Dr. Houtz Dental Practice | 15 Maple Ave | Gloversville | 12078 | Tel: 518.773.7584 ┬ęCopyright 2015 Dr. Kate Houtz, All rights reserved.
Dr. Kate Houtz Family Dentistry
Rebecca Kilmartin- Front Office Coordinator Rebecca started working in the dental field in 2019 as a Dental Assistant until she welcomed her third child in August 2020. Rebecca started at our office in November of 2020 as a front desk receptionist. You will find her welcoming you at check in and helping you at check out, confirming appointments, processing and submitting insurance claims as well as managing the appointment schedule. Rebecca enjoys spending all of her free time with her three children Sophia (2012), Joseph (2016), and Lauren (2020). They enjoy all outdoor activities together and spending quality time with each other. Rebecca plans to continue her career in the dental field. Pina LaPorta- Certified Dental Assistant Pina has been a dental assistant for 30 years. She joined this practice in 2013, moving to Gloversville from Massachusetts. Pina has found the transition to New York to be very enjoyable. She especially likes making patients feel comfortable and helping to improve their smiles. Pina holds a certification by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Pina is married to her husband David. They have two dogs, a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Shih Szu. In her spare time Pina enjoys yoga, golf, and gardening. Vikki DeLorme- Registered Dental Hygienist Vikki attended Hudson Valley Community College, earning her degree in 1987. After graduating, Vikki practiced within the area before joining our team in 2001. In 1992 Vikki was united in marriage to her soul mate, Christopher. Together they spent the next 25 years living life to the fullest and cherishing the love they shared. In 2017, Christopher lost his life to pancreatic cancer. With her world turned upside down, Vikki continues to find strength in his memories, the incredible love they shared and knowing all the lives he touched. Outside the dental office, Vikki loves to travel, visit family and friends and spend time with her fur babies, Jax and Jade. Leighann Sherwood- Registered Dental Hygienist/Office Manager Leighann started at the practice in April 1999 working as a receptionist. Soon after she became the practice manager and continues to excel in that role. With the encouragement of Dr. Kearney, Leighann decided to go on to receive her dental hygiene degree from Hudson Valley Community college in 2006. The relationships Leighann has built with her patients over the years is very special to her. Leighann was married to her husband and best friend Lucas in 2016. Together they welcomed their son Dane in August 2017. A true blessing to their lives, every moment they have is spent making memories with him and their 3 dogs. They also enjoy time with friends and family and especially look forward to the winter months as they are avid snowmobilers. Dr. Kate Houtz, DMD Dr. Houtz grew up in Mayfield and attended Mayfield Central School. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from Siena College. In 2009, Dr. Houtz graduated with honors from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She completed a general practice residency at St. Peter's Hospital in 2010. Following her training, Dr. Houtz continued to work at St. Peter's in their dental center until the opportunity to work for Dr. Kearney was presented. Dr. Houtz worked with Dr. Kearney until January 2015 when she purchased the dental practice. It has been a dream come true for Dr. Houtz, as she had always wanted to have a dental practice in the area she grew up. Dr. Houtz holds a tripartite membership which includes membership to the American Dental Association (ADA), the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and the 4th District Dental Society (our local association). Dr. Houtz was married to Daniel Houtz in January 2015. They have four children. William born in 2015, Elizabeth "Lizzie" born in 2017, Brooks born in 2019 and Laney born in 2021, who are all growing entirely too quickly and provide endless hours of love and entertainment. In her free time Dr. Houtz enjoys road cycling, traveling, cooking, baking, restaurants- basically anything involving food. And, of course she treasures time spent with family.