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
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.
Although going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do, Dr. Barrow makes it a lot easier. I guess I am a Dental One fan.
Mary V.
Always careful and thoughtful service.
Thomas C.
Dr. Wright is very proffesional and was awesome I am giving him personally 5 stars for how he explains what is wrong, what needs to be done, and he is painless he did an amazing job so far have to go […]
Phillip M.
Awesome staff and dentist. My endodontist was amazing! Dr. Zand and C.T. were great!!
Michelle I.
Professional staff, clean offices and predictable outcomes.
William P.
everyone is friendly & the doctors are so professional
Charl W.
Friendly staff
Luke M.
The dentist was very attentive and professional. And the hygienist was the same! Couldn’t have been more pleased.
Carla M.
The people there are very nice and helpful. They make sure you comfortable. They know how to do their jobs.
Virgini B.
I’m a new patient and have had a wonderful experience thus far. I’ve generally always avoided going to the dentist, but the Dental One staff made my recent experience a relatively pleasant one […]
Lee S.
Absolutely every staff member I interacted with, from the time I arrived to the time I left, was absolutely very nice, respectful and extremely professional yet friendly.
Sibeso J.
OMG. I love my new teeth. I had a total mouth reconstruction by Dr. Wright. It was a long process but worth it. I have beautiful teeth and I just can’t stop smiling.
Kole M.
Everyone was very nice. Oustanding service!
Julianna C.
Very credible and competent dental staff. Convenient hours
Yolanda T.
Very comfortable with Dr. Asher.
Margaret J.
My doctor was very nice and professional. Made me feel safe and comfortable.
Jennifer C.
Excellent personnel care and in explaining the services and what to expect.
Robbyn H.
Good servjce..
Eugene M.
Overall friendliness of the staff. Thorough explanation of future treatment and why it needs to be done.
James B.
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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