3146-B Northside Drive ▪️ Key West, FL 33040 ▪️ 305-294-0081
Our resident orthodontic wizard and gypsy rebel, Dr. Seanica Howe, received her dental degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She graduated with honors and was recognized for her academic excellence with a membership in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. She also held a teaching position in cell and molecular biology for incoming dental students.The following year, she entered her orthodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University and completed her certification in 2003.
Prior to establishing Howe Orthodontics in Key West, Dr. Howe owned, designed, and directed orthodontic practices in her home state of Missouri as well as in South Florida. She has been practicing in South Florida since 2003. Her love for esthetics and the art of orthodontics comes naturally and extends into her other interests as well.
Drawn by her artistic spirit, she trained in the fine arts at the Miami Art Institute where her early designs and drawings were recognized and displayed. In 2012, she received a master's degree in modern and contemporary art from the prestigious Christie's auction house in New York City. Dr. Howe has worked as a freelance art writer and many of her writings have been published by the Miami New Times. She is currently at work on a book intertwining life, spirituality, magic, and art.
She's inspired more than a few kids to go into the field of orthodontics and is committed to breaking down barriers in business. You'll never see her in a white coat but you will see her lighting candles, working with crystals, and just utilizing life as an opportunity to elevate love and beauty.
Beginning August 21st, you’ll start seeing a new face around our office! Dr. Claudia Succar is a long time friend of Dr. Howe and an amazing orthodontist. Don’t worry - Dr. Howe isn’t going anywhere!!! As we’re sure you’ve noticed, our practice has grown by leaps and bounds and bringing on another doctor to help a few days a month just made sense. We are just incredibly lucky that Dr. Howe was able to snag such an orthodontic rock star as Dr. Succar!!
Dr. Succar was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the United States at the age of eight. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is married to her college sweetheart, Jim and has two beautiful daughters. Dr. Succar earned a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry in 2003 at Florida International University, from which she graduated with the honor of Magna Cum Laude. She then went on to attend the prestigious Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Succar returned to sunny Florida to follow her dream of becoming an orthodontist. She received her Masters of Science in Dentistry along with her Certificate in Orthodontics at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. A fun fact about Dr. Succar is that she loves to salsa dance! Her parents and brother are musicians and she frequently performs with them. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family. Her passion for creating beautiful healthy smiles is one we all share.
Meet our office manager, Jamie Scearce. Jamie has been with us since 2014 and helps keep Howe Orthodontics running like a well-oiled machine! Since marrying her high school sweetheart, Andy, they have hopped from place to place all over the southeast but finally landed in the Florida Keys in 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, getting stuck in a Netflix binge-a-thon, and getting dragged around to do whatever her social-butterfly of a husband is in the mood for (this usually involves some good friends and some good music - especially local music). If you have a question, she has an answer...at least when it comes to your orthodontic care; but if you ever need to know what the longest word in the english language is, she can help you out there, too.
Silvia Carson-Emily is our lead assistant and clinical coordinator. Although she wasn’t born in Key West, she is considered a freshwater conch. She went to elementary school, middle school and graduated high school in Key West. Silvia started working with us in 2014 when she was 15 years old doing sterilization and lab cleaning. She worked after school every day until she graduated and started full time as an assistant at age 17. From there she worked her way up to lead assistant at 19 years old! Silvia loves braces so much if she could, she would have braces on her teeth her whole life. :)
Grecia Markley is our Front Desk Coordinator. She moved to Key West with her husband that serves in the U.S Coast Guard. In her spare time, Grecia enjoys traveling to new places, going to the beach, and working out. One of her favorite after-work activities is watching the sunset. Grecia loves to live in the moment and any kind of adventure!! She has fallen in love with orthodontics and is so thankful to be apart of creating a new beautiful smile for all of our patients! :)
Christina Andrews is the offsite director and consultant at Howe Orthodontics. She has been in management for over 15 years and in the orthodontic industry for over 20 years. Currently she manages and consults for practices in the Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida. "I am so proud to be a part of the Howe Orthodontics team. This group is one of the most genuine and powerful group of women I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I truly enjoy the work that I do and am grateful to be part of such an amazing team. I'm a native Floridian and in my spare time love going to the beach and being with my three wonderful sons"