Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

Finding the Types of Dental Professionals You Need

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If dental visits make you feel anxious, choosing a dentist you trust is one of the most important things you can do to improve your long-term dental health. Many people base their choice of providers on discounts or advertisements, but this approach doesn’t help your dental fear or make you more likely to get the care you need. If you invest the time to find a dentist you feel comfortable with before you face major dental work, your exams and procedures will be less traumatic, and you’ll get the appropriate care long before extracting your teeth is the only option.

Choosing a Dentist Who’s Right for You 



When you’re choosing a dentist, it helps to understand what their titles signify. Both general dentists and specialists receive four-year doctorates in dentistry. They may refer to themselves as doctors of dental surgery (D.D.S) or doctors of dental medicine (D.M.D). There are no differences between the degrees. However, dental specialists receive additional training and often limit their practice to their specialty. Types of dental professionals who specialize in more specific areas of dentistry include endodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, and prosthodontists. If you need to see a specialist, your general dentist will refer you to one. Always feel free to discuss your preferences or needs when receiving a referral.

Finding an Affordable Dentist

You can find an affordable dentist without scouring your local newspaper for ads. Not every clinic spends a lot of money on advertising. First, look for a general dentist to assess your dental health, and provide basic care such as routine treatment of gum disease, fillings, root canals, sealants, and dentures. 
Then try calling local providers and requesting prices for specific procedures and exams.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Columbia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
They were so detailed regarding my health and how it would effect me following my having two transplants. Dr. Barrow cares about her patients. This was my first visit. And I am actually anxious for […]
Karen K.
Always friendly staff. Timely appointments. I really like the late afternoon schedulings availability.
Clarence S.
Dr Khleif, Pat and staff are very professional and very friendly. Explains procedures so that you are able to understand and make adequate decisions.
Yasmin H.
Quick direct service.
Dennis A.
The office is very professional. I have great confidence with my dentist.
Dorothy S.
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there […]
Lou K.
Friendly Enviroment.
Edward P.
The receptionist was nice, service was prompt without an abnormal waiting time and the doctor explained and discussed the problems with my teeth.
John I.
Fast, friendly service.
Joshua H.
Great service. Great advice. No cavities!
Jayson S.
Dr kleiff and his assistant were extremely kind and caring and knew how nervous I was. They carefully explained everything to me even after I asked many questions to make sure I understood all my […]
Cheryl W.
Dr Philippi and her assistant were so nice and explained everything to my daughter and me!
Natasha R.
My hygienist is awesome
Vicki J.
Real-world people who know their profession and are good at it.
Eric E.
Quick, friendly, professional
Andrew S.
I have been with Dr. Pahk and Maxine since 2015. Although I haven’t visit in some time, everything from waiting in the room to being seen was exactly how I want to be treated. Both Pahk and […]
Liann C.
Caring dentists. Accessible when I need services.
Wardell L.
Quick and professional
Andrew S.
Dr. Chao and her crew were so helpful and were great about explaining all of the process to me that I felt very comfortable. They went the extra mile to make sure that I remained that way while I was […]
Kevin P.
because the staff and doctor listened to me and my concerns. they were gentle and i didn’t feel rushed.
Catherine C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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