Meet Dr. Richard J. Horwat, D.M.D.
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Dr. Horwat earned his degree in dentistry from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine (SDM), in 2004. After receiving his DMD he practiced in the Annapolis, Maryland vicinity, focusing on general and esthetic dentistry for six years. He then went back to the University of Pittsburgh (SDM) and completed his post-doctoral training in endodontics and received his specialty license. Concurrent with his residency in Pittsburgh, he provided endodontic care voluntarily at the VA (veterans) Hospital and he was also awarded a certificate in recognition for providing care to underprivileged communities (children) in the inner city.
Dr. Horwat is passionate about endodontics and he is sympathetic to his patients concerns. He takes the time to listen to his patients and understand their concerns, making every effort to minimize anxiety and ensure that the patient experience is as pleasant and peaceful as possible.
Dr. Horwat enjoys his work and works diligently on his craft. He prides himself as a lifelong student, staying current with endodontic literature and its evolving philosophy. He practices under the most modern, proven, developments so that he can provide his patients with the highest quality care. He (as well as Dr’s Sandlin and VanDusen) incorporates a surgical operating microscope and 3-D imaging (CBCT) with every case, while utilizing the latest digital office technology.
His research regarding genetic influence on endodontic healing has been published in the Journal of Endodontics (JOE), Feb 2012, and he has lectured his research at various forums. Currently, he is a proud member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE); the American Dental Association (ADA); the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA), Nashville Dental Society; and various local dental study clubs. He also donates to the Interfaith community to help support their provided care.
Dr. Horwat, as well as Dr’s Sandlin and VanDusen, is voted onto Nashville’s Top Dentist list in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine year after year and he has been invited on News channel 5’s OpenLine: Ask the Expert numerous times.
Dr. Horwat is the proud father of four wonderful children. While he mostly loves spending quality time with his family, he has a growing list of hobbies – Playing the drums, guitar, writing music and listening to (live) music, cooking, house projects, watching football; and any excuse to spend time outdoors.
Dr. Horwat would like to give the warmest blessings to Dr’s Scott Ulery, Dan Placido and Herb Ray. God bless you. You were instrumental in my success and I thank the Lord for making you a chapter in my life. I am forever grateful.
Patient Reviews: Dr. Howart
Bluegrass Endodontics, PLLC
Patient Review By Ginny C
It is hard to find the words to express how appreciative I am of Dr. Horwat. His expertise, skill, and kindness are beyond my expectations. Likewise, his staff is friendly and professional. Thank you all for taking care of me.
- Ginny C
Patient Review By Carress S
Dr. Horwat is awesome- no pain during my procedure! His staff is amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
- Carress S
Patient Review By Chris F
I was nervous about the pain during/after a root canal. I had zero discomfort throughout the entire process of a root canal and internal bleaching. Dr. Horwat was very confident and thorough during my procedures and follow-up. Thank you to all the staff for making this as easy as I could have possibly imagined.
- Chris F
Patient Review By Angie G
Very understanding and kind. Dr. Horwart is awesome. Medical staff was very professional and strive to give excellent care to their patients. Scheduling was quick and easy. I had no wait time on appt day. Front desk was helpful and friendly. Billing information was was easy to understand.
- Angie G
Patient Review By Christina M
Amazing staff This is a great place to get a root canal done fast ! Dr.Horwat and his dental assistant were so professional and on point !
- Christina M
Patient Review By Tammy L
Dental work has always been a nightmare for me but Dr. Horwat and staff made it as comfortable and pain free as possible. Although I’ll never be one to “run” have dental work done I would definitely recommend Dr. Horwat and staff.
- Tammy L
Patient Review By Cheryl D
The office is beautiful and the staff is so nice. Dr Horwat was amazing and explained everything he was doing As he was doing it And made sure I was okay The entire time. I was super nervous before my appointment but everyone made me feel very comfortable by the time I was sitting in the dentist chair.
- Cheryl D
Patient Review By Lester O
I wouldn't normally equate a root canal with a great experience, but that is exactly what i had with Dr Horwat. The entire procedure was done quickly and without pain. He is also extremely professional and answered all of my questions. When I left his office I felt very fortunate to have my tooth repaired by such a great endodontist. I am so grateful to this man. He even gave me a huge discount because I did not have insurance. God bless him - the doctor has restored my faith in mankind! I don't say that lightly. I highly recommend Bluegrass Endodontics and entire staff.
- Lester O
Patient Review By Bobbie K
The staff was very caring and attentive as was Dr. Horwat. There was no pain and the discomfort was minimized by the attention that I received.
- Bobbie K
Patient Review By Jillian B
I am terrified of any type of dental work, I had my first visit for a root canal which I was highly nervous about. Dr. Horwart did an amazing job, and the pain of the procedure was very minimal due to what I was expecting. He has great bedside manners and made me feel comfortable throughout!
- Jillian B
Patient Review By Judy J
Dr. Horwat was wonderful he was very kind and considerate and very professional. His assistant Pam was the best!
- Judy J
Patient Review By Bill E
Extremely satisfied with everything
- Bill E
Patient Review By Gina N
Dr Horwat was terrific. He made a root canal very tolerable, and mine was apparently more involved than most. I certainly recommend him. In fact, everyone in the office was especially nice. I was in a lot of pain and they got me in quickly and were so friendly. I really do recommend them.
- Gina N
Patient Review By Robin H
Exceptional service from the front office staff they were amazing. Dr. Horwat did a great job and talked me thru everything they were doing and was great. He was concerned about my pain and the treatment that I was getting. He had special tools to help assist with the complicated procedure and did a fantastic job. They also worked on me until after 6 p.m. and he stayed late to ensure it was completed correctly. I would recommend them to anyone needing specialty dental care.
- Robin H
Patient Review By MICHAEL R
Staff was very personable and professional. I enjoyed the conversation despite my mouth being full of instrumentation, and the procedure was pain free.
- MICHAEL R
Patient Review By Kayla C
I could not have wished for a better experience than the one I received from Dr. Horwat and his staff. Dr. Horwat is patient, understanding and empathetic. He knew the answers to all of my questions and was honest with me the entire way, while still keeping me calm and comfortable. It is always clear that he does his homework on his patient and always makes his decisions based on what is best for you. I can not recommend Dr. Horwat enough!!!
- Kayla C
Patient Review By Marie M
I was extremely nervous about having a root canal, but Dr. Horwat immediately put me at ease. He showed me the Xrays and explained, in detail, where the problem was and what the procedure would be. He promised it would be painless and it was! Even today (the day after), there is barely any soreness. No Advil for the first time in weeks! I can’t recommend him highly enough and would never use anyone else!
- Marie M
Patient Review By Christopher C
Very pleasurable experience
- Christopher C