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
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.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
Maxine J is always a pleasure to see! She doesn’t cause me any pain while getting my teeth cleaned. She educated me on proper flossing and brushing. Dr Shahob is also very caring and extremely […]
John T.
Everyone is professional, courteous and personable. The office clean. All services are in the same office. I believe that I will be very pleased with the treatment that I need. Jasmine returned my […]
Stacy W.
The dentist was very attentive and professional. And the hygienist was the same! Couldn’t have been more pleased.
Carla M.
My doctor was very nice and professional. Made me feel safe and comfortable.
Jennifer C.
Dee Ann is a marvelous dental assistant. I would recommend her to anyone.
Thomas S.
I think Dr. Pak is a special person & has a great rapport with his patients
Charl W.
I don’t recall giving this score. Maybe, I accidently selected a 5 while a 9 is more likely my intent.
Teresa W.
Prompt and courteous service.
Ernest N.
very thorough dental work
Stephen B.
Although I am not a fan dental work (who is), this was truly a great experience. Dr. Zand and Dr. CT were the best. As soon as I walked in their office, they made me feel comfortable about getting a […]
Ashanti C.
Excellent cleaning experience
Susan R.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
The dentist took extra care in cleaning my teeth. it had been a few years since my last cleaning. The solution he used to numb my mouth was great. I had two appointments to clean half of my mouth at […]
Walter H.
The dental hygienist was very good
Michael H.
Excellent service
Alan C.
Good servjce..
Eugene M.
i am a first time patient. My Dr. was AMAZING and his assistant as well!
John 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 […]
Liann C.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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