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Dr. Nelson Y. Howard Provides the Highest Quality of Care for His Patients

One of the most rewarding aspects about being a dentist is the ability to artistically restore a person’s smile. With 33 years in practice, Dr. Howard’s patients are like family. “Being able to care for another person is one of the highest gifts a dentist can be honored with. My love for this profession has allowed me to do this for thousands of patients.”

In today’s ever-demanding world of knowledge and increased consumer awareness, especially in the healthcare field, more and more people are looking for advanced levels of expertise in the individuals they choose to take care of themselves and their family and friends. Person-to-person referral is the best way that Dr. Nelson Y. Howard’s two very distinctive state-of-the-art dental offices have flourished over the last 27 years. Dr. Howard is the owner of the Center for Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. The original center opened in San Marcos 27 years ago and in 2009 expanded with the Rancho Bernardo location. His practice focuses on the Art and Science of Cosmetic, Functional, Implant, and Restorative Dentistry for children and adults.

Dr. Howard has been practicing dentistry since 1986 after graduating from the UCLA School of Dentistry and completed a General Practice Residency at the V.A. Medical Center in West Los Angeles. “There is no better compliment than to have another person in our practices refer someone to our office because of the trust they have in us as well as the precise nature of what we do and the outstanding results we achieve for everyone who seeks the highest level of dental excellence for their own health and well-being.”

Dr. Howard is one of approximately 400 dentists worldwide who has earned the title and distinction of being an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In order to achieve this honor, Dr. Howard has undergone extensive training in the area of cosmetic dentistry and has proven his exceptional level of dentistry in front of the foremost leaders in the field of cosmetic dentistry, who evaluated his dentistry in over 100 different areas in multiple case types of dental care. Dr. Howard was the first dentist in all of North San Diego County to receive this award. No other dentist in all of Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Peñasquitos, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, Mira Mesa, or many of the immediate areas has this distinction. That is just one of the reasons so many people come to his offices for this advanced level of cosmetic dentistry. Many people are demanding this exceptional level of dentistry now more than ever, especially after having been mistreated by someone who claims to have qualifications and skills that cannot be authenticated.

Dr. Howard is an active member of the AACD’s “Give Back a Smile” Program, which assists in rebuilding the smiles and lives of adults who’ve suffered dental injuries from domestic and physical violence, through compassionate cosmetic dental services and support programs at no cost to the patient.

If you are having a dental concern, experiencing an ongoing problem from recently completed dental care, want a second opinion, or would like to become a patient, please call either office that is most convenient for you. For more information please visit



Name of Business: Nelson Y. Howard, DDS, Inc.; Center for Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Owner: Dr. Nelson Y. Howard
Years in Position: 33
Years Since Establishment: 10 in Rancho Bernardo, 27 in San Marcos

Rancho Bernardo Location:
12540 Oaks North Dr., Ste. A3
San Diego, CA 92128

San Marcos Location:
1903 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 110
San Marcos, CA 92078

Description of Business: A world-renowned dental practice known for exceptional, comprehensive dentistry that is dedicated to excellence and the finest quality of care in every aspect of patient treatment.