On behalf of my team of highly trained professionals, I would like to personally welcome you to our website and dental office. We invite you to experience a new kind of dentistry where total quality care is provided with exceptional customer service, caring team members whose goal is your absolute well-being, state-of-the-art techniques designed for your comfort, and in a fun and relaxing environment. We know that your visit with us will be the most rewarding of any dental experience you have ever had. My team and I believe that people should keep their teeth for a lifetime; with a common effort between us, that goal can be achieved.
Please be aware that our ultimate success depends on your commitment to your overall health, both dental and physical. We thank you for the confidence you have placed in us and appreciate the opportunity to assist you in attaining these two important goals.
We believe every patient who comes to our dental office will leave feeling better about himself or herself as a person than when they first came in.
I have always felt that a person's smile is their "Window to the World." It is my personal goal to make the world of each person that enters my dental office a brighter place to be!Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S., A.A.A.C.D.
Dr. Howard has been in dentistry for over 37 years now, and in 1999, he received Accreditation Status from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – making him one of only 490 dentists in the world to ever do so! His experience and education have allowed him to achieve mastery in his field by developing his outstanding skills and committing himself to providing clinical excellence in all of his services. His passion for creating brilliant smiles is well-known throughout Rancho Bernardo.Meet Dr. Howard
“Dr. Howard is awesome! My husband and I have been going to him for over 5 years now! He does fantastic work and is meticulous. Not only that, but he makes your experience as smooth and pain-free as possible! He and his staff are kind and caring and they follow up to make sure that you are satisfied. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
“Wonderful experience! Dr. Howard is a great dentist and I always feel comfortable in his chair. He is always happy to answer any questions you may have. Also, if you're ever nervous about shots, here you don't have to be. I have a huge fear of needles, but with Dr. Howard's great technique, I didn't feel a thing! Highly recommend! ”
“Dr. Howard Nelson has been my family dentist for over 10 years and we are very happy to have had him to take care of all of our dental concerns. You couldn't meet a nicer person who is very sensitive and tuned-in to patient needs and goes above and beyond the call of duty.”
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