Executive Director

Howard Sommers DDS, along with his full-service dental business has been thriving in Phoenix, AZ since 1995. Prior, he established a general dental practice in New York, NY, building a loyal clientele for 13 years. Dr. Sommers financed his goals, with his employment as an ironworker while attending University. He’s proud of America and is honored to be part of the team that built the World Trade Center. The doctor credits NYC’s diversity for shaping his progressive approach to dental care.

Dr. Sommers attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook on a Regents Scholarship. His passion for learning continued as he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He went on to earn his degree at New York University’s College of Dentistry and opened his dental office in NYC. His devotion to dental care led him to deepen his knowledge at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he engaged in a year-long periodontal program. In addition, Dr. Sommers is educated by Mid Continent Orthodontics in Tip-Edge Orthodontics; as well as certified in IV Sedation by Oregon Health and Science University. He has been a member of the American Academy of Periodontics, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Sommers’ unique range of experience and education results in patients enjoying the ultimate in modern, specialized care. Nearly three decades of being in successful practice, while persistently staying on top of innovation has earned him an expansive perspective on long-term dental care. He profoundly understands that the senior population is sensitive to diminished immunity, health conditions, and adverse side-effects of medications. His customized approach to treating seniors meets their individual needs in a relaxed, pleasant environment.

The Essential Oral Healthcare concept is designed to significantly reduce the frequency and consequences of pneumonia and influenza in long-term care facilities by addressing the epidemic of poor oral hygiene. Dr. Sommers, along with the other founders of EOH understand the power of a simple hygiene recall system in traditional dental care settings. When consistent professional oral care is adapted to and delivered within the LTCF setting, studies have consistently demonstrated that it will have a positive impact on the health and quality of life of its residents. Dr. Howard Sommers advocates senior health, tirelessly providing oral health solutions, preventative care, and compassion.