Creating Brighter Smiles 3

Pediatric dentist, Dr. Jaha Howard, makes a difference one child at a time

While in dental school at Howard University, Dr. Jaha Howard had an epiphany. “After completing a rotation in pediatric dentistry, I realized that I had the unique opportunity to have a positive impact on kids who were forming habits that they would carry for a lifetime.”

And the rest was history.

Dr. Howard owns A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta and has a unique approach to treating children’s teeth. Many children are frightened of the dentist, and many more don’t understand the importance of keeping a healthy mouth. Dr. Howard and his associates aim to change those facts by creating a different type of dentist office.

“Our team makes it a point to find ways to engage our patients and their families,” Dr. Howard says. His website,, features interactive games, quizzes, and jokes that make children feel happy and comfortable. He even got his team together to shoot a fun YouTube video, Straight Outta Vinings which was a viral hit with patients and the community alike.

“My A+ team works so hard for our patients,” Dr. Howard explains. “We like to make sure that we play just as hard. We want to show the entire city that the dental experience can genuinely be a fun and exciting time for all.”

Dr. Howard has taken his passion to better the lives of our community to a new level with the announcement of his run for State Senate for District 6. His campaign grew out of a sincere desire to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He wants to engage with families who are searching for a better way to improve our community, especially in the realm of education.

When asked why he decided to run for office, Dr. Howard had a simple but authentic answer. “It’s personal for me. I’m a husband, a dad of three young children, an education advocate, and a business owner. I’m digging in and prepared to fight for our area and our state to be the best.”