Samantha Horton is a resident of Harrison, New York and received her Bachelor’s degree at Iona College in New Rochelle. She then continued to pursue her dental hygiene degree at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the very first dental school in the world, with honors. Samantha was initiated into the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society that was awarded to the top ten percent of the graduating class.
Her experience in dental hygiene includes the treatment of patients of great variety in not only the typical practice setting but also various public sites. These include providing dental hygiene care and preventative treatment in an elementary school clinic for children ranging from two to fifteen years of age, delivering chair-side oral cancer screenings and examinations in nursing facilities, as well as experience with patients with special needs at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Not only is the dental treatment a priority of Samantha’s role as a dental hygienist but also a strong emphasis of patient education in which she has delivered multiple lectures on oral hygiene care for residents at drug rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, as well as interactive lectures in high school and middle school classrooms. Her mission is to provide comfortable patient care and to motivate patients to maintain oral health that will in turn promote an overall healthy body!