Family. Friendly. Dental.
story by Emily Burgess photos by Susan DeLoach
Howard Family Dental has been serving Coastal Georgia and South Carolina for all dental needs for close to 40 years. Today, the practice has grown to two specialty practices and 11 general practices, including a Beaufort location that has been serving our community since December 2015.
“Family. Friendly. Dental,” are the priorities that Howard Family Dental focuses on to ensure the best dental experience for the whole family. They genuinely value relationships with their patients and guarantee you will feel apart of the family. The team of doctors and hygienists at the Beaufort office truly care about making each appointment exceptional for the patient. They personalize each patient’s appointment and treatment plan to help every patient achieve their oral health goals and ensure they develop and maintain healthy good oral health.
The mouth is the gateway to the body’s overall health. While maintaining good oral health care is good for obvious reasons, such as preventing bad breath, tooth decay and infection, it is also imperative to help reduce the risk of serious health complications, such as heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.
The Howard Family Dental dentists are extremely skilled and dedicated to every patient’s dental health and well-being. Two dentists, Dr. Isaac Hankla and Dr. Ian Barnard, who started with the practice at the end of February, serve the Beaufort location.
Dr. Isaac Hankla completed his undergraduate studies at Transylvania University where he studied Biology before graduating from the University of Kentucky, School of Dentistry.
Dr. Ian Barnard is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a double minor in international studies and biological studies. He then graduated from Indiana University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Barnard completed a one-year dental residency program aimed at treating medically compromised patients and became certified to perform IV sedation. This will enable the practice to expand services and offer IV sedation to patients later this year.
Howard Family Dental sees patients of all ages and offers general dentistry including dental implants, crowns and bridges, fillings, root canals, oral surgery and more. Additionally, they offer cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and teeth whitening. A majority of patients seen are seeking routine care, but the practice also sees many who are seeking emergency treatment due to pain.
The practice offers the Howard Family Dental Discount Plan that is designed to provide affordability and greater access to quality dental care. Patients receive immediate, hassle-free and convenient eligibility. The Dental Discount Plan offers a range of discounts for dental services, with annual enrollment fees starting at just $247.00 for a single plan. The office accepts CareCredit to help patients finance their dental treatment. PPO insurances, along with Tricare and Meritain Health are also accepted.
Howard Family Dental is also dedicated to serving the local community outside their office walls. They have proudly established the Howard Family Dental Foundation to fund programs that support the education and health care of youth in the community and around the world. Additionally, the Foundation supports their own team members and their families in times of crisis and educational endeavors.
Howard Family Dental Beaufort believes everyone deserves to have a healthy, confident smile and their goal is to educate every patient that walks through their door to help them reach their optimal oral health. The office is conveniently located on Robert Smalls Parkway in the Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center just 10 miles from Parris Island. Call their office or visit their website to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.