(316) 260-6220
1145 N. Andover Rd., Ste. 101
Andover, KS 67002

Meet Dr. Matthew Howell

Dr. Matthew Howell of Andover Family Dentistry - Dentist in Andover, KS

"Andover is a great community to call home and I am grateful to have so many wonderful people and friends as patients. My goal when I opened Andover Family Dentistry was simple - to provide a dental office that is the first choice for families in Andover and the surrounding communities for their dental care. We try to keep things simple and convenient for our patients and offer solutions that meet each patient’s values and interest in their oral health. Selecting a dentist for your family is an important decision, and I want to assure my patients that there are caring, knowledgeable professionals at Andover Family Dentistry that seek to put the patient’s needs first. I look forward to getting to know you and your family."

Dr. Howell looks forward to getting to know you!


Dr. Howell completed his undergraduate studies at Wichita State University (WSU) in 2005. He was then accepted into the Reserved Admission Program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry which allowed him early entry into dental school. He completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at UMKC in 2009. Following completion of his training, Dr. Howell continues to pursue his passion for providing high quality, beautiful dentistry by completing numerous hours of continuing education each year.

Family Life

Dr. Howell grew up in Derby, Kansas in a large family. He married his high school sweetheart, Stacey, and together they reside in Andover where they are raising their three children. When he’s not at the office, Dr. Howell enjoys hunting and fishing on their family farm, spending time with his wife and children, and cheering on the Wichita State Shockers.

Dr. Howell and Family

Meet Our Team

Kelsey, Dental Hygienist

Kelsey, Dental Hygienist - Andover Family Dentistry

Kelsey graduated from Wichita State with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Prior to this, she worked as a dental assistant. She prides herself on providing gentle, but thorough hygiene care to patients of all ages. She strives to make sure all patients leave our office well informed on the condition of their oral health. Outside of the office, Kelsey loves spending time with her husband and two children. Some of Kelsey’s hobbies include snow skiing, water sports, and spending time outdoors.

Andrea, Dental Hygienist

Kelsey, Dental Hygienist - Andover Family Dentistry

Andrea graduated in 2009 with a degree in dental hygiene from Wichita State University. She enjoys being a hygienist because it provides her with a "hands-on" way to truly help people and give them healthier, brighter smiles. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable during their visits. She is married to Dr. Mike Ray, a chiropractor at Blue Chip Spine and Sports Specialists in Wichita. Outside of work, Andrea and Mike enjoy attending sporting events, hunting, fishing, and spending time with their families.

Shelby, Dental Hygienist

Shelby Keller, Dental Hygienist - Andover Family Dentistry

Shelby completed her studies at University of Northern Iowa and Hawkeye Community College. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2009. She prides herself on getting to know the patient and providing them with a gentle and thorough dental cleaning. Her husband, James Keller, and three children moved to Wichita in 2016. They reside on an acreage outside of Rose Hill and own Schuette's Dirt Works.

Helen, Dental Assistant

Helen, Dental Assistant - Andover Family Dentistry

Helen received her dental assistant training at Wichita Area Technical College. She likes being a dental assistant because it provides the opportunity to meet many new people. She strives to ensure each patient has a comfortable dental visit. Helen and her husband, Jack, are busy with their three children. When she is not spending time with her family and friends or attending her daughter’s volleyball games, Helen likes to sew, crochet, and craft.

Nicole, Front Office Coordinator

Nicole Zahner, Dental Hygienist - Andover Family Dentistry

Nicole loves to help all her patients achieve their best self through great patient care and filling the void between them and their insurance companies. Being behind the chair and in the classroom for years, she decided to take career shift and in 2014 and became a Certified Dental Assistant. When not at the office, Nicole enjoys spending time, volunteering with her local cub scout pack, shooting with her boys, and cookouts with her friends and family.

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