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An Accredited Dentist of the AACD

Dr. Howard was the first dentist in all of North San Diego County and is one of 370+ dentists in the world to be an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the largest association of dentists specializing in cosmetic dentistry in the world. This award was earned by Dr. Howard for his clinical excellence, exceptional skill, and deep commitment in the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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San Marcos cosmetic dentist Nelson Howard, D.D.S.

Committed to High-Quality Dentistry

On behalf of my team of highly trained professionals, I would like to personally welcome you to our website and practice. We invite you to experience a new kind of dentistry where total quality care is provided with exceptional customer service, caring team members whose goal is your absolute well-being, state-of-the-art techniques designed for your comfort, and in a fun and relaxing environment. We know that your visit with us will be the most rewarding of any dental experience you have ever had. My team and I believe that people should keep their teeth for a lifetime; with a common effort between us, that goal can be achieved.

Please be aware that our ultimate success depends on your commitment to your overall health, both dental and physical. We thank you for the confidence you have placed in us and appreciate the opportunity to assist you in attaining these two important goals.

We believe every patient who comes to our practice will leave feeling better about himself or herself as a person than when they first came in.

I have always felt that a person's smile is their "Window to the World." It is my personal goal to make the world of each person that enters my office a brighter place to be!

Signature Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S., AAACD

Where Dentistry & Artistry Meet

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Complete Cosmetic & Implant Care

San Marcos dentist, Dr. Nelson Y. Howard is highly-experienced and compassionate in cosmetic & implant dentistry. He can replace your missing teeth, treat dental decay with beautifully matched tooth-colored restorations, whiten your stained enamel, makeover your smile with porcelain crown and veneer techniques, and so much more! If you live in and around Rancho Bernardo or San Marcos, you can take advantage of our cosmetic dentistry services to make your smile and appearance absolutely gorgeous and to exceed all your expectations!

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Stunning Smiles & Changed Lives

“Dr. Howard actually designed an elaborate custom removable bridge with a German engineer to accommodate my specific situation and to avoid the need for old-fashioned dentures. The piece is amazing! If you're looking for someone who has top notch skills and creativity, super steady hands, knows how to listen and is not pushing you to do procedures you don't need (all right, he has a sense of humor too), then you may want to give him a try.” Laurent C. Encinitas, CA
“Dr. Howard has been my dentist for over 15 years. He is the BEST! He's very thorough and always takes time to explain whats needed and he is perfectionist. He is so kind and genuine. I trust him completely to keep my teeth in optimum condition. I particularly like the cleanliness standards of his staff.” Lisa S., San Marcos, CA
“I hate having to get dental work done, but I love being able to go to Dr. Howard's office for my dental work. I went to him when I was a child, but moved away for a little over 10 years and when I came back, Dr. Howard and his staff welcomed me back warmly. The whole staff really gives off a sense of family. I highly recommend this dental office to anybody looking for quality care.” Whitney S., Vista, CA
“My family & I have been going to Dr. Howard for over 20 years. We trust him 100% with our dental needs & would go to no one else! The whole staff makes you feel welcome & comfortable. They are all friendly and easy to talk to. Dr. Howard takes pride in his work & stands behind it. Always gentle and thoughtful. We would recommend him to anyone.” Louise P. Vista, CA
“Dr. Howard is an outstanding dentist who understands every aspect of dentistry and can not only provide general dentistry, but also cosmetic dentistry (such as veneers), root canals, oral surgery, etc. That is the joy of visiting Dr. Howard, you will rarely be referred out to another office for things like wisdom teeth removal and such.” Rob K., San Diego, CA
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Say Goodbye to Dental Fear

More than 75% of Americans have dental fears, ranging from mild anxieties to severe phobias. Dental anxiety may prevent you from making a much needed appointment at our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo dental practices. Dr. Nelson Y. Howard and his team invite you to experience comfortable, anxiety-free treatments. With our sedation dentistry options, we can ensure that you feel completely anxiety-free and totally relaxed for your cosmetic, implant, or restorative procedures.

About Sedation Dentistry

Nancy an actual patient of Dr. Howard said goodbye to dental fears.

Insurance Accepted, Financing Available

Insurance is important to our patients. That is why we’re an in-network provider with Delta Dental, Cigna and Aetna. We additionally file and process benefits on behalf of all insurance companies, as well as offer affordable monthly financing options.

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