UAMS’ Howe Inducted as Fellow of the International College of Dentists

By Lee Hogan

Fellowship in the organization, the world’s oldest and largest honor society for dentists, recognizes an individual’s outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community. Howe, who joined the UAMS faculty in 2013 after 28 years in private practice, has a long record of community service alongside his expanding role in dental education at UAMS.

As a UAMS faculty member in the Center of Dental Education, a part of the UAMS College of Health Professions, Howe delivers care to patients in its oral health clinic. He also supervises care provided by UAMS dental residents and rotations of senior dental students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. He has adjunct appointments as a clinical assistant professor in surgery from the UAMS College of Medicine and in pediatric and community oral health from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

Laurence Howe, D.D.S.

Through his career, he has given numerous presentations on oral health to grade school students at Immaculate Conception School in North Little Rock. He also has participated in the Arkansas Mission of Mercy, an annual two-day free dental clinic for underserved Arkansans, organized by the Arkansas State Dental Association.

Howe received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985 from University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry. He graduated with honors in 1981 from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

He was owner of Laurence J. Howe, D.D.S., Family Dentistry in Sherwood from 1985 to 2013. Howe is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association and the Arkansas Academy of General Dentistry. He was inducted in 2014 into the Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honor Society.

Howe was among 310 dentists from the United States to be inducted at this year’s ceremony in Washington, D.C. The International College of Dentists, with chapters in more than 120 countries, has more than 11,000 members, including about 6,500 in the U.S.