The Art of Dentistry
Abbey Horwitz, DDS:
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The Art of Dentistry
Abbey Horwitz, DDS
Virginia Beach, VA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Dave W. from Norfolk, VA (Source: Yelp)


As always it’s a pleasure to see Debby Knaur and Dr. “H”. Between Debby’s professional talents, un-matching compassion, and great sense of humor she’s shamed and assisted me in keeping my teeth for 15+ years longer than we both thought when we embarked on this journey. Dr “H” comes in and checks me out pretty much each visit but he says I need Debby more than him, LOL. They make a fantastic team and they’ve been instrumental in my life. 1 million thank yous to the both of you!!!

Jennifer Drinko Glover (Source: Google)


I love Abbey Horowitz Dentistry! I have been going here for a few years and I love how organized and transparent they are. I’ve been seeing Beth, my dental hygienist, the whole time. We’ve gotten to know each other and she always makes me feel comfortable. You guys are doing it right! Thank you!!

Nick Kelley (Source: Facebook)


Needed emergency dental work during the Covid-19…. the professional team at the art of dentistry took care of my situation quickly and efficiently with nothing but smiles and courtesy! Been with them for almost 20 years , anyone looking for a dentist this is the one!!

Jd T. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Horwitz and Dr. Dorfman since I moved to the area 7 years ago.  They are the best.  They and their staff are always professional, friendly and knowledgable. They convey their knowledge in an easy to understand manner which facilitates any decisions that I need to make concerning my dental work.  They have always been willing to work around my schedule or finances to provide the optimum solution.

Empsy Munden (Source: Google)


Great practice— Beth- Excellent Dental Hygienist – makes sure my teeth are clean & stable….. Always good to see Dr. Abbey – especially if he gives me a good report on my teeth…. EXCELLENT PRACTICE been a patient since the early 1990’s I think…. AND STILL HAVE MOST OF MY OWN TEETH, will a little/LOT of help from the Dr. Abbey Team…

Beverly G. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Abbey Horwitz graciously accommodated me on Dec 14, 2015 to check previous dental maintenance work. He made a few adjustments as my bite was off a little. There was no charge for this work, and he encouraged me to follow-up with him in a few days if I was still uncomfortable. I discussed future dental restorative work to be done, and he said he believed it was important but could wait awhile if I was not ready. Before leaving the office, Dr. Horwitz provided answered a question I had about teeth whitening. I have been utilizing this Dr. H.’s dental services for 25+ years and have always found him to be highly skilled, informative, personable and warm. There is a reason Dr. Horwitz: The Art of Cosmetic Dentistry is voted Winner/BEST at the Beach year after year. I feel blessed to have him as my trusted dentist!

Ed M. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Been going here for years and it’s always been top notch.  Great communication, appointment reminders, and very minimal wait times as they are almost always on schedule.  My kids don’t even complain when it’s time for them to go, if you can believe that.  Everyone is pleasant, from office staff to docs, and they make you  feel like they appreciate you choosing them, which I find refreshing these days.

Joy M (Source: Google)


I didn’t have a dentist so I called their practice because I was experiencing pain in my back tooth. The receptionist was very friendly and accommodating. I was able to get an appointment the next day. Everyone there has amazing customer service. The dentist does a great job as well. The entire staff is very knowledgeable and available to help you. I like that there are no hidden fees when it comes time for payment either. They have a long term customer.

Jay Cruz (Source: Google)


The staff at Art of Dentistry are amazing & second to none. I recently went there for the first time with no referrals, prior history or recommendations of any kind. I can sincerely say, I believe my family & have found our new dentist office. The staff was epic & the service was excellent! Thank you to Dr. Horowitz & Sara for the great service & the angelic hands.

Deborah Q. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I am new to the practice and had an initial consult and two visits since.  The practice was highly recommended to me by family members. Each time I was professionally greeted. The office is organized and extremely clean. They definitely run a top notch practice. The dental hygienist who did my exam and cleaning was very thorough. I have met both the dentistd who were very informative and professional. I highly recommend this practice.

Linda B. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Abbey Horwitz and his staffs are the best. My dentist and my family are very please with their service since day 1 we’ve been going to Dr Horwitz. We’re his patients since 1978 we moved in Virginia. They are wonderful people specially Dr Horwitz.  I will not trade him for the world. Highly recommended to anyone who maybe searching for great dentist.

Nona Weddle (Source: Google)


I have been going to The Art of Dentistry for over half my life and I’m still beyond impressed with the practice and the service I receive each time. Jenny is amazing, so kind and thorough, while also providing the best service. The office staff are professional and courteous, and incredibly patient. Dr. Dorfman and Dr. Horwitz are knowledgeable and make me feel like I’m the only patient they have. I love this place!

Ashley K. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


The office is nicely decorated so much so that it doesn’t feel like a ‘medical’ office. We see “Lissi”,  one of the hygienist,  and love her professional and kind nature.  We’ve seen both Dr. Horwitz and Dr. D. Dorfman… both are easy to be around!  Today Dr. Dorfman filled my young sons cavities and did a fantastic job easing his nerves.  He seems to speak “4 year old” pretty fluently…which was entertaining and calming for both of us.  We should all watch out for “Cavity Bugs!”

Jennifer T. from Norfolk, VA (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been living in Virginia long but one of my back molars were giving me tons of issues. I live in Norfolk but the first dentist I called wasn’t taking in new patients so I took a chance and called Abbey Horwitz since it had the most reviews and best feedback. I’ve now been there 3 times, they’ve done the pictures and a cleaning and have even filled a small cavity. Every time I go they are so nice and hospitable, the doctors really know their stuff. My molar ended up just hurting from sensitive and I was given sensitive toothpaste and the new Crest sensi strips and my molar has gotten significantly better in the past 2 weeks. I thought my tooth was so horrible and it ended up just being sensitive. I love all the doctors I’ve met so far, it made going to the dentist super easy and painless, they definitely make you feel comfortable. I won’t be going again for several months but I feel comfortable knowing they are my dentist. And super big plus, they take TRICARE! Which made my life so easy.

Josie D. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to this Dentist by a co-worker and I have since referred several other people. I am VERY picky about a dentist and this Dentist is for sure one of the best that I have seen. The office is very clean, the staff all get along, the dentist is very experienced and very professional but it is a relaxed atmosphere. I feel like I have been going there my whole life. Dr. Horowitz and staff are the best in Virginia Beach!!!!

Ashley Forbes (Source: Facebook)


I tell this to friends all the time, but anyone who is looking to have the best experience as well as care than look no further! Every time I go in to see the hygienist Kristy Simpson, I just walk away feeling so well about myself, feeling like rather than being at an appointment, that I was just sitting with a friend. The dentist is amazing and such a down to earth doctor who makes you feel good about yourself all the while, giving you great health pointers on how to keep your smile looking fabulous! I am so glad to have found them a few years ago, and honestly couldn’t picture going anywhere else!

Nick F. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to this office for years now and have had Christy as my hygienist the whole time.    She always makes it a quick and painless experience and takes great care of my teeth.  I’ve seen my old middle school classmate Dr. Dorfman the past couple of times and I highly recommend him and the entire staff.

Amber Lattuca (Source: Google)


I have always had a great experience with the staff at the Art of Dentistry. Personally I see Dorfman as does the rest of my family. He is great with adults and children. He is professional and is great with patient interaction. I also have had no problems with the staff in the office. My hygienist is great, and all of the front office staff have been accommodating and helpful as well. I also appreciate all of the extra measures they are taking during this pandemic to ensure patients are safe.

Alison Bendix (Source: Google)


Root canal day!! I LOVE THIS PLACE! I’m so happy I found this office they are truly the best! I’ve had some bad experience prior to them with a different dentist and this office has changed my view on dentistry 100%. Everyone is so kind and quick to offer any help or guidance that you need. Their billing is also very good compared to other offices. My procedure today was honestly so easy I could do it again tomorrow! Dr Dorfman and his PA Trish were absolutely AMAZING!They both took that extra time to explain things to me and also to answer any and all questions I had. And the music…sounds silly but the best music too! It definitely helps when you have great music to help override the drilling! I am now a patient for life. THANK YOU!!

Sandi D. from Williamsburg, VA (Source: Yelp)


Abbey has been our go to guy for over 30 years!!! Perhaps his longest patient? Met him when we first moved to VB in 1980 and have been a follower ever since. Although we have moved away, my hubby and I make the trek when necessary to have our teeth cleaned or worked on. Always feels like visiting family. When he decides to retire, we’ll probably never see another dentist:-) Love our hygienists as well, Beth and Debby. They both rock!

Richard V. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Maureen, Suree and I have been patients of Dr. Horwitz for many years and he and his staff have maintained our dental works in an outstanding manner.  He and his staff are very professional and friendly.  All the dental work we have had over the year has been top notch is always appears that he and his staff give the extra 110% to ensure that our visits are productive and memorable. I would definitely recommend Dr. Horwitz to anyone moving into the Virginia Beach area.  Sincerely, Richard Voltz.

Theresa Dawn Smith-Angelillo (Source: Facebook)


I can’t share enough praise about The Art of Dentistry. Always a top notch experience. Year after year they never disappoint. Each person you come in contact with on staff are professional, personable and efficient. Stellar establishment.

Sharon N. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Always am extremely happy with Dr.Horwitz and his entire staff. Almost feel like visiting family when I’m there. Everyone is very professional &  expert at what they do, and yet make you feel relaxed and comfortable. They do an incredible job at scheduling too. I’ve never had to wait more than a very few minutes for any appointment.

Ebony Byron (Source: Google)


It’s been a long while, since I’ve been able to relax in a dental office. I must say, the atmosphere is very bright and welcoming. The dental hygienist was really sweet, very professional and very comforting. She understood my discomfort, due to past experiences, and took note to talk me through the process and checked in with me to make sure I was ok. I didn’t spend a lot of time with the dentist, but he was really easy to talk to, and actually listened to the questions I asked. He checked out my teeth, and spoke with me about next steps. Definitely glad I chose this office.

Privacy... T. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


Brilliant work! I have been a patient of Dr. Horwitz for most of my adult life, including having been seen by his former partner. The professionalism in Dr. Horwitz office is and always has been first class.  Dr. Horwitz truly is an artist at work. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Horwitz office for a complete and proper program of oral health care. His staff and the standards of performance they demonstrate are remarkable. I have had all sorts of work done over the years, from thorough attention to hygiene, an occasional filling, crowns and a couple of root canals. Everything is always done properly. Any concerns will be addressed with care and consideration. I have seen both Kathryn and Amy for hygiene. Both are truly excellent. Go here with confidence and leave with respect for the team.

Karen W. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Horowitz rocks. Just making a dental appointment can send me into a panic. Thankfully his staff was quick to learn that and are always lighthearted and supportive when I call. I truly appreciate that Dr. Abby not only is very quick to try to put me at ease and gentle while in the chair he understand the that financial burden and gives his patient’s  all the options available.

Kristen H. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


I have yet to read a negative review about this dental office and I can now say that I 100% agree that this is THE BEST at the beach.  After having negative experiences at other offices in Virginia Beach, I steered clear of going back for far too long and came to DREAD going to the dentist.  After waiting (way) too long, I knew I needed to find a new dentist, and Dr. Horwitz and Dr. Dorfman came highly recommended by several of my friends.  So far, I couldn’t be happier. They are kind, professional and never once made me feel bad about my past dental health and instead gave me the encouragement to look forward to continuing my treatment plan.  I also am pleased that Dr. Dorfman and the insurance coordinator took the time to give me every possible option and thoroughly review the pros and cons of each option, while working with me to lessen the financial burden.  Absolutely wonderful office- my entire family will soon be patients here as well.

Nancy C. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Cannot believe my last dental visit!!!  I broke a tooth on a Wednesday evening and knew I would need a crown.   The following morning I made an appointment and by 12:30 the same day I had a permanent crown put in thanks to Dr. Dorfman.  It is wonderful that Dr. Horwitz’s practice had stayed on top with the latest technology.  Have to say that Dr. Horwitz and Dr. Dorfman an the best 2 dentists around!

Sara Clark (Source: Google)


Absolutely love coming here. My regularly dental hygienist is so sweet and listens to my comments and concerns with my teeth. And they office really try’s to make everything convenient for the clients. I need a cavity filled and they were able to make my 6 month cleaning and filling back to back on the same day. This is really worth the drive for me to stick with them.

Mya Pemberton (Source: Google)


this place is awesome!! everyone in the facility is super nice and they’re very welcoming. the entire staff really wants what is best for you and your smile and they help go the extra mile for you. i’ve been thinking of getting Invisalign and i think i’ve found my match. definitely excited to have such caring doctors!!!

Lin O. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Love this dental office! My wife and I have been going for several years and have been treated like family. Dr. Dorfman is extremely, professional and the hygenist Deborah is excellent. I highly recommend this dentistry for your family if your looking for one. It’s always a pleasure to come to Abbey Horwitz DDS & Associates. My wife and I are very pleased with Abbey Horwitz DDS. The Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. From check in to wait times, its always a breeze. We were pleased with Dr. Dorfman and his specialist Debbie. I highly recommend this dentistry if you are new to town and looking for a dentistry home or are looking for a new dentist. Update: It’s been a little over a year and we still love Abbey Horwitz DDS & Associates! They make my family feel right at home. I respect there straightforward approach to dentistry. Update: Just completed my final Checkup for 2014 and Debbie and Dr. Dorfman are still providing excellent customer service. I highly recommend Abbey Horwitz DDS & Associates.

Bill O. from Virginia Beach, VA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has been seeing Dr Horowitz for over 10 years and have been very happy with the care we’ve received. We each see a different dental hygienist…and we each think ours is the best. Surely that is a very nice reflection on their team! If I have any complaint, it’s that they call me back right on time and I don’t have the chance to read another chapter in whatever book I’ve brought with me!

Kory Miles (Source: Facebook)


From the very first phone call this dentistry has impressed me. Detailed explanations, clean and easy to find office. Friendly staff, updated technology, with extremely fair pricing. Everyone you come in contact with has a friendly demeanor but extremely professional. My dental tech had a gentle touch which is saying something when it comes to cleanings. I didn’t feel rushed and every question I asked was answered honestly and immediately. I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone and everyone.

Philip Mitchell (Source: Google)


WOW, just WOW, never thought that I would look forward to Dentistry visits but Dr D and all staff was/is efficient yet gentle throughout the entire procedure(s) including billing. Since I am terrified by syringes, I insisted upon no local anesthetic. They initially questioned that decision but agreed to proceed with caution. The procedure was not painless BUT was amazingly tolerable. Wow, these folks are great at what they do and I am very greatful and happy to have found them. I highly recommend them to any and all looking to improve their dental health. 10 stars if I could, thank you…..much love!

Diggs M. from Chesapeake, VA (Source: Yelp)


This office is the best!  I have been going to Dr. Horwitz for over around 30 years and would never change dentists.  Beth is my hygenist and is awsome.  She is very calming, kind, and always remembers details from the previous 6 months.  I am one of those extremely scared people of dental procedures and recently had to get a root canal.  Dr. Horwitz made it painless!  His injections are even painless.  This has got to be the best dental practice ever!