Meet Dr. Howard

Dr. Lisa Peter Howard is a 1980 graduate of the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry in a group practice in a Minneapolis suburb for fourteen years before returning to school to pursue a three-year Master’s Degree in Orthodontics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After moving to Maine and working as an associate for four years, Dr. Howard opened her own practice in Scarborough in 2002 and found it to be a great community in which to practice her profession.

Dr. Howard is a member of many local, state and national dental organizations, including:

  • The Maine Board of Dental Practice, Board Chair (2017 – 2018)
  • Vice Chair of the Maine Dental Board
  • Executive Board of NESO (Northeast Association of Orthodontics)
  • The World Federation of Orthodontics
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • Counsel on Governmental Affairs for AAO (COGA)
  • The Maine Association of Orthodontists
  • The American College of Dentists
  • The International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, all of which are national honorary societies.
  • The Greater Portland Dental Society
  • The Maine Dental Association
  • The American Dental Association

Dr. Howard has recently been appointed to serve on the Maine Board of Dental Practice, AAO’s Council on Governmental Affairs (COGA), representing the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) and also serves on NESO’s board.

Dr. Howard is a past President of the Maine Dental Association, is a past Chair of the MDA’s Council on Ethics. She completed a four year term on the ADA’s Council on Access, Prevention and Inter-professional Relations, known as CAPIR. In conjunction with that position, she chaired the ADA’s National Fluoridation Advisory Committee and continues to be very supportive of all efforts to fluoridate the nation’s community water supplies.

One such community project involved the effort to optimally fluoridate the Kennebunk / Kennebunk / Wells Water District in which she served as the Co-Chair of the citizen’s group, “Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smiles.”

Dr. Howard and her dentist husband, Dr Joseph R. Kenneally, have four children ranging in age from 22 – 33. Besides spending time with family and friends, often on the sidelines of some game or other, Dr. Howard enjoys golf, reading, traveling, skiing and cycling.