Good oral health requires a lot of attention and expertise. Our office provides comprehensive treatment with the best care of your teeth in mind. With routine preventative care, proper home care, and high quality restorative options when necessary, we can help you achieve the best smile possible.
Dr. Howell believes in conservative treatment. Whether it involves fillings, crowns, root canals, veneers, or other procedures, he feels that sound and healthy tooth structure should be preserved as much as possible in all cases.
Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive examination which includes any necessary radiographs followed by an examination of your teeth, gingival tissue, and supporting bone. This information will provide us with the current health of your oral cavity. Once completed, a dental prophylaxsis (cleaning) will be performed. Any conditions that are noted during the exam will be given options to correct them. This treatment plan will be presented along with a cost estimate. Our office is very conservative when treatment planning; several options for treating a condition are sometimes available. We will go over all options to help you decide what the best course for you might be.
Dr. Mike Howell was born and raised in the Johnson County area. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He was accepted into a very competitive, accelerated program at the dental school directly out of high school. Dr. Howell opened his practice in its current location in 2005. His professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Kansas Dental Association, and the Fifth District Dental Society.
In addition to dentistry, Dr Howell enjoys spending time with his wife, Maureen, their children Drew and Anna, and their dog, Patton. He also enjoys fishing, skiing, boating, and just spending free time with family and friends.
Libby is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is very passionate about helping people and finds great satisfaction when she is able to see that motivation has resulted in eagerness for more information in achieving overall better health.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her college sweetheart who is also in the dental field. Her and her husband enjoy spending time with their golden retriever "grace" and traveling!
Debbie joined Dr. Howell’s staff in 2007, with 12 years experience in the dental field. She is the treatment/financial coordinator for the office and can help you with most of your questions regarding dental procedures, insurance and financing. Her caring, friendly manner along with her experience keeps our office run smoothly. When she is not in the office, Debbie enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family and friends. She & her husband Paul have three grown sons and 6 grandchildren.
Cydney is Dr. Howell's assistant. She was born and raised in St.Joseph, Missouri. Cydney has had an interest in teeth and desires of working in the dental field since she had orthodontic treatment in third grade. When she is not working or going to school, Cydney enjoys spending time with her closest friends, family, and Australian shepherd Luna. Cydney's hobbies include volleyball and basketball, being outdoors, going to the lake or beach, and cooking.
Connie is originally from Scottsdale, AZ. She met and married her husband, Jim, while attending Northern Arizona University. After graduating with her dental hygiene degree, she moved to Kansas City where Jim grew up. Connie and Jim have two daughters who also live in the Kansas City area with their husbands. Connie enjoys reading, going on walks, weekends at the lake, but mostly just spending time with her family and friends.
Janet has lived in the Kansas City area all of her life. She attended UMKC Dental School and has worked as a Dental Hygienist ever since graduating. She lives in Stilwell with her husband, Frank. They have 3 married children that all teach in the Blue Valley School District. She has four grand children. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking trips to Mexico and the lake, and doing remodeling projects in their home. She has loved working as a hygienist her entire career and finds it very rewarding.