On behalf of my team of highly trained professionals, I would like to personally welcome you to our website and dental office. 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 dental office 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!Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S., A.A.A.C.D.
Dr. Howard is one of only 466 dentists in the world to achieve Accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which demonstrates his commitment to clinical excellence, outstanding skill, and lifelong passion for crafting esthetic smile improvements. With over 34 years of experience in dentistry so far and thousands of hours of continuing education completed, his mastery of this field is well-known by fellow dentists and patients from all over San Marcos and beyond.Meet Dr. Howard
“Best dentist and staff I have ever visited!! I recommend everyone come to a professional place like this. The staff cares and are amazing, and Dr. Howard is amazing at his craft. I wish all dentists were like this.”
“Our family have been patients with Dr. Howard for 8 years. His dentistry has always been professional, courteous and caring. When in time of immediate need, Dr.. Howard has been available after hours as needed. His talent is unquestioned and results are always 10+.”
“Dr. Howard is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable dentist -- but he is more than a dentist. He's an artist. He changed my ugly smile to my best feature. It was one of the smartest things I've ever done for myself. Do it for yourself -- you will be happy you did.”
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Over time, your teeth may need professional support to maintain the strong, confident appearance you deserve. Thankfully, Dr. Howard is more than capable of addressing even complex dental concerns, like the loss of natural dental structure. Whether you’re interested in rebuilding a complete smile with state-of-the-art dental implants or enhancing your appearance in beautifully seamless ways with cosmetic dentistry, our team is ready to assist you – and exceed all of your expectations too!Explore Our Cosmetic Services Learn More About Dental Implants
Did you know that more than 75% of Americans struggle with dental fears? Ranging from mild anxiety to severe phobias, these feelings can prevent patients from scheduling much-needed care. That’s why our team offers sedation dentistry as a safe and effective way to genuinely relax in the treatment chair, even during extensive procedures.Learn More About Sedation Dentistry
Our office is in-network with several major PPO’s like Delta Dental Premier, Cigna, and Aetna. For additional ease, affordable monthly financing options are available to split up the cost of larger treatment plans with little to no interest attached.Explore Your Financial Options