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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Office location:
102 Western Ave
Suffolk, VA
Phone: (757) 539-7695

5837 Harbour View Blvd.
Suffolk, Virginia
Phone: (757) 686-3636

Hours of Operation




We offer appointments on one Saturday per month. Our Saturday hours are 8am-4pm.


Welcome to our Website - RL Howell DDS & Associates, PC

We are a general dentistry practice that has served Suffolk and the wider community since 1959. We believe that oral health is a vital part of a person's general well-being. Our mission is to treat each patient in a kind, comfortable, and compassionate way; to provide the highest quality dental care; and to restore each patient to optimal oral health. Our aim is to treat you like we would treat our family from the moment you walk in the door and throughout the course of your treatment.

Our state-of-the-art office, equipped with your comfort and safety in mind, features digital X-rays, air abrasion micro-dentistry, laser technology, and CEREC ® 3D chairside labs. By combining advanced dental technology with exceptional clinical expertise, we ensure that your dental experience is always positive and rewarding.

Any Questions? Please feel free to contact us today at our office in Downtown Suffolk  (757) 539-7695 or at our office in Harbour View (757) 686-3636.

Patient Education

  • Brushing & Flossing
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Full/Partial Dentures
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Composite Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Wisdom Teeth

Come visit our dental office, we are always happy to welcome NEW patients! At our dental office, we use advanced technology to provide you and your family with the best dental care and at your convenience.   We are proud to offer a large variety of general and cosmetic dental treatments that are sure to meet your every need.  In addition, we strive to provide comprehensive care to your entire family

Part of RL Howell DDS & Associates, PC's commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. We believe in educating you so that you are confident in making your own decisions and to ensure that you can be an advocate for your own oral health care.

We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more. Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to giving you the dental service you deserve!

Ralph Howell DDS
Dr. Ralph Howell graduated from the College of William and Mary, and from the Medical College of Virginia with honors.  He joined his father, Dr. Leroy Howell, in 1989 to practice dentistry in Suffolk, Virginia. Since then, Dr. Ralph Howell has continued to study new developments in the dental field and has become a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Leroy Howell DDS
Dr. Leroy Howell graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1955. He then served a year as an oral surgery intern prior to joining the United States Army Dental Corps. After serving active duty in the army and the reserves, Dr. Howell began practicing dentistry in the Suffolk community and has been providing exceptional dental care ever since.