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Dr. Howard

Welcome to Nelson Y. Howard, D.D.S.

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.

Whether you’re overdue for your six-month checkup, you want to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants , or you want to enhance your smile with veneers , we believe every patient who comes to our dental office in your area 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 near Escondido a brighter place to be!

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Meet Rancho Bernardo's Accredited AACD Dentist

Meet Dr. Howard

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 – from cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea treatment . His passion for creating brilliant smiles is well-known throughout Rancho Bernardo.

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Your Home for Comprehensive Dentistry

Reviews from Our Patients

Changing Lives with Quality Dentistry

“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.”

Lisa B.

“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! ”

Mary K.

“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.”

Irene M.


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Full Menu of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Services

Your Dream

As time goes on, your teeth may grow weaker and lose their luster. If you want to keep your smile beautiful and strong, you’ll need a dentist who can address all kinds of complex dental situations, including those where you have lost a significant amount of natural dental structure. Do you need dental implants to replace missing teeth, or are you simply looking to enhance the teeth you still have? Dr. Howard and the rest of our team in your area are here to take care of all of your needs.

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Sedation Dentistry

Overcoming Your
Dental Fear

Over three-quarters of Americans are afraid of the dentist to some degree. Some only feel a little anxiety while others suffer from serious phobias that could discourage them from making much-needed appointments. We can use sedation dentistry to help you stay calm and relaxed during any kind of procedure, so you can put your worries behind you while we take care of your dental concerns and fears.

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Making Dentistry Affordable

Dental Insurance
& Financing Options

We accept a number of dental insurance plans and are currently in-network with several major PPOs, including Delta Dental Premier, Cigna, and Aetna. Alternatively, we can offer monthly financing options that break the cost of your care up into monthly installments with little to no interest. So, whether you need preventive dentistry or emergency dentistry , we can help make the cost more affordable!

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Finding Our Nearby Dental Offices

Dr. Howard and the rest of our dedicated dental team in your area are proud to serve you at our Rancho Bernardo Office as well as our San Marcos office. That way, we can welcome patients from all over the area, including patients looking for a dentist near Mira Mesa or a dental office near Poway! If you’d like detailed instructions on how to find us, you can click on the map below or give us a call.

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