Dr. Ron Howard enjoyed practicing dentistry in Northwest Ohio for 44 years before retiring in April 2014.


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. 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.