Alan Brown, D.D.S. and Anika Howell, D.M.D., P.A.

1210 E. Marion Street

Shelby, N.C.  28150

(704) 484-0611


Brown and Howell - Cosmetic and General Dentistry

About Us



Mondays and Tuesdays - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Thursdays - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Hello Everyone! Covid-19 is affecting all our lives; therefore, we are implementing advanced precautionary methods above and beyond our regular measures that provide for your health and safety. Some of the changes we are implementing, in consultation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Dental Association, are as follows:

-        - Informing us when you arrive so you can enter the building alone or with a parent, legal guardian, or caregiver if necessary.

-        - Taking your temperature and filling out an updated health questionnaire regarding current symptoms, etc. 

-        - Wearing a mask of your own. We will provide one if you do not.

-        - Changing dental hygiene methods to help prevent aerosolization.

-        - Adding an air filtration system.

-        - Escorting you to a patient care room, completing your treatment and helping you exit the office at the rear of the building so you will be socially distanced from patients      who are arriving.

We have always sanitized the office and worn personal protective equipment (PPE); however, we are advancing the methods of sanitization, social distancing and we are wearing more PPE for your protection.

Please do not be afraid, ignore or postpone your dental care. We look forward to exceeding your expectations, seeing you and bringing your smiles to life.


Dr. Alan Brown and Dr. Anika Howell


Dr. Alan Brown is a graduate of Cherryville High School, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the UNC School of Dentistry. He and his wife, Lisa, have one son. Alan started practicing dentistry almost 30 years ago. 

Dr. Anika Howell is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; she also graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985 and Cherryville High School in 1981. She and her husband, Kelly Hastings, have one daughter.  Anika began practicing dentistry almost  25 years ago.     

Our goal is to exceed your expectations in a friendly, comfortable, relaxed and technologically-advanced atmosphere.