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

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


Our Family Keeping Your Family Smiling

RL Howell DDS & Associates is a private general dentistry practice that has served the greater Suffolk community since 1959.  Dr. Leroy Howell began practicing in the current location at 102 Western Avenue in 1968.  His son, Dr. Ralph Howell, joined the practice in 1989, forming a partnership with his father.  In 2017, another dentist was added to the family with Dr. Dani Howell becoming the third generation Howell to serve Suffolk.  Dr. Melissa Kovacevic joined the practice in August 2020 completing the Howell Dentistry team. 

As the practice expanded, the Howells brought in additional dentists to help serve the greater Suffolk community. Dr. Ralph Howell saw a need in the patient population to expand the practice beyond downtown Suffolk.  In 2007, the second location, Harbour View Dental Center, opened in the Harbour View section of Suffolk. 

At both locations, we utilize advanced dental technology, provide exceptional comprehensive general dentistry services, and treat our patients like family.