Meet Dr. Howard Choi


“I have always been passionate about the way orthodontics changes people’s lives by helping them find self-confidence through their smile. Orthodontics allows me to express my interest in aesthetics and the search for beauty, which when found in a smile, can be exhilarating. Along with the support of my amazing team, I hope you be your conduit to reaching your smile dreams.” — Dr. Choi

Dr. Howard Choi received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2004 from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, a prestigious Ivy League school. During his studies, he received recognition and an award for his dental research, taught as an assistant, and became the senior editor for the Columbia Dental Journal Review.

Upon graduation, Dr. Choi moved to Chicago to continue his education in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his certificate in orthodontics and master’s in oral sciences. During his residency, Dr. Choi conducted research that eventually was published in a book and accepted by the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Choi’s commitment to stay on the cutting edge when it comes to advances and techniques in orthodontics is highlighted by his in-depth approach to continuing education. Through constant research, he offers patients exceptional care when it comes to transforming their smiles, and takes pride in his detail-oriented approach to orthodontic care.

Dr. Choi is originally from Chicago and currently resides in Scottsdale. His interests outside of orthodontics include golf, travel, and photography.

With a goal to inspire positive change in the community and directly influence the lives of those around him, Dr. Choi is involved in several community organizations such as Someone Worth Accepting Now (SWAN), Global Family Philanthropy, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Arizona Dental Association