3146-B Northside Drive ▪️ Key West, FL 33040 ▪️ 305-294-0081
3146-B Northside Drive ▪️ Key West, FL 33040 ▪️ 305-294-0081
Dr. Seanica Howe received her doctorate of dental surgery degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2000. She graduated with honors and was recognized for her academic excellence via membership in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. While still attending dental school, she also held a teaching position in cell and molecular biology for incoming dental students and was a clinical teaching fellow at UMKC upon graduation. 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. Her love for esthetics and the art of orthodontics comes naturally and extends into her other interests as well.
While still maintaining an orthodontic practice in Miami, 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 also worked as a freelance art writer and her series of articles based on the Art Basel fair in Basel, Switzerland, were published by the Miami New Times. She completed her first book, published by The Unbound Press, in 2021.
Dr. Howe's combination of training and talents in both the sciences and the arts are what make her an exceptional orthodontist, one whose eye for esthetics is reflected in the thousands of gorgeous smiles she has created over the course of her career. However, it's her compassion and commitment to her patients that makes her who she is...a woman committed to community, excellence, and purpose.
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.
Meet our operations manager, Grecia! She moved to Key West with her husband who 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!
When you walk into our office, Hayley's is the first face you will see! From the very beginning, she has felt like part of our tribe. Just like Grecia, Hayley was brought to the island by her husband who is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She's a born and raised New Yorker - specifically Long Island - so she is no stranger to being surrounded by the water. Hayley graduated in December 2021 from Stony Brook University with a a bachelors's degree in marketing and a minor in leadership development. In her spare time, she loves to play with her puppy, Mocha, or catch some sun out on the water. She has had orthodontic treatment in the past so she knows what our patients are experiencing and loves that she is able to work in the field!
Jenn is a born and raised local to Key West. She became a certified dental assistant in 2005 and has been working on teeth since! She and her husband met in 2008 and she describes him as her best friend. She started with Howe Orthodontics in 2013 but took a break to have her "greatest blessing" - her daughter. Now she's back and rocking it as an assistant! She enjoys everything about the sea and says that "ocean" is her favorite color.
Andy has lived in the Florida Keys for more than 10 years and has never looked back. He loves the great outdoors and that's why the Keys feel like heaven to him! Everyone that knows Andy considers him a bit of a 'Renaissance Man' : he's not just adept at orthodontics but he can also fix or build just about anything!! Andy has worked in the medical & orthodontic fields for a combined 8 years so you are in good hands with him. He is very much a people person and loves making everyone's life better. He has had some life experiences that help him bring a positive and vibrant work style to Howe orthodontics.
Katherine is from Los Angeles and has recently moved down to Key West with her 4 year old son and husband who serves in the U.S. Navy. She studied to be a dental assistant while they were stationed in Oklahoma City and is excited to be back by the ocean and away from the cold! In Katherine's free time she loves to go to the beach with her family and take her two giant dogs to the park. She is very excited to be living on Key West and start her orthodontic journey on this beautiful island!
Christina is our offsite director and consultant here 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".