Our Philosophy Of Practice


We understand that choosing a new dentist and a dental health team can be a challenge, leaving you with some uncertain feelings.  We are writing this as a form of welcoming you, and to share more specifically our beliefs about what we do for the people we serve.  Briefly stated our philosophy is this…

Our desire is to help the people we serve achieve a higher level of self-esteem and well-being by enhancing the appearance, comfort and function of their teeth.  We provide dental care of the highest quality each patient can accept that is consistent with their dental needs and value for oral health.

Our goal is to help you become as healthy as you choose.  This is a major and radical departure from the way we were trained.  Instead of telling you how healthy you should be, we will help you understand your choices of dental health and then let you make an informed choice.

The goal is to help you keep all of your teeth for the rest of your life in maximum health, comfort, function, and esthetics at a minimum of stress and expense to you.  We are committed to you as our patient as a person of great value and importance.  You physical, mental, and emotional health will always be the object  of our prime concern.

In our practice., we consider it far better to prevent dental diseases than to treat the after they occur.   A workable preventive program must always begin with accurate analysis and diagnosis. The success of our efforts is assured through proper examination and through goal setting to achieve an effective MASTER PLAN.

Our pledge to you is accurately expressed in these carefully chosen words: QUALITY and EXCELLENCE.  We look upon you as a unique person of infinite work to those who love and need you.  Through our care and concern, we will reaffirm that worth.

– Kent Howard D.M.D.