Dr. Howard Nakamura grew up in Westminster, CA and attended Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, graduating as Class Valedictorian. 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, and received a J. Walter Reeves Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in sciences and was chosen into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (academic honors). Continuing on in his Specialty Training at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry, he earned his Certificate in Orthodontics along with a Master's of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology.
Never having strayed far from where he grew up in Orange County, Dr. Nakamura is one of the first Orthodontists to open a private office 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 very 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 than when a former parent or patient 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. Dr. Nakamura enjoys spending his free time with his family, going to the beach and local amusement parks.