Dr. David Howerton, DMD

Dr. David Howerton, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. David Howerton was raised in Portland, Oregon and attended Portland State University for his undergraduate studies. He graduated from Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Dentistry. He then completed a one year general practice residency at Loma Linda Medical Center. After this he returned to Oregon and completed his Oral & Maxillofacial training at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Howerton is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Howerton has published numerous scientific articles and is active in lecturing for the dental community. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1991. He is active in the Oregon Dental Association. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Oregon Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is on staff at several local hospitals and clinics. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Howerton is the proud father of three boys including twins. His interests include basketball, traveling, snow skiing, fly fishing, kayaking, biking, and family activities.

2266 Mission St SE

Salem, OR 97302

Contact Information

(503) 375-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • MetLife
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • United Concordia

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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Trauma
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Implant
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Portland State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Ohsu
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Loma Linda Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Howerton's Reviews

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Dr. Howerton's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Corvallis or. |
I was given the opportunity to become his patient after a failed attempt to remove all the root in extraction by local dentist. Very pleasant experience. Very knowledgeable and professional.
in Corvallis, OR |
Dr Howerton is a great Doctor would recommend him highly.
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Dr. Howerton accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health Plans
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Howerton has admitting privileges

Salem Hospital
890 Oak St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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Samaritan Albany General Hospital
1046 6th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321
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