Dr. Howes is from DeWitt, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1996 when he began practicing in the Des Moines area.
Dr. Howes is an active member of the Des Moines Dental Society, the Iowa Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association. He was also involved for many years in the Clive Jaycees. Dr. Howes has been in private practice since 2000 with Fort Des Moines Dental.
Dr. Howes enjoys following Iowa Hawkeye sports, golf and running.