The Dental Office Encino
Alan Howard, DMD:
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The Dental Office Encino
Alan M. Howard, DMD
Encino, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Chris O. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Recently was looking for a new dental office, as I was looking through yelp reviews I found that this office had a lot of good reviews. I took a chance and went in for a dental and was very pleased with the services from the front desk people, a guy and a girl very nice people who helped me get all my information I needed, to the staff which was very nice to the Dr’s and younger Dr. who seen me and updated me on my teeth and what needed to be done. Also, the dental hygienist who cleaned my teeth did a very great job Overall great experience and very family environment which I would  recommend more people and my family as well as they are looking for new dentist. Great job to the Doctors who are running a great dental office!

Sheryl McDonald (Source: Google)


My first visit was in Fall of 2018. The staff gave me a “Tour”’of the space which I likened to a Private Jet – seriously! The open-space areas for treatment, decor, comfort & ease are just the beginning. The process of their endless variety of treatments is state-of-the-art. They are mindful of jittery patients (like me) & approach the issue with gentleness & compassion.  I typically get my quarterly-cleaning done by Adrineh Krikorian who is gentle & thorough with a professional & caring approach. I also appreciate that she never lets me leave without scheduling my next appointment well in advance!  It is clear to me they (the Dr.Howards) treat their staff AND patients as family. I would (& DO) recommend Dr.Alan Howard’s office to anyone looking for a great dental experience, words NOT typically used by patients putting off dental care! They ROCK!

Steven H. from Oak Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been coming to Dr. Howard for over 20 years.  With his son joining the practice, you now have two options for receiving outstanding care for all your dental needs. I was particularly impressed this morning hearing Yoni chat with the young patients in the cubicle next to mine. His gentle conversation had a soothing way of putting the kids at ease. Combine the doctors with their particularly pleasant assistants and you have a wonderful dental office. Highly recommend this office.

Anonymous from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


Last Friday I needed a dentist in a hurry, and my regular dentist’s office was closed.  I called The Dental Office in Encino and they got me right in to see Dr. Howard.  He did an excellent job!  It was a totally positive experience, and I would definitely recommend them.

Dina Appleby (Source: Google)


i have been with Dr. Howard for the past 20 years. he is a top notch. knowledgeable, sensitive , caring and above all he always thrives to bring the newest technology to his practice. from the moment you enter his office you are greeted with a smile by Christie the office manager. every person who works there gives you all the attention you expect and deserves. highly recommend him. try it, you would never go anywhere else. P.S my son comes from NYC just to be treated by Dr. Howard.

Erika L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son had a bad tooth infection, swollen cheek, and terrible pain. I was looking where to go to fix the problem. Hundreds of doctor’s and offices. But I saw his name, and told my son that we are going there. I had a feeling, we should go there. The doctor Alan did excellent job, and fix the problem.But we had no insurance, so I was worried about how much it will cost for us. And after all, when I asked the girl at front desk, how much we have to pay, she said that the doctor  not going to charge you. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. I still shocked, thinking all day, how could it happen, in this era of money. We are very thankful to the doctor Alan , and all his friendly staff. May God bless you, and all your family.

Brad Y. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience at Dr. Howard’s office.  When entering he has a terrific staff and a beautiful office.  I was very impressed with how Dr. Howard utilized technology and recent seminars to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry to give me the best care.  He had technology in his office that allowed me to get my appointment done for a crown in a single visit that usually takes two.  He also produced for me a toothguard to stop grinding that he manipulated to give me the advantages of both the two leading technologies out there.  It is clear when you visit, Dr. Howard is not about volume of patients, but rather top quality of care.   I highly recommend him.

Yami Portuondo (Source: Google)


I I am very happy with Dr. Alan Howard … i’m a bit kind of sensitive when it comes with my teeth then I’ve only had one Dentist my whole life prior I am 36 years old and that Dr. Howard is very professional very kind very humble the staff is incredible very easy to make an appointment .. His hands are so gentle on them because I hate injections most of that again I’m saying I hate injections and every time he pinches me I can’t feel it .. I am telling you Dr is one of the best Dr since I’ve ever met and never worked with …. highly recommend it to everyone in the valley LA area!

Ehud Ron (Source: Google)


the best dental office, friendly, honest, gentle, high tech, amazing office, great doctors, great staff, My family and friends all go to them they do computer generated dentistry, laser dentistry, they are the best, and my smile proves it. THANK YOU SO MUCH

Casey M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing customer service and pristine facilities. The doctors remember my name every time I walk in the door. Comfortable waiting room, personal big flat screen TVs for each dental chair, and clean bathrooms! I feel like I’m visiting a group of friends every time I stop in for a visit.

Eric H. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


The first thing I noticed walking into The Dental Office was “WOW” this is the cleanest dentist office I’ve ever stepped into!  Hilda and Esmeralda helped me with my new insurance policy and my whole appointment was covered 100%  I felt at ease and comfortable with the friendly staff.  Dr. Howard took the time out to have a conversation with me and explain his services before they started.  Britni was my hygienist and was gentle and safe performing on my teeth.  You can tell that the staff really enjoys working there.  The Office and the parking is a challenge to find from the street but besides that it’s a great place to keep your pearly whites clean and healthy!

Laura T. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dental experience! Walking in the door you are greeted by name; the wait is never more than a minute.  Dr. Alan Howard and Dr. Yoni Howard are both thorough, professional and caring.  They are completely up to date on the latest treatments and equipment making being at the dentist as comfortable and stress free as possible.  The hygienists do a great job and are also top notch.  If you have to g0o to the dentist this is the place to go!

Sammy R. Tarzana, CA (Source: Yelp)


After having such a great experience, I brought my kids here.  They have always been pretty good at the Dentist but generally did not look forward to their check ups.  They had so much fun with Dr. Yonatan Howard!  He showed them fun ways to clean and look at their teeth and made it such an interactive experience.  My kids also loved having their own flat screen tvs to watch while in the office.  And when we were done, they got to go to the “Treasure Chest” and choose any prize they wanted.  In the car going home, they told me they couldn’t wait until their next visit at the Dentist.

Jamie P. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yonaton Howard  performed oral surgery in a number of areas of mouth to remove tori (bone growths) in the floor and roof of my mouth, as well as the exterior portion of my upper and lower jaw on both sides. The results were phenomenal! I wouldn’t have trusted any other dentist with this work and highly recommend him for difficult or uncommon procedures, as well as regular dental care. The 3 hour surgery was painless and the recovery was quick. Most importantly, the surgery was a tremendous success – I can eat anything I want without discomfort, and even my facial appearance is back to normal. I didn’t realize how my jaws were changing shape until I saw myself after Dr. Yonaton Howard surgery!

Katharine N. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Simmons after an accident caused severe damage to my front teeth.  I was extremely apprehensive about treatment, as I had received unpleasant news from other dentists about the treatment process.  However, upon initial consult Dr. Simmons spent two hours with my husband and I reviewing all possible treatment options and long-term outcomes and I KNEW I had found the right dentist for me.After six months and a few pain free surgical procedures I have a perfect smile and my bite is properly placed.  I was fitted for an oral device to prevent nighttime teeth grinding and I sleep without any interruptions.   Each time I refer a friend or colleague to Dr. Simmons I always receive a thank you call and I know they will receive the exceptional care I did my first time visiting his state of the art facility and continue to receive every visit.  Thank you again Dr. Simmons and Tarzana staff.  

Lily H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


My recent visit with Dr. Yonatan Howard was a wonderful experience.  Not only did he explain every step of the treatment (which I really appreciated!) but also, I didn’t feel any discomfort or pain at all.  I felt relaxed and the whole staff was kind and friendly. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Howard to all my friends and family.

Bill S. from Tarzana, CA (Source: Yelp)


the office is beautiful.  the equipment high tech and the newest, the staff wonderful, and the doctors are amazing.  Dr. alan has been my dentist for several years, his son just joined him and what a personality.  Dr. Yonatan started treat my kids, who are 4 and 7 and they love him.  He placed a crown my 7 year old and  he is so proud.   Dr. alan placed veneers on my teeth 5 years ago and i can’t stop smiling…..they made me a different person.

Trish T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a wonderful experience I had at The Dental Office in Encino! I called regarding a dental emergency & Dr. Alan Howard himself spoke to me on the phone AND squeezed me in for a next day visit – the day before a holiday! Who does that??! From the minute I arrived, I was warmly welcomed at reception and felt very comfortable. The office is beautiful with state of the art equipment – not your ordinary, scary dentist’s office! TVs to watch while in the chair and a professional, attentive and friendly staff. Even the x-ray technician was amazing! Dr. Alan Howard is kind and gentle. Although I didn’t have any procedures performed yet, he reassured me and advised me regarding what I need to do for healthier teeth. I am so thankful I found Dr. Alan Howard and this wonderful practice. I know I will be taken care of here and am confident that they are the best of the best. GO to this dentist – you will be happy you did!!

Veronica C. from Sherwood Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dear Friends, or to anyone with a tooth in their mouths. Hear me when I say I was (yes was) so very afraid to go to any dentist after a dental trauma that occurred years ago. After a year of debating with myself, God sent me Dr. Howard (the son). From the 1st phone call with the friendly receptionist, and the in person meeting I truly felt like Dr. Howard really cared, and wanted to help me. The DT’s had a ton of positive vibes which also really helped with any nerves. Everyone I encountered was very informative. Long story short, I have since been back twice in the last 3 weeks and the second time I was relaxed and knew what to expect. I was the biggest baby and now I can behave like an adult when it comes to dental care. In closing, I thank God for Dr. Howard and all the staff. Beautiful office with even more beautiful people. I cant wait till my 3 kids get to meet everyone. Thank you Dr Howard!!!!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient for years. Both doctors are fabulous. They take their time with you, make you feel comfortable, and have a very light touch when they are working on your teeth. I trust both of these doctors and travel from Ventura to see them because, in my opinion, they are the best. The staff is great.

Veronica C. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


I called in the morning after I had an accident that broke off both front teeth. The staff was so caring and understood the urgency so they fit me in that day (within a few hours). Dr. Howard immediately placed composites and shaped and sculpted teeth from me so I didn’t feel pressure about my permanent fix options. He felt that if he talked about options and price while I had teeth missing, I would jump at it because of how desperate I would be to fix what is a pretty important feature of my face (especially being the front teeth). He also didn’t charge me for the composites and just asked that I think about what I really wanted to do. He was very sweet and compassionate. He provided his number if I had concerns and even asked that my Orthodontist cousin give him a call so he can explain the breaks and the cosmetic/treatment options. His friendly staff and himself gave several follow up calls to make sure I was not in any pain. I am happy to have found a new dentist and have been referring them to my clients since.

Kahlil P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Would defiantly recommend to a friend, very highly competent and knowledgable. Every once in a while you find a dentist that cares about what he does and the work he is putting out not the bottom dollar. A dentist who cares go see them.

Irina Krantz (Source: Google)


The best dentist office I’ve been to. Dr. Howard goes out of his way to please his patients! He is so knowledgeable and professional! The staff is very personal and friendly, the office is beautiful! I’ve been coming here for 2 years and I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. The prices are on little higher side, but it’s worth every penny! I had experiences with “cheaper”dentists but in the end I wound up paying 3 times more to redo all the work they did wrong. You get what you pay for!!

Ruxanda Ruxy (Source: Google)


I had a great experience at the Encino Dental office of Mr. Alan Howard. The receptionist and the stuff members are warm and welcoming. In the office the atmosphere is very friendly, made me feel comfortable.Doctor Alan Howard, is an amazing specialist, doctor in his heart and soul. I felt safe in very good hands.

John A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just got a check up, cleaning and filling done and wow!  This is an amazing office.  It is so beautiful and high end with waterfalls and fish tanks, tvs and massagers in the dental chairs. The staff was great. Kristy welcomed me when I came in and was so nice. The cleaning was easy and painless. Dr. Yoni Howard did my exam and showed me a blown up close up picture of my cavity (which I’ve been avoiding for the longest time).  He used a computer to make me a white porcelain tooth in one visit. Just amazing and I didn’t feel a thing.

John S. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Five stars does no justice in relation to the quality of work Dr. Alan Howard performs on a daily basis. All staff were extremely welcoming and ultimately, sufficiently minimized my anxiety. The office is modern, spacious, and overall very comforting. Dr Alan Howard himself is empathetic, welcoming and actually took the time to get to know me outside of my dental concerns. He was clear about my treatment options, swift, and professional. Needless to say I have found my new dentist and look forward to future visits.

Jonathan H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just reviewed my nightguard and I already feel more confident. I’m a heavy night grinder. I recently switched over to Dr Howard since my dentist retired. He and his son are so nice and honest. The staff is very attentive and the hygienist is wonderful. I’ve always had tmj and my old nightguard was worn out. We discussed different kinds of nightguard sand how depending on you issues, a specific type is very important. I never knew that. They really explained things so well and I feel like knowledge is power. I now being my whole family here and we are very happy. We feel like we have a very special relationship with the two doctors and it’s nice to actually want to go to your dentist.

Julie G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used a groupon here  twice and was extremely impressed both times. Great dentists and staff, they actually spend time with you and address your concerns, there is almost no wait time and the dentist does most of the work instead of a hygienist. I will say that the hygienist, Esmeralda, who took my X-rays both times was amazing and this is the only dental office in years that I have been too where the X-rays were painless. Experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Kahlil Peters (Source: Google)


Very knowledgable and experienced staff, Wait time was next to nothing. The doctor took his time to explain what was going to happen with the treatment plan he developed and to answere any questions or concerns I had, very seldom do you see a dentist that cares about helping people and the quality of the work he puts out. The office is state of the art with lots of little perks to help you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend this office.

Bob H. from Hidden Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


The most professional and caring Dentist I have ever encountered in my entire life. Both Dr Yoni and Alan Howard are not only the most knowlegable dentist but take time explaining all the procedures to the patient so that you feel relaxed during the work performed. The work I have had done is nothing less than superior. Most of all,  there work is amazingly painless. The office is beautiful and the entire staff are so friendly and they too are the Best. I cannot say enough of the entire staff, GREAT and would recommend this office to everyone!

Anne L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had my first appointment with these guys, after way too many years of not seeing a dentist due to fear, and I must say that they were the best! The girls at the desk were very nice and kind to me. But my experience with Dr. Yonaton Howard went great. He put me at ease right away, and as promised, he didn’t hurt me in the least while he examined and cleaned my teeth. He explained everything to me simply and honestly, which I appreciated. They even made out a plan for what my immediate needs are and sorted it by priority so that I know exactly what needs to be done first. Overall, one  of the best experiences I ever had at a dentist’s office! They have made me unafraid to go back to the dentist after too many years! If you want a gentle dentist, choose this one! I highly recommend them to anyone.

Brianna E. Reseda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was seen last week as a new patient and i have to say. THEY ARE THE BEST OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they really know how to treat people, from the first phone call to when i walked in  they greeted me by my first  name, gave me a tour of the whole office, and then I met and spoke to the doctor about my concerns in a private room, they needed to take x-rays i was concerned about radiation AND THEY TAKE DIGITAL X-RAYS.The staff and doctors are amazing!! if you need a dentist I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Alan and Yonatan Howard 🙂

A. P. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m giving this place a glowing review because the people working there are really friendly and make you very comfortable, especially if you have any fear of the dentist. There’s a lot to like about this dentist’s office. The office is really nice in a great part of town.  The girls are super sweet and they made the experience far more comfortable.  They’re not just dental assistants, they’re people with a heart, and that matters “especially” when it comes to a dental office. And the doctor – Dr. Yonatan Howard (the younger of the two) – is very caring and took a lot of time to talk to me about my teeth and what kind of work I might need. He explained the science behind the xrays instead of just throwing out fancy terms and moving on. You can tell these people care about their craft, which is a big plus.

Mallory S. from Sherman Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


I will begin with the MOST obvious perk about this AWESOME office and that is Dr. Yonatan Howard…If i need to have my mouth open and listen to drills he is who i want to be looking at…yum..WHAT a HOT dentist!! But in all seriousness this office is the BEST dental office I have ever seen or could ever imagine. It looks like a spa, everything is clean, new and modern from the flat screen TV’s that each chair gets to the lap tops they offer you if you are waiting to be seen. The staff that greets you at the door are amazingly nice, everything is explained to you thoroughly, there are no hidden costs, no funny business. It really is a father and son dentist office, with 2 Dr. Howards who each really just love what they do and make going to the dentist…fun!!!

John H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The physical office:  From the outside (located where Estitica salon used to be) is a bit colorful and goofy, but once you step inside you’ll be blown away.  The waiting room is very comfortable and open, the bathrooms are extremely clean and there are consultation rooms if you want to speak with Dr. Howard or his friendly staff privately.  Every chair has it’s own large flat screen with headphones.   Everything is very sleak and new.  There were digital X-rays with computer screens at each station and an intraoral camera so I could see what he was talking about on the TV.The staff: So friendly and nice.  They knew my friend’s family when I mentioned them.  Everyone just seemed so happy.Dr. Howard: So honest and caring.  We discussed the reason I came in and what I was looking for in dental treatment.  He went over his philosophy and any questions I had.  After the exam we went over the Treatment plan with me.  In a later appointment I needed a crown.  The whole process was painless and he has a machine in the office so the crown was ready that day.  The appointment took less than an hour.  That compares to my last dentist who needed 2 visits to crown a tooth(which had a temporary that broke twice btw).  


When you visit us at The Dental Office of Encino, we focus on giving you first-class treatment. Our team is friendly and caring, as well as skilled and experienced. We have staff members who speak English, Spanish, and Hebrew to accommodate your family’s unique needs. We work hard to provide you with a dental experience that is comfortable and pleasant. Board-certified dentists Dr. Alan Howard and Dr. Yonatan Howard are dedicated to utilizing the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment available to ensure that you have the best dental treatment possible. This includes cone beam 3D imaging, digital x-rays, LANAP laser therapy, CEREC one-visit restorations, and much more at our office. To learn more about how The Dental Office of Encino works to provide you with an exceptional dental experience or to schedule your next visit with Drs. Howard and Howard, we invite you to call or visit our office today. We are eager to give you a reason to smile! Our dentists, Dr. Alan Howard and Dr. Yonatan Howard, are a father-and-son team committed to providing you with the highest level of care possible. Dr. Alan Howard has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and he is excited to work with his son, Dr. Yonatan Howard. Our facility has served Encino, California and our neighbors in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, West Los Angeles, Calabasas, and Beverly Hills since 1991, and we look forward to many more years of providing quality care. Many advances have been made recently in the dental industry. Drs. Howard and Howard strive to stay abreast with all the newest technology and techniques made in the dental industry. Using state-of-the-art equipment allows them to be more efficient and precise. Drs. Howard and Howard are proud to offer the latest dental technology at The Dental Office of Encino to enhance your experience at our practice.