Name of Practice:
DMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Why He Was Nominated:
Dr. Howard is a board-certified endodontist, a distinction fewer than 10 percent of endodontists achieve, and in just five years has built his practice from scratch to two locations, two doctors and a dozen employees. He has been published in many peer-reviewed digests, including the Journal of Endodontics, and volunteers his time to teach fourth-year dental students and general-practice residents at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in Atlanta. He has also made mission trips to Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico and Honduras.
Why He Became a Dentist:
Dr. Howard delights in relieving patients’ pain and helping them resume the most basic daily activities—eating, sleeping, talking—free of discomfort.
“Stay humble, continue to be a lifelong learner, realize that you’re only as good as the team around you—front team and assistants alike—and that God has given you a special gift of dental abilities, so use them to your best.”