• Our Partners

    Dr. Matthew Howell


    South Carolina

    Dr. Matthew Howell graduated with honors from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry expecting to join the medical field.

    It wasn’t until he began shadowing local dental professionals that his passion for dentistry was sparked. He realized dentistry would allow him to work with his hands, work within a team environment, and interact with all different types of people. Dr. Howell received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Believing that continuing education is essential to excellent patient care, he continually seeks out the best and most current continuing education courses ensuring his patients are always given the most current treatment options available.

    Along with Dr. Howell’s extensive dental training, he has a passion for photography which has given him a unique eye for approaching smile design and dental esthetics. Being a CEREC doctor lets him digitally design and create beautiful same day ceramic/porcelain dental restorations using the most advanced CAD/CAM technology. While he understands most people do not like coming to the dentist, he takes pride in providing gentle, consistent care with caring attention to every patient.

    When he’s not learning and mastering the practice of dentistry, Dr. Howell enjoys spending time outdoors running, camping, hiking, and capturing beautiful sunrises and sunsets with his friends, family, and camera.

    Dr. Sam Kleitches: Sam J. Kleitches DDS | Charlotte, NC
    I’ve been practicing since ‘89, and my top priority has always been the care of my patients. The Guardian partnership allows me to focus on my patient care, maintain the highest standards of dentistry, and do the work that I love without the stresses that come with running a business.– Dr. Kleitches
    Dr. Jake Moon: Savannah Dental Care| Aubrey, TX.
    I can keep doing what I’m doing while working toward partnership.– Dr. Jake Moon
    Dr. Yu: Carp Dental | Philadelphia, PA
    Guardian is different. They recognize potential and award partnership benefits right away.– Dr. Yu
    Drs. Hisham Barakat, Sanae Berrada, Uzma Ansari | Virginia
    Our initial and continued partnership with GDP has exceeded our expectations. We used to dream about the success we’re having as a group now. This has truly been a transformational experience in so many ways for everyone on our team.– Hisham Barakat
    Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, Thayer Bouali, and Richard Dunning: Fresh Dental | Charlotte Metro
    We’ve always had a clear vision of what our Fresh Dental brand could become. Guardian has helped us focus on bringing that vision to life. We’ll be building new practices, adding great partner practices to our team across our region, and continuing to grow our legacy business. We’re so excited for what’s to come.– Dr. Joti Johal