Richard L. Howard, DDS
Dr. Richard Howard is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University. During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Howard achieved several distinctions as a member of the National Blue Key, Helvetia, Sphinx and president of the freshman class in 1960. After three years of his pre-dentistry courses, Dr. Howard received early acceptance into the West Virginia University School of Dentistry where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1967. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Howard entered the US Air Force as a captain and was stationed during the Vietnam era at Dover Air Force Base at Dover, Delaware.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Dr. Howard returned to Charleston, WV, where he partnered as an associate with a local dental office. After one year, Dr. Howard set up his own dental practice as Howard Family Dentistry and several years later was joined by his brother thereby founding Howard and Howard Family Dentistry focusing on Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. In addition to practicing in West Virginia, Dr. Howard is also licensed to practice dentistry in the state of Florida.
Dr. Howard’s long-tenured career in the field of dentistry is a commitment to his patients’ well-being with excellent dental and oral health. In addition to many continuing education courses throughout his professional career, Dr. Howard maintains memberships in the Kanawha Valley Dental Association, the West Virginia Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentists (AGD) and founder of the Virginia Street Study Club. He is also a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine, the Legion of Honor, Shrine Jesters, a 32 Degree Mason, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Charleston Symphony, the Charleston Community Music Association, the West Virginia University Woodburn Circle of Honor and the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He is also a member and major supporter of his church, St. George Orthodox Cathedral. In his leisure time, Dr. Howard enjoys golfing, traveling, and administering to various real estate holdings he has acquired over the years.