Today we’re welcoming one of our newest sponsors, West Seattle orthodontist Dr. Heidi Horwitz, DDS. Here’s what she would like you to know:
Just call Dr. Heidi Horwitz “The Tooth Whisperer”! She was in private dental practice for 16 years, including time as a clinic instructor and associate professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, before selling that practice in 1999 to enter the UW Graduate Orthodontics Program, from which she graduated in 2001. Dr. Horwitz explains, “Most orthodontists go immediately out of dental school into orthodontic training. My 16 years as a general dentist and instructor gave me unique and valuable experience that I apply every minute of every day in my orthodontic practice.”
Dr. Horwitz adds, “I love what I do and I care about delivering the best results possible, and my patients can see that. I believe that our patients deserve my full attention in one convenient location. We are NOT an orthodontic factory cranking out braces in every neighborhood in Seattle; but we ARE a boutique style practice with the skills to develop and deliver treatment that is designed to meet each individual’s needs and level of complexity. I enjoy taking the time to explain recommended treatment and answering questions because I want to educate each patient about their options. I also want to assure that each patient knows that they are heard so that each individual’s concerns and treatment goals are addressed. My staff and I value and enjoy the interactions we have with our patients, their families, and their friends, and those sentiments are reciprocated!”
Dr. Horwitz has long been active with a variety of organizations. In the industry, that includes: the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Washington State Dental Association, Washington State Society of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, Seattle King County Dental Society, and Northwest Study Club. She currently serves on three boards – on the Seattle King County Dental Foundation Board, on the Dean’s Club Board for the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and as president of the University of Washington Orthodontic Alumni Association.
In the community, she is active with the Rotary Club of West Seattle, including serving as its fundraising chair. Her office is at 4400 California SW in The Junction; you can call for an appointment at 206-938=9380; find her online here, and on Facebook here.
We thank Dr. Heidi Horwitz, DDS for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.