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At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Nelson Y. Howard is a highly trained and experienced dentist who can renew, restore, and repair your oral health—and your smile! We welcome all new patients to our two convenient locations: San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo.

At your first appointment, our team will meet with you at length and discuss your reasons for visiting our dental practices. Dr. Howard will:

Comprehensive and comfortable care awaits you at the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.

New Patient Forms

No matter which of our convenient locations you choose, either in Rancho Bernardo or San Marcos, you can download, print, and fill out your new patient paperwork before your arrival.

San Marcos Patient Forms

Rancho Bernardo Patient Forms

Your Comfort is Our Priority

Your comfort is our ultimate priority at both of our full-service cosmetic and implant dental practices. When you come to our Rancho Bernardo or San Marcos locations, we ensure your relaxation with our exclusive comfort amenities:

Progressive Dentistry

The Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry believes in progressive, modern dental techniques and products. Dr. Howard uses lasers for soft tissue, periodontal, canker sore, and cold sore treatments. Patients who make appointments at our San Marcos or Rancho Bernardo dental practices can opt for reminders sent via text and email.

Technology keeps us on the cutting edge of dentistry. We use digital X-rays, digital photography, and intraoral cameras to ensure you receive a state-of-the-art diagnosis. We also use infection measures following the guidelines of several federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These protocols include:

Payment Options & Financial Responsibility

At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the dental care you require and deserve. We are excited you have given us the opportunity to help you achieve your dental goals and optimum dental health. To help us better serve you please take a moment to learn more about our financial options and office policies. If you have any additional questions please contact our office.

The Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry accepts several payment options:

We accept most dental health insurance plans at both of our locations in Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos. We will file claims on your behalf. We ask that you be prepared to pay your co-pay and/or deductible at time of services rendered. Your insurance can be a big help in getting the care you need and we will help to assure that you receive the maximum benefits possible. However, the contract between your employer and the insurance company will not affect your responsibility for full payment of any fees. If your insurance doesn’t pay what we expect, then you are responsible for any balance.

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Dr. Nelson Y. Howard provides quality cosmetic and implant dental care for patients in San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo. Call us now and schedule your appointment!