Dr. Steven Horne

Dr. Steve Horne began his career at Brigham Young University obtaining his BA in English. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2007 from the University of Southern California where his pursuit of academic excellence landed him on the Dean’s List. He was recognized for his superior clinical skills and invited to help teach other dental students in courses on restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and tooth anatomy. During dental school, he provided dental care for underserved populations of Los Angeles and Orange County, Mexico, and Costa Rica with the international volunteer organization, AYUDA.

After graduation from USC, Dr. Horne entered active duty with the U.S. Army and practiced dentistry at Fort Knox, Kentucky, for four years. During this time, in 2010, he was deployed as part of a medical unit to Baghdad, Iraq, to provide dental and triage support to military and civilian workers who were involved in the effort there. During his military service, he received multiple Army Achievement Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and served as Company Commander.

After leaving the Army in 2011, Dr. Horne joined a private practice in La Jolla, CA and became credentialed with Scripps Hospital La Jolla, CA as a dental consultant.

Health and education are of paramount importance to Dr. Horne, and since 2012 he has been writing dental articles for Medicine.net and WebMD to provide accurate information about oral health to the public. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), California Dental Association (CDA), San Diego County Dental Society and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is a preferred provider with Invisalign, and spends countless hours each year pursuing continuing education in order to maintain a standard of excellence in dentistry.

Dr. Horne has been married for 15 years to his sweetheart, Christy. They have 3-year-old twins, Camille and Trent, and very recently welcomed their third child Colette Elise on July 6! The heart and soul of the family is Roscoe—their chocolate Labrador.

Dr. Horne is overjoyed to be joining this Encinitas dental family established and nurtured by Dr. Benedict and Dr. Madurowicz. His mission is to continue their legacy by listening to and understanding patients’ concerns, earning their trust by practicing with uncompromised integrity, and performing dentistry with the utmost skill.