Meet Our Dentist - Livermore, CA

Meet Dr. Howes

Over 30 Years of Experience

Meet Our Dentist - Livermore, CA

Richard D. HowesDDS

Dr. Howes has dedicated his life to high quality, technologically advanced dental services and treating his patients with respect and individual care. This dedication coupled with a commitment to his hometown of Livermore, where he has been a resident since 1985, prompted him to move his practice from Fremont where he had practiced for over 20 years to establish a unique type of dental practice. This practice has allowed Dr. Howes to provide his patients with a blend of services that no other practice offers.

Dr. Howes graduated from University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco in 1983 and since then has completed hundreds of hours of advanced education. These include completion of a mastership in Occlusion and Neuromuscular dentistry as well as the comprehensive aesthetic reconstruction courses from the world renowned, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Closer to home, he has completed courses with the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco, which dealt with posterior reconstruction and advanced courses in periodontal surgery completed at the University of the Pacific Dental School.

Dr. Howes has been an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Howes graduated from the Masters Program at the prestigious California Implant Institute in San Diego and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition Dr. Howes is one of only a handful of dentists certified in use two different wavelengths of dental lasers. In 2001, he was invited by Biolase Corporation, an industry leader in dental laser technology, to travel to Melbourne, Australia, to educated dental professionals about the use of laser technology, when this technology was introduced to Australia in 2001.

Dr. Howes and his wife Jo have three children all of whom graduated from Granada High School. The oldest son served in the United States Marine Corps and was sent on three tours of duty to Iraq. Dr. Howes is also an avid Boise State Bronco fan as he graduated from Boise State University in 1979.

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