Howard M. Nakamura, DDS, MS
Dr. Nakamura was born and raised in Orange County. He attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate education, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in three years and graduated Phi Beta Kappa(academic honors). He then went onto the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he earned his Dental Degree along with additional science and academic honors. Continuing on in his Specialty Training at the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry for his postdoctoral orthodontic residency, he also received his Master’s of Science Degree in Craniofacial Biology.
Dr. Nakamura was one of the first Orthodontists to open a private practice here in the Rancho Santa Margarita/Trabuco Canyon area. Having happily served the community since 1992, Dr. Nakamura is extremely proud of the thousands of families he has had the pleasure to work with. “I am so fortunate to have touched the lives of so many people. To have had such a positive impact on improving their self-esteem and self confidence. Nothing brings me greater satisfaction then when a former patient or parent returns long after and thanks me for having given their child or themselves a beautiful and healthy smile.”
Dr. Nakamura currently resides in Laguna Niguel with his wife Sally and their two daughters, Tiffany and Annie.