Dr. Christopher Howard, DDS

Dr. Christopher Howard, DDS

Oral Surgery  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Howard, DDS is an oral surgery practitioner in Indianapolis, IN. He practices oral surgery and dentistry.Read his story

Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of Indiana

6443 W 10th St Ste 101

Indianapolis, IN 46214
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Howard's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Howard "Hello! I am Dr. Christopher Howard, oral surgeon at Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of Indiana. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, my undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees were conferred by the University of Illinois. I obtained my specialty training at Howard University in Washington D.C. After residency, I practiced oral surgery for over ten years in Chicago. Fate would have it that I met and married a Hoosier. My wife Norrisa is a physician, and she practices internal medicine on the north side of Indianapolis. After our marriage, I relocated to Indianapolis, and assumed the practice previously held by Dr. Robert Edesess. We have a beautiful little girl named Catherine. I enjoy practicing all phases of oral and maxillofacial surgery including: anesthesia/sedation; treatment of infection; surgical extractions; and diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology. I especially enjoy working with dental implants. I am an advocate of utilizing the most accurate diagnostic methods for treatment planning implants with the restorative dentist and lab in a team setting. No matter what the need, my goal is to provide excellent care for my patients. When not working, I enjoy many hobbies and interests including scuba diving, movies, computers, and photography. I have made use of the photography by displaying some of my favorites in the office. Stop in and take a look!"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howard We offer exceptional care in a range of oral & maxillofacial surgery, with expertise in: dental implants, bone augmentation (grafting), wisdom teeth extraction, oral pathology, treatment of facial trauma, and sedation. Our team is dedicated to serving the Greater Indianapolis Area in a modern, comfortable environment.

Practice Areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


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  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Howard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
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Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Howard's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Howard accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Dental Complete Plan
    Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
2001 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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