Meet The Teams

No Judgment, Just Smiles

At New Horizon Institute, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality dental care. Our welcoming, empathetic, and compassionate team at your Maricopa County low income dentist invites all patients to experience transformative care in a comfortable and positive environment. It is our honor to be a part of your journey toward a healthy smile!

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Dental Center Team

Dr. Kristine Keber

Clinic Director, NHDC

As the Dental Center Clinic Director, Dr. Keber is proud to serve our community's dental needs with compassion, warmth, and expertise.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Keber graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While attending dental school at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, she fell in love with the beautiful, warm weather and decided to call Arizona home. Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Keber chose to expand her skill set and knowledge by completing a one-year AEGD residency in Phoenix through NYU Langone. Completing this program provided her with advanced training in all aspects of dentistry, including restorative dentistry, oral surgery, dentures, and dental implants.

Dr. Keber has both private practice and non-profit experience, making her a perfect fit here at New Horizon Institute. Dr. Keber’s passion for dentistry and community health have aligned to find her best suited for a career in a non-profit dental clinic. When she is not polishing smiles, you might also find her exercising, hiking, practicing yoga, or spending time in the sun. Dr. Keber is a firm believer in whole-body, integrated oral care and takes pride in her commitment to providing a positive dental experience for her patients.

“If you can get paid for doing what you love, every paycheck is a bonus. Give yourself the bonus of a lifetime: pursue your passion, discover what you love, then do it!” – Oprah Winfrey

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Nancy

Lead Dental Assistant

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Felisha

Dental Assistant

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Chaica

Appointment Coordinator

Surgical Center Team

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Dr. Steven Vorholt

Surgical Director, NHSC

Dr. Steven Vorholt holds a simple goal – to provide all patients with a strong, healthy smile they can truly love. By getting to know your story and oral health goals, Dr. Vorholt can create a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs. From the moment you enter the Surgical Center doors, Dr. Vorholt seeks to restore your oral health and give you a smile you can’t wait to share with others.

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Vorholt graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University in 2013. Shortly after attaining his degree, Dr. Vorholt started a private practice in the Columbus area. Immersing himself in as much continuing education as possible, he eventually developed a great passion for dental implant surgery. After 6 years of building a successful general practice in Ohio, Dr. Vorholt followed his passion and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to take a full-time position with the New Horizon Surgical Center. You will see him mentoring courses and coordinating care for all implant patients through the Implant Pathway program.

Dr. Vorholt is currently a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is actively pursuing his Associate Fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He plans to eventually earn his Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology and finds teaching other doctors how to successfully incorporate implant dentistry into their own practices to be his proudest professional endeavor.

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Dr. Clark Chen

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Meet Dr. Clark Chen, one of our expert oral surgeons here at New Horizon Surgical Center. After completing his undergrad at UC San Diego, he went on to attend the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Chen is dedicated to ensuring each patient receives comfortable, precise care for results that will thoroughly enhance their health and wellness. He collaborates closely with Dr. Vorholt and Dr. Farkas to create state-of-the-art treatment plans that will put your smile in the best position possible.

In addition to strengthening smiles at the New Horizon Surgical Center, Dr. Clark Chen is also the NYU Site Director for our AEGD Program. Dr. Chen is proud to partner with New York University for a unique residency program that grants in-depth implantology education for qualifying doctors. Through this program, Implant Pathway hosts 4 dental residents a year that have graduated dental school but wish to have more experience treating patients with dental implants. If you are a current NYU dental student or alumni in search of world-class implant education, reach out to learn more at (480) 664-2270.

DR. VICTORIA WALKER

Co-Surgical Director, New Horizon Dental & Surgical Center

Dr. Victoria Walker earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Having a strong interest in dental implants, smile makeovers, and prosthodontics, Dr. Walker moved to Asheville, NC after dental school to work in a practice solely dedicated to these disciplines. When interest turned to passion, she made the trek across the country to join the New Horizon Dental & Surgical Center to learn from world class educators and better her craft. 

During her time at New Horizon, Dr. Walker has not only gained valuable mentorship from top leaders in the dental industry, but simultaneously found a dental home where her passions and personal values are able to align and shine through. She cherishes the opportunity to care for her local community and support New Horizon’s mission of helping those who cannot afford private practice fees.  

Dr. Walker is continuously fueled by her commitment to clinical excellence and compassionate service. She has successfully completed all of Implant Pathway’s continuing education curriculum, is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Fellowship candidate in the Academy of General Dentistry.  

As the Co-Surgical Director, Dr. Walker strives to create a safe space where patients may openly communicate, form genuine relationships, and have positive outcomes. She has seen firsthand how often fear and dental anxiety can prevent patients from seeking the life changing dental care they deserve. She invites anyone who is without a dental home to come in for a consultation and allow the dedicated team at New Horizon to put their fears to rest. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Walker loves to travel and immerse herself in other cultures. She is an avid foodie, beekeeper, and an Arizona Master Gardener Associate. On the weekends, you can find her outside, enjoying live music, or sharing delicious meals with friends.

Dr. Christian Westermeier

Co-Surgical Director, New Horizon Dental & Surgical Center

Welcome to New Horizons Dental, I am Dr. Christian Westermeier, and I am co-surgical director of suite 115. I am very proud to be a 4th generation dentist and excited to be providing high-end surgical dentistry at an affordable price.

My roots are in Buffalo, NY where I spent most of my life learning to love being outside, snow or sunshine. Having attended both high school and college at Jesuit institutions, I developed a strong passion for community service. While obtaining my DDS at the University at Buffalo Dental School, I furthered my commitment to service by becoming the president of our outreach group, BOCA. There I was able to learn how impactful it is to help someone smile again.

I believe implant dentistry is the best, and only true tooth replacement solution. From my early involvement in the dental field as a dental assistant in an implant focused practice, I knew I wanted to be able to provide implant dentistry to my patients. I became a prosthodontics major in dental school where I began to hone my implant knowledge, and later completed an implant based AEGD residency program at implant pathway to advance my dental implant skill set. I love my profession and enjoy getting to provide implant dentistry at New Horizon everyday as well as helping educate other dentists about dental implants.

I also have seen firsthand how intimidating the dental office can seem, especially when it comes to any surgical procedures. If you find yourself at all hesitant to come to our office, I am happy to tell you that we offer all levels of sedation to help your experience and treatment go as smoothly and enjoyable as possible. When I am not in the dental office I enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming, rollerblading, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.

I love going on adventures and exploring new places whenever I get the chance. Otherwise, my love for implant dentistry drives me to seek continuing education courses where I learn to advance and perfect my implant services.

I look forward to meeting you at our office, cheers!

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Molly

Dental Assistant

Board Members

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Dr. Justin Moody

Founder of New Horizon Institute & Director of The Pathway

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Dr. Randy Houska

Board Member

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Dustin Netral

Board Member

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Steve Boggan

Board Member

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Jack Morrison

Board Member

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This by far has been the best experience I’ve had while at the dentist! They made me feel more than comfortable. So much so that I took a cat nap while they were performing the procedure. I’m so thankful for all of the orthodontists and the assistants. You guys are truly a blessing!

Brashun J.

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This by far has been the best experience I’ve had while at the dentist! They made me feel more than comfortable. So much so that I took a cat nap while they were performing the procedure. I’m so thankful for all of the orthodontists and the assistants. You guys are truly a blessing!

Brashun J.

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I had the best experience ever at New Horizons, Dr. Moody did my consultation and the next morning I began my process to a beautiful new smile!! Dr. Caldwell was absolutely amazing and both the doctors learning the new life-changing procedure were awesome as well! My mom and I are so extremely grateful for all of you and the amazing work you do!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Danielle D.

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These dentists are exceptional, I have never had dental work before and I went in for three transplants. I never felt a thing and was in the chair for three hours. I was awake but they are so gentle and caring. If you’ve ever had a bad experience with a dentist, these doctors here will change your mind completely about doing what you should do for your teeth. I highly recommend them and they have a super fan for life!!!

Melissa P.

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This is the best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist and dental surgery! Fabulous team, fabulous communication and facility. I previously had full mouth reconstruction some place else and needed to get a few of the implants removed and a bone graft done. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants high-quality work done with a fabulous team.

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This surgical center is the best ever. They care about you and are here to do good for others. It’s day two of my surgery and I am already doing better than expected. Thank you guys!

Amber M.

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New Horizons changed my life! I can smile and not cover my lower face in shame, I can finally take pictures with my family, and I can finally have confidence! Every member of the staff there was beyond sweet and reassuring and their positive energy made this such a surreal experience! I never would have afforded this HUGE procedure on my own (though I’ve tried for YEARS!) but New Horizons made it financially possible for me to get a new beautiful smile. Thank you for changing my life for the better!

Chelsie S.

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I would rate them 10 stars if I could! They have state-of-the-art equipment. They have an exceptionally professional and courteous staff and the overall cost is about 1/4 of the price of anyone else! I have been treated with the utmost respect from every staff member and I feel genuinely cared for!

George P.

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I was nervous when I first went and thinking, what's the catch? The staff here is amazing and so friendly. They make dental work affordable and yes, fun! I recommend them 1000% to anyone that has been needing implants! You will not leave New Horizon disappointed. I am getting my smile back!

Lisa L.

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This place is state of art and has top-notch care and providers. Dr. Moody is a passionate and fantastic teacher, he has created a real gem here! If you are in need of implants and have not been able to afford them, this is an incredible opportunity to receive the best care. Get in before it’s too late, you won’t regret it!

Mandy M.

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