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

How to Find the Best Dentists in Your Area

Dentist Selection

Plenty of qualified local dentists in Columbia are eager to gain your business and help you improve your dental health, but how do you know which one is the best fit for you and your family? Before finding a dentist in Columbia, understand the types of care available. A general or family dentist is designated as either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Either can perform basic dental exams, routine diagnoses, and treatment and preventative care. You may also encounter specialized practitioners like orthodontists, periodontists, and endodontists. Many clinics also employ dental assistants, who are qualified to help during procedures and set up anesthesia, and dental hygienists, who perform dental cleanings. If you’re not sure what a particular dentist is qualified to do, don’t hesitate to ask.

12 Tips for Finding Qualified, Affordable Dentists

  1. Determine the length of time the dentist has been practicing.
  2. Ask about the dentist’s experience, education, and credentials, especially if you need specific types of dental care such as cosmetic or pediatric dentistry.
  3. Find out how the dentist refers patients when the work required exceeds their capabilities.
  4. Before making a commitment to a particular dentist, explore the available treatment options and procedures that would solve your dental problem, and compare which treatments are offered by different dentists.
  5. Ask the dentist if he or she participates in continuing education.
  6. Determine how the dentist handles after-hours and weekend emergencies.
  7. Ask what options are offered to improve patient comfort. Examples include conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, pre-medication, music, and heating pads.
  8. Ask the dentist if dental lasers or other advanced technologies are utilized at the practice.
  9. If you are considering cosmetic procedures, ask to view before-and-after photos of previous patients.
  10. Determine the costs of any treatments and procedures you may need; anesthesia and facility fees may be billed separately.
  11. Ask about payment options for out-of-pocket expenses.
  12. Visit or talk with the dentist’s staff. Choosing a dentist with a friendly, knowledgeable staff will improve your quality of care.

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
Dental One’s staff is very professional with just enough friendly. They treat you with respect and dignity. They always explain before they do something. They make you feel comfortable. Thank you […]
Brandi A.
Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and caring staff!
Paula T.
The dental surgeon was very straightforward with everything. His assistants were very helpful and kept me at ease
Jessica M.
Top experience in all respects, especially my dental hygienist Marcine en Dr. Pahk.
Hendrik H.
Personal care, expert technical work, thorough explanation of plan and procedures, pleasant, courteous staff.
Elizabeth P.
Nice and friendly staff
Dianne E.
Been a customer for 17 years. Excellent service. First rate
John S.
Always careful and thoughtful service.
Thomas C.
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 Maxine […]
Liann C.
Exceptional job kudos to Seema
Bridge B.
Dr. Chehab is the best dentist without exception.
Brian B.
Great service and atmosphere, The dentist and the assistant was very knowledgeable and comforting
Bobbie C.
My experience with Dental One has been excellent.
Chassie W.
I had a deep cleaning, (my first one) and something that I feared because of all the feedback from co-workers and others. The staff here is very professional and friendly. The deep cleaning was […]
Valenci S.
The staff is always lovely and the doctors are top notch. I highly recommend Dental One Associates in Columbia as I have had nothing but positive appointments and interactions with all staff members.
Heather H.
Dr. Asher is amazing, calm & trustworthy when I was anxious about my procedure.
Katrina B.
Very accommodating and flexible. Rescheduled my cleaning while I was off from work. I didn’t get my medication refilled in time to premed for that. appointment. Cancelled appointment. Rescheduled […]
Gina R.
Friendly staff
Luke M.
Nice dentist and assistants
Devi S.
I think Dr. Pak is a special person & has a great rapport with his patients
Charl W.
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 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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