Meet Dr. Alan Howard
With over 30 years of experience in the dental field, board-certified dentist Dr. Alan M. Howard has the skill and knowledge to improve the health and appearance of his patients' smiles. Dr. Howard is pleased to work alongside his son, Dr. Yonatan Howard, at The Dental Office Encino to provide preventive, general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments to their patients in southern California. With training from The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and continuing education from Spear Advanced Dental Education and other professional organizations, Dr. Howard is skilled in the most advanced techniques and dental technologies. He truly loves his profession and enjoys working every day because he can help those who are in need.
Specialties and Skills
Dr. Alan Howard has spent many years expanding his skills in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. With mentors like Dr. Ron Goldstein and Dr. Ron Feinman, who are considered the founders of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Howard is skilled at improving his patients' teeth with custom veneers or a full smile makeover. He is also experienced in minimally invasive gum (periodontal) treatments using laser technology. Understanding the importance of a good night's sleep in a patient's overall health, Dr. Howard has spent time learning about sleep dentistry. He offers custom treatments for sleep apnea, snoring, as well as care for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Education and Training
Dr. Howard attended Hadassah Medical School at The Hebrew University for both his undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.). This is also where he performed his internship and medical residency. Dr. Howard is a dedicated student of dentistry, continuing his education through courses, seminars, and conferences on a monthly basis. This allows him to stay up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technology, which means more efficient treatments for his patients.
To improve his knowledge and techniques, Dr. Howard is an active member of many professional memberships including the American Dental Association (ADA), Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, and Faculty Club with Spear Advanced Dental Education. He also maintains certification by the Dental Board of California.
Dr. Howard has two great kids. His son, Yonatan, practices dentistry with him and they love working together. His daughter Dana earned a PhD in philosophy from Brown University before becoming a professor at Ohio State University. Dr. Howard’s hobbies include tennis, traveling, and Israel advocacy.