Meet the Doctor


Travis Howard, DDS, grew up outside Topeka, Kansas and attended Kansas State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences. He completed his education at UMKC School of Dentistry, located near downtown Kansas City, in 2008 and received his DDS. He began practicing in Paola in 2012 and has committed himself to providing great dental experiences for the people of Paola and surrounding areas.

Dr. Howard believes that providing his patients with exceptional care requires a commitment to the latest technologies and techniques. Paola Family Dentistry utilizes digital X-rays, high-definition photography, and digital impression systems to provide safe, accurate, and quality treatment for our patients. The approach for each dental procedure you might require utilizes modern equipment and systems. Dr. Howard has attended several courses at the Spear Education Center for Continuing Education as well as frequent online courses, and he participates in a local study club.

Dr. Howard feels that educating patients about their oral health is of the utmost importance. Helping to give you the knowledge and tools to keep your mouth healthy can have a major effect on your overall health. From your toothbrush to your diet, Dr. Howard and his team want to help you achieve the level of care and health you desire. Modern dentistry has given us the opportunity to preserve your teeth for your lifetime and exciting opportunities to restore your mouth from any condition.

When he is not working, Dr. Howard enjoys spending time with his family, wife Jenni, sons Tate and Hanes, and daughter Sutton. He loves the outdoors and has been an avid hunter and fisherman in the state of Kansas his entire life. His other interests include boating, travel, and following the local sports teams.

He looks forward to meeting you and helping you keep or find a healthy and beautiful smile!

Dr. Howard is excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at (913) 379-2218 to schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.