Born in Richmond while Dr. Ralph Howell was attending the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Dani Howell was raised in Suffolk. Despite spending an overwhelming amount of her childhood in the office, Dr. Howell had little interest following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps by becoming a dentist.
Dr. Howell studied Political Science and Business Administration at Elon University. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010, Dr. Howell discovered her love for dentistry while volunteering at a Mission of Mercy Project. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Sciences in 2011. Following a few years spent managing the business aspect of the practice, Dr. Howell left to pursue dental school.
Dr. Dani Howell received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2017 from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Although if Dr. Ralph Howell or Dr. Leroy Howell ask, she graduated from MCV (as the school was named when they attended)!
Throughout dental school, Dr. Howell was a leader and active advocate for organized dentistry. She served on the VCU SOD’s Student Government Council Executive Committee for two years, as well as, on the Cabinet for District 4 of the American Student Dental Association. During all four years of school, Dr. Howell was the student member of the Virginia Dental Association’s Council on Government Affairs; where she continues to serve today as a Member Dentist.
Dr. Howell was published by the American Student Dental Association in October 2014 and November 2015. Where her article “Could craniofacial surgery in utero be the future of cleft lip and palate repair?” was nominated for a Gold Crown Award.
Dr. Dani Howell is thrilled to become the third generation Howell Dentist and looks forward to continuing the family tradition and providing exceptional dental care!
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
- Tidewater Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Psi Omega Fraternity
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- Portsmouth-Suffolk Dental Study Club
- Seaboard Dental Study Club
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists