Family Dentist in Toledo

In business for over 45 years, Dr. Nicholas and Dr. Baburek continue to build on the strong foundation Dr. Howard started with their love of customer service, family oriented, all-inclusive top-notch dentistry in Toledo and Southeast Michigan. From cosmetic dentistry services like veneers and invisalign, restorative dentist procedures like a root canals and implants, and pediatric dentistry for your little ones, we believe in treating a person – not just a tooth.

Often regarded as the best dentist in Toledo by our patients, Dr. Nicholas and Dr. Baburek have a passion for helping people while using the most up to date equipment, materials, and well-trained team. You will notice the smiles of not only the patients, but the employees when you enter our building. Family is our #1 priority and our patients are an extension of our family. We treat everyone the way we would treat our own family. New dental patients are always welcome!

Our History

1973

Dr. Ron Howard started his Practice

Dr. Howard wanted a practice where everyone could receive quality dental care. After serving as a dentist in the United States Air Force from 1968-1970, he decided to open his own practice.  He especially worked well with those who were leery of the dentist. The phrase “Howard’s Cowards” was born, and we still use “We Cater to Cowards” as our motto today.

Dr. Ron Howard started his own Practice

Dr. Howard wanted a practice where everyone could receive quality dental care. After serving as a dentist in the United States Air Force from 1968-1970, he decided to open his own practice.  He especially worked well with those who were leery of the dentist. The phrase “Howard’s Cowards” was born, and we still use “We Cater to Cowards” as our motto today.

1994

Dr. Kris Nicholas joined the Practice

Dr. Kris Nicholas has been practicing Dentistry since 1994. He is a 1985 Graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School. After completing his Undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo, he attended the Ohio State University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Upon graduation in 1994 Dr. Nicholas returned to his hometown of Toledo to join Dr. Howard’s practice.

In 2002, Dr. Nicholas married his wife Cherryl, a Dental Hygienist. They have four children: Lucilee, Eddie, Evangeline and Gus. Dr. Nicholas enjoys the outdoors, music, playing the saxophone and the mandolin, and creating stained glass. The Nicholas family resides in Temperance, Michigan. Dr. Nicholas believes that Dentistry is a calling that allows him to meet and serve people of diverse backgrounds. He enjoys every aspect of his work from the three year old at their first dental visit to life changing improvements in a person’s smile. He combines humor and a kind heart while treating his patients. For Dr. Nicholas, Dentistry is not just a profession, but also a passion.

Dr. Kris Nicholas joined the Practice

Dr. Kris Nicholas has been practicing Dentistry since 1994. He is a 1985 Graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School. After completing his Undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo, he attended the Ohio State University where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Upon graduation in 1994 Dr. Nicholas returned to his hometown of Toledo to join Dr. Howard’s practice.

In 2002, Dr. Nicholas married his wife Cherryl, a Dental Hygienist. They have four children: Lucilee, Eddie, Evangeline and Gus. Dr. Nicholas enjoys the outdoors, music, playing the saxophone and the mandolin, and creating stained glass. The Nicholas family resides in Temperance, Michigan. Dr. Nicholas believes that Dentistry is a calling that allows him to meet and serve people of diverse backgrounds. He enjoys every aspect of his work from the three year old at their first dental visit to life changing improvements in a person’s smile. He combines humor and a kind heart while treating his patients. For Dr. Nicholas, Dentistry is not just a profession, but also a passion.

2003

Dr. James Baburek joined the Practice

Dr. James Baburek has been practicing Dentistry in Toledo since 2003. Dr. Baburek is a Graduate of Riverside High School in Painesville Township, Ohio. After High School, Dr. Baburek attended the Ohio State University, where he completed both his Undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude and ranking 4th in his Dental class. He was inducted in the National Honorary Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Baburek joined Dr. Howard and Dr. Nicholas’ practice in 2003.

In 2001, Dr. Baburek married his wife, Amy, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and native of Toledo. They have two children Alyssa and Alex. Dr. Baburek is an avid sports fan and enjoys working with electronics of all kinds. The Baburek family lives in Monclova, Ohio. Dr. Baburek believes that Dentistry is a profession that can provide life-altering changes. He enjoys all aspects of the field, and finds a deep satisfaction from watching his patients leave his chair with a brand new smile. For Dr. Baburek providing the highest quality of Dentistry to all of his patients is his strongest objective.

 

 

Dr. James Baburek joined the Practice

Dr. James Baburek has been practicing Dentistry in Toledo since 2003. Dr. Baburek is a Graduate of Riverside High School in Painesville Township, Ohio. After High School, Dr. Baburek attended the Ohio State University, where he completed both his Undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude and ranking 4th in his Dental class. He was inducted in the National Honorary Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Baburek joined Dr. Howard and Dr. Nicholas’ practice in 2003.

In 2001, Dr. Baburek married his wife, Amy, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and native of Toledo. They have two children Alyssa and Alex. Dr. Baburek is an avid sports fan and enjoys working with electronics of all kinds. The Baburek family lives in Monclova, Ohio. Dr. Baburek believes that Dentistry is a profession that can provide life-altering changes. He enjoys all aspects of the field, and finds a deep satisfaction from watching his patients leave his chair with a brand new smile. For Dr. Baburek providing the highest quality of Dentistry to all of his patients is his strongest objective.

2014

Dr. Howard Retired after 44 Years

Dr. Howard is grateful for the patients and families he cared for over the last four decades. 

Dr. Howard Retired after 44 Years

Dr. Howard is grateful for the patients and families he cared for over the last four decades.