Marylouise E. Howatt, D.D.S. has been in private practice since 1986 and is a member of a number of national dental societies. Dr. Howatt received her D.D.S. degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA in 1985. She received her B.S. degree from Columbia University in New York City in 1981. Dr. Howatt performed her advanced residency training in General Practice at Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey from 1985 to 1986. Dr. Howatt finds the greatest obstacle in dental treatment to be people's perception of the dental office as a "painful" situation. She says "Creating an environment where patients are physically comfortable and have their psychological needs met is very satisfying to me personally."