Dr. J. Barry Howell
Dr. Howell received his undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1988.
In 1989, Dr. Howell opened his general practice in Urbana with an emphasis on adult dentistry. Dr. Howell is a member of many professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the Illini District Dental Society. In 2013, Dr. Howell was honored to serve as President of the Illinois State Dental Society.
Nationally, Dr. Howell has served the American Dental Association on many committees, task forces and Councils. In 2016, Dr. Howell was elected to Chair the American Dental Associations Council on Governmental Affairs in Washington, DC.
Locally, Dr. Howell has been very active in his community. He has served on the Urbana Planning Commission, The Champaign County Mental Health (708) Board and has represented dentistry on the Champaign County Community IPLAN workgroup. A member of IMERT, Dr. Howell has served as the Central Illinois Team Leader.
He has represented dentistry to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation, as a committee chair for the Hospital Licensing Board.
Dr. Howell and his wife Connie reside in Urbana. Together they enjoy traveling, antiques and theater. Dr. Howell holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, enjoys running marathons and golfing.