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
Dr. Barrow gave me 2 fillings. 1 was about 2 years old and had a snag on it, so it was decided to redo it to prevent bacteria from sitting in the snag and causing more trouble. The 2nd filling was […]
Ekaterini N.
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.
Friendly courteous professional staff.
Diana B.
Very Professional and efficient.
William T.
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.
Dr Chao she’s amazing
Bobbie C.
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.
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.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
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.
Friendly knowledgeable staff, it is a pleasure to visit
Joann J.
Because you do not over-treat, are not overly aggressive in treatment, and you do not overcharge.
Elizabeth S.
ESAYAS does an excellent job. Explains things very clearly and provides an excellent customer service.
Vinod K.
Everyone is very nice and polite. All smiling and seem very knowledgeable about their jobs
Katrina G.
Fast, friendly service.
Joshua H.
Dr Burrow’s made me feel comfortable. She was humming a song the entire time she extracted my tooth.
Theodora S.
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.
The hygentist I had was excellent and Dr Wright is excellent as well
Margaret M.
Dr.Philippi and her assistant are awesome! They sang to me to keep me calm when I was afraid of the needles!!!!
Adaiah C.
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 […]
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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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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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