis.

Digital X-Rays
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Intraoral Camera

A picture explains what words never can, especially when it comes to your teeth. An intraoral camera can take pictures with such detail, it can show cracks and stress marks in a tooth that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Intraoral Camera
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iTero Intraoral Scanner

Our office uses intraoral digital scanners to create a highly detailed 3D model of your teeth. The resulting 3D surface model is the virtual, time efficient, and safe alternative to traditional plaster models.

iTero Intraoral Scanner

Horizon Dental

13425 Hoover Creek Blvd.
Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28273
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Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(980) 999-5007

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