Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.


We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence.


Implants will help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted.


I downsized and moved to Northern Suffolk. Based on my friend’s recommendation I made an appointment with their office. This turned out better than I ever expected. Professional and state of the art office. I couldn’t have written a better experience. Thank you and your staff for making me feel at home.

Jonathan K.S.
Jonathan K.S.

I am beginning my journey in Dental Hygiene and chose Howell Dentistry to conduct my mandatory training in shadowing certified dental hygienists…they have all been very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend going here, patient or student.

Kayleigh M.
Kayleigh M.

The people that work here are so accommodating and they really make you feel relaxed and at home. I had been having issues getting a good quality xray and they had me in and out and all my stresses were gone. They are so personable and professional. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist office for everyone.

Sam B.
Sam B.

My family and I (all 5 of us) have only experienced the best friendly, accommodating, and professional dentistry at Drs. Leroy and Ralph Howell’s practice through over 20 years of being their patients. We drive to their office in Suffolk from NC and it is well worth it.

Ronnie S.
Ronnie S.

Amazing people, I have been going to Howell DDS for 30 plus years. Always greeted with a smile and the absolute best service. From routine cleanings and check ups to it’s an emergency I broke or chipped a tooth. Look no further for the best in Hampton Roads!

Carroll W.
Carroll W.

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    A preventive cleaning program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.


    Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function.


    When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.


    Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside the teeth and relates to the tooth pulp, tissues, nerves and arterioles.


    A healthy smile is important at all ages and primary or baby teeth require the same care as permanent teeth. The American Dental Association recommends establishing a dental home within the first year or six months after your child’s first tooth.

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Oral Surgery can range from minor surgeries to more complex procedures. Routine minor surgeries include tooth extraction, bone grafting, and implant services. The more complex surgeries often involve referral to our skilled specialists in the area.

Serving Suffolk and the wider community since 1959 with the highest quality dental care

Welcome to Howell Dentistry

Serving Suffolk and the wider community since 1959, we pride ourselves in treating each patient in a kind, comfortable, and compassionate way. Our aim is to provide the highest quality dental care and to restore each patient to optimal oral health; it is our belief that oral health is vital to a person’s general well-being.

We are always happy to welcome new patients of all ages into our practice. Our promise is to treat you as we would treat our family from the moment you walk in the door and throughout the course of treatment.

We use advanced technology to provide you and your family with the best dental care and at your convenience. Both of our locations are equipped with your comfort and safety in mind, featuring digital x-rays, air abrasion micro-dentistry, laser technology, and CEREC ® chairside labs. We ensure that your dental experience is always positive and rewarding by combining patient education, advanced dental technology, and exceptional clinical expertise.

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