Joan Howanitz, DDS, MS Periodontist
Dr. Howanitz is a board-certified periodontist who has been helping smile since 2004. She wants every visit to be a good one and offers the latest advancements in patient care, treatment options, and dental technology.
Dr. Howanitz and her team provide a professional, caring environment for their patients. Each team member is highly-trained and knowledgeable and happy to assist in any way. As a periodontist, Dr. Howanitz focuses on individual dental implant placement, implant-supported dentures, implant-supported bridges, and a variety of treatments designed to manage periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults; proper diagnosis and treatment can save the teeth.
Dr. Howanitz completed her undergraduate degree at University of Southern California in 2001. She attended Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery to receive her dental degree and her post-doctorate Master of Science in Periodontics degree in 2004. She served as an associate faculty member at the school until 2006. She has also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry from 2006 to 2010.
Dr. Howanitz is a Diplomate with the American Board of Periodontology and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Maimonides Dental Society, and Greater Washington Academy of Women Dentists. When she’s not fixing smiles, Dr. Howanitz enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Khalid Choudhary, and their two children.