Meet Dr. Yonatan Howard
Dr. Yonatan Howard is a board-certified dentist who is pleased to treat patients from Encino and surrounding areas like Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Los Angeles, Calabasas, and Beverly Hills. Working alongside his father, Dr. Alan M. Howard, Dr. Yonatan Howard focuses on giving each patient a great experience when they visit The Dental Office Encino. Dr. Howard continues to learn about modern dental technology and techniques, such as CEREC same-day restoration and guided implant surgery, so he can offer the best treatment for his patients in less time. Outside the office, Dr. Howard enjoys spending time with his wife and their children.
Specialties and Skills
Dr. Yonatan Howard is dedicated to providing his patients with a stress-free dental experience, so they can feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit to The Dental Office Encino. This is why he continues to learn about the latest dental techniques and technologies like CEREC same-day restorations (crowns, inlays, onlays), 3D imaging for planning dental implant surgery, and laser periodontal surgery for gum disease. Dr. Howard is a certified provider of Invisalign for cosmetic teeth straightening using clear, removable dental trays.
Education and Training
Dr. Yonatan Howard earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is committed to expanding his experience in the field and continues his education in dentistry on a daily basis. He has completed a number of advanced training courses, including guided implant surgery, bone grafting, and 3D dental printing. Dr. Howard is certified in Invisalign and oral-conscious sedation, and he participates with Spears Education.
Dr. Yonatan Howard is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society. Dr. Howard also maintains certification by the Dental Board of California.
"I had my first appointment yesterday and everyone was so nice and helpful! Yesterday was the first time I actually felt hopeful about having a great smile in the future. Dr Yonatan explained what needed to be done and my options.He actually has a plan for helping me. I didn’t feel like my appointment was being rushed. I felt calm and relaxed! I look forward to getting started"
"I have literally been to 8 different Dentists in Los Angeles. There has always been something off that made me move on. I finally found Dr. Alan Howard and his son, Dr. Yonatan Howard at The Dental Office Encino and I am happy to say that I am done searching! Dr. Alan Howard is a legend in dentistry and was very helpful and patient with me when I originally met with him about a possible LANAP procedure. He put me at ease and informed me that I wasn’t yet a candidate for the procedure. Instead of trying to sell me on something I didn’t really need, he was honest and suggested an alternative approach. His son, Dr. Yonatan is my regular Dentist now. Don’t let his youthful appearance fool you. He really knows his craft and the technology they use is truly cutting edge. I had several Onlays performed there by Dr. Yonatan and it is amazing how they fabricate the new tooth on site. I have had the Onlays for over a year and they feel stronger than a regular tooth with no sensitivity. I highly recommend an Onlay as it keeps more of the original tooth in tact opposed to a traditional crown. Most dentists don’t do Onlays because the equipment is highly specialized but The Dental office Encino does. My Hygienist Claudia is also highly recommended, very gentle and professional. The office is extremely clean and modern with a spa like environment. The staff is courteous and friendly. There is off street parking for the patients and they send you gentle reminders in advance so I never miss an appointment. I never thought I would say this but I actually look forward to going to the dentist now!"
"First time patient here! The moment I walked through the front doors, I felt like I was in an alternate reality. Literally 5 different employees greeted me one right after the other. I have never felt more welcome anywhere in my life. "What IS this place?" I thought to myself. I sat in the waiting area next to the fish tank and enjoyed watching the fish swim around while I waited. A few moments later, I was brought back into the back of the office and to the chair where my cleaning would take place. Rachel took amazing care of me! She noted that they had Netflix and Hulu if I wanted to watch anything during my cleaning and mentioned that the chair had a massage feature if I wanted to use it. Wait, was I at the dentist or the Ritz Carlton? Whaaa? The office was so clean and organized I was overall just so impressed. Each dental patient is in their own area, but the areas are not walled off. So it’s private enough, but you might hear someone else talking to the dentist about a hole in their mouth (true story). I cannot sing Rachel’s praises enough. She explained everything SO thoroughly and really took her time during my cleaning. I thought it was really cool that they include an oral cancer screening during the exam, I had never had that done before! After my cleaning, I was able to meet Dr. Howard and Yoni (also Dr. Howard), the father and son that run the business. They are SO nice and attentive. They were fantastic with breaking down everything on my xrays and explaining what was going on in terms I could understand. I even went home with a little goodie bag that included a cute branded chapstick. After the appointment, one of the receptionists walked me through my bill/estimates for future appointments in this fancy private conference room. I’m telling you, I almost felt like I was at a spa. I’m coming back for sure!"
"I’ve been good to Drs. Alan and Yoni Howard for years. I have no hesitation in recommending my family and friends to go to them because of their skill and use of the most up-to-date dental equipment. The dental hygienists and entire staff are also all first rate."
"Both Dr. Howards are great. All of the staff go out of their way to take care of you. They have thenewest technomogy. Brittany, one of the hygienists, is the best. She is thorough and gentle. Very pleasant environment. I feel well cared for when I visit."