EMILY HORTMAN, DMD

LITTLE RIVER'S TRUSTED DENTIST

EXPERIENCED, KIND & COMPASSIONATE

For more than a decade, Dr. Emily Hortman has offered area friends and families high quality, comfortable, and friendly dental treatments. Best of all, our compassionate, caring, and experienced team make visiting with us a stress and pain free experience. If you are looking for a dentist in Little River or near North Myrtle Beach you can trust with your family’s smile, look no further than Palmetto Dental Associates. Our comprehensive dental care will keep you smiling for years to come!

CARING FOR YOUR COMPLETE HEALTH

Your oral health doesn’t just affect your pretty smile – it can actually influence your overall health and quality of life. That’s why our team practices complete health dentistry, which takes your entire wellbeing into consideration during each appointment and treatment. We look forward to providing the comprehensive care you need and deserve!

A DIFFERENT
DENTAL EXPERIENCE

Family-Owned
& Operated

See the same dentist each visit.

Personalized
& Trustworthy

Develop a lifelong relationship.

State-of-the-Art
Technology

Experience modern dentistry.

Spa-Like
Amenities

Feel relaxed and at-ease.

Patients Love
Our Personalized Care

  • K.C., Calabash, NC

    “Dr. Hortman is a kind gentle dentist who understands all aspects of oral health. She understands my complicated health problems as well. Her entire staff is knowledgeable and friendly. She and her assistant are a great team and work very well together.”  

    K.C., Calabash, NC
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  • William N., North Myrtle Beach, SC

    “Professional and on top of their game. Until becoming a patient, I did not like dentists. I really look forward to my visits now. Highly recommend!!”

    William N., North Myrtle Beach, SC
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  • Mary A., Longs, SC

    “I had a follow-up work with Dr. Emily Hortman in October and then one more time and I just had my teeth cleaned last week. She is awesome. My experience went awesome. She was so kind. Her bedside manner is unbelievable and her billing and administration is great.”

    Mary A., Longs, SC
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Gentle Family Dentistry

ROUTINE PREVENTIVE CARE

Achieving your best smile isn’t just a one-time accomplishment. It’s a lifelong journey, and the Palmetto Dental Associates team would love to be your partners along the way! We provide personalized, attentive care to patients of all ages, including comprehensive checkups, refreshing cleanings, and other valuable preventive services that can stop potential dental problems in their tracks. No more time-consuming trips to multiple offices, either – the whole family is warmly welcomed here.

BEAUTIFUL COSMETIC
DENTISTRY

FIX & REPAIR IMPERFECTIONS

Even the healthiest smiles can fall victim to stains, cracks, gaps, and other unpleasant cosmetic issues that leave people hiding their mouths behind their hands. So why not make a beautiful change? Dr. Hortman loves working with patients to plan the perfect smile makeover that will create dazzling improvements for both their appearance and self-confidence – all you have to do is schedule a consultation here in Little River!

FUNCTIONAL CROWNS & BRIDGES

REPLACE MISSING TEETH

If you’re struggling with a damaged or lost tooth, even doing simple, everyday activities like eating favorite foods can become tricky. That’s why our team at Palmetto Dental Associates wants to help you regain the strong, beautiful dental structure you deserve with a custom-made restoration. For instance, dental crowns are designed to rebuild individual teeth while preserving the remaining shape underneath, and dental bridges can replace consecutive missing teeth in a sturdy, long-lasting fashion!

ANXIETY-FREE SEDATION

SIT BACK & RELAX

Despite our best efforts, we understand that many patients still feel uncomfortable, anxious, or even fearful when faced with an upcoming dental appointment. That’s why Dr. Hortman offers sedation dentistry as a helpful aid that can ease away even the strongest nerves! Both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) are available here in Little River – all you have to do is ask our team which option is right for you.

MODERN DENTAL IMPLANTS

EAT YOUR FAVORITE FOODS

When it comes to state-of-the-art, satisfying replacements for missing teeth, dental implants are at the very top of the list! They replace the entire structure of your natural tooth, providing enduring stability, seamlessly lifelike quality, and valuable oral health benefits that will keep you smiling brightly for many years to come. At Palmetto Dental Associates, we’ll be happy to help you determine if this transformative option is right for you during a consultation.