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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Robert Hortman

Mar 27, 2018 · Filed under Staff Spotlight

Dr. Robert Hortman, also known as Bob, makes up one half of the duo of dentists here. A Rome native, he enjoys hobbies ranging from road biking to genealogy. Get to know the man who cares for your smile!


What schools did you attend and what degrees do you have?

I went to Darlington then UNC-Chapel Hill for college, where I got a BA in Chemistry. I then went to the Medical College of GA where I got my DMA, then the University of Alabama at Birmingham for my General Practice Residency. 

Tell us about your family.

My wife Susan and I are blessed with our kids Jeff, Janie and Robert, his wife Nancy, and my grandkids, West and Wills. 

How did you get into this field?

Honestly? I got lucky. 

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I find plenty of ways to entertain myself. Road biking, scale modeling, boating, reading, genealogy, watching sports, taking on home projects, and most of all, grandparenting. 

Any favorite movie?

I like any kind of History movies. 

What’s your favorite place in town?

My home. 

Do you have any pets?

Well, we do have a pond full of koi fish!

Are there any churches or community organization you’re involved with that you’d like to shout out?

I am involved with and support many community organizations in Rome and attend First Baptist Church of Rome. 

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