Dr. Howell is a caring and empathetic professional who has a passion for helping others and for creating new smiles. Dr. Howell brings a unique perspective to treating his patients due to his additional education and training as a prosthodontist—a dentist who specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. His advanced understanding is a result of three additional years of training that allow prosthodontists to approach situations with a special vision and perspective completely unique from a general dentist.Dr. Howell grew up in Wyoming as the oldest of five children. Working for his father, an engineer, most of his youth, he gained valuable lessons in precision and discipline while spending summers on construction sites across many states. Dr. Howell did his undergraduate work in Biology and Public Health at Utah State University. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed a Master of Science and Certificate of Specialty in Prosthodontics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
During his three-year prosthodontic residency beyond dental school, Dr. Howell focused on comprehensive oral reconstruction and received extensive training in dental implants. While serving as chief resident, Dr. Howell had the opportunity to teach and mentor other residents and dental students in many different areas of prosthodontics. This helped foster a passion for education, which he enjoys sharing with his patients and other dentists. He continues teaching by lecturing to groups of dentists nationwide on the All-on-4 dental implant technique.
During residency, Dr. Howell was trained in all aspects of dental laboratory work and fabricated his own dentures and partials from start to finish for his patients. This valuable laboratory training was key in helping Dr. Howell to customize each prosthesis in-office and monitor the work that returns from his dental labs. This unique level of experience and attention to detail is key to providing the level of excellence that his patients deserve.
Dr. Farley is a board certified prosthodontist with a passion for all things digital. He completed both dental school and his prosthodontic residency at The Ohio State University.While in residency, he created whatimplantisthat.com, a free online resource for radiographic implant identification. This passion for dental information led him to co-found Infodontics, LLC, a company committed to put dental information right at people’s fingertips through innovative, useful, and free online resources. Also in residency, he completed his masters thesis by comparing the accuracy of CAD/CAM surgical guides to traditional guides. Over the years, he has had experience with five different implant planning programs.
Back in his undergrad, he learned 3D modeling and animation, something that started him down this road that recently intersected with dentistry. With experience in various 3D modeling programs, he has taken to Meshmixer and Blue Sky Plan like a duck to water, and is thrilled to help others learn to use both programs to achieve some fantastic results.
He has lectured nationally and internationally on immediate interim hybrids, implant complications, guided implant surgery, implant identification, and digital dentistry. He is married to an amazing woman and has three kids, with whom he enjoys hiking, biking, and building Legos.