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Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S.

Some call it pampering, but Dr. Nelson Y. Howard likes to pay close attention to the small details. He likes to explain what he is doing and why he's selected a certain treatment method. That way, his patients are always at ease knowing they're in caring hands. At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we provide exceptional customer service in a relaxing environment for every patient who visits our offices in Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos.

Dr. Howard graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and completed a one year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Medical Center in West Los Angeles in 1987. Dr. Howard's advanced training in Cosmetic, Functional, Implant, and Restorative dentistry gives his patients an added advantage in knowing their dental care will be of the highest standard possible and customized for their personal needs. Ever-mindful of individual concerns, he always uses total comfort treatment techniques. At our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo dental practices, all our patients benefit from Dr. Howard's peak performance and experience special results at every level of treatment.

When Dr. Howard began private practice in Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos, he knew that inferior dental care breaks down and leads to potential problems and added patient expense. Dr. Howard believes that quality speaks for itself, so since his dental school days and continuing through the present, he has always provided the highest quality of dentistry to all his patients and never compromised his treatment. His entire well-trained team is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care!

Dr. Howard's meticulous nature, his standards of excellence, and his focus on perfection are clearly visible in the results he continually achieves. As Dr. Howard always says, “I wouldn't put anything in or do something in someone else's mouth I wouldn't want to have done in my own mouth first!”

The Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is the only dental office in all of North San Diego County that truly excels at cosmetic dentistry! Dr. Howard has 30+ years of experience as a cosmetic and implant dentist, and provides state-of-the-services designed to give you a brighter and more beautiful smile. At our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo dental practices, we offer:

Dr. Howard and his team at the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry want you to smile! We offer preventive dentistry, which can re-invigorate your oral health with periodontal therapy and tooth-colored fillings. We can improve your smile and your confidence with cosmetic options such as teeth whitening, perfectly matched to each tooth composite fillings, and two-visit porcelain crowns and veneers. In San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo,

Dr. Howard can replace your missing teeth with dental implants. Implants replace the foundation of your teeth, the root of the tooth. When restored and finalized with a natural-looking porcelain crown or bridge, an implant-retained denture, or implant-retained partial denture, you will have a beautiful, whole smile!

In Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos, California, Dr. Nelson Y. Howard serves patients seeking to replace missing teeth, restore broken or impaired teeth, and brighten dull-looking smiles. Contact us today at the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.