About Horizon Dental

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Dr. Dan Hostrander

Dr. Dan’s childhood patient experience with his family dentist and orthodontist was less than ideal. After three different sets of braces (totalling six years of treatment) led to complications and necessary jaw surgery, Dr. Dan wanted to make sure that no patient had the same experience.

He was inspired to become a dentist that would change the way people envisioned dental appointments. Dentistry shouldn’t be scary, and Dr. Dan combines skill, compassion, and humor to keep patients comfortable in his care.

Dr. Dan graduated with Honors and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UNC School of Dentistry. He is dedicated to providing a superior dental experience for his patients with a focus on relationship-based care. Dr. Dan is an active member of the ADA, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. If you’re looking for an experienced, friendly dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Dan and the entire team at Horizon Dental would love to meet you!

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About our team

Friendly, Compassionate Experts

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!


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 Assistant

Jenns favorite part of being a dental assistant is that she gets to be a part of transforming a patient’s smile and giving them newfound confidence. With her compassionate demeanor and gentle care, our patients are always in good hands with Jenn. When she’s not in the office, she loves spending time outdoors, traveling, reading, and gardening.

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Taylor P.

Patient Coordinator

Taylor's passion is helping people and making a genuine difference in their lives! Taylor married the love of her life this past April. Taylor has a dachshund fur baby named “Breezy”. Fun fact, Taylor is a claw machine enthusiast and expert!

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Taylor K.

Dental Hygienist

Taylor, a caring and compassionate team member, has been working as a hygienist since 2015. Her passion is patient care, improving patients oral health, and alleviating dental anxiety. When she's not in the office, Taylor loves spending time with her husband and new child, supporting her Tar Heels, and spending time at the beach.

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Dental Hygienist

Melissa is originally from Upstate NY but had called the Carolinas home for the last 11 years. She spends most of her free time with her two daughters and loves the outdoors, beach and mountains alike. Melissa’s passion is giving her patients a sense of calmness and freeing their anxiety in the dental office and says she will be there to hold their hand every step of the way.

Modern Amenities

At Horizon Dental

We aren’t a run-of-the-mill dental office. 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.