Welcome to Howard County Smiles

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Dr. Ray Becker is a family dentist in Ellicott City, Maryland. Our office provides comprehensive general dentistry services for children and adults as well as cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental treatments. Dr. Becker is one of the most qualified dentists in Maryland for the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders. He has incorporated advanced dental technology into his practice to provide accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment for everything from preventive care to complex dental issues.

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    Dr. Becker offers general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry for patients of all ages. He can address everything from preventive care…

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    ‘TMJ / Bite’

    If you experience frequent headaches, facial pain or restricted jaw movement, you may be suffering from TMD — an abbreviation…

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    CEREC® – Same Day
    Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dr. Becker can design, fabricate and place high quality porcelain restorations during a single visit with CEREC® technology.

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    Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look…

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    Dr. Becker offers a variety of periodontal therapy treatments, but the goal is always to restore diseased tissues to health.

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    Dr. Becker offers Sinsational Smile® and Zoom® WhiteSpeed teeth whitening for results far superior to over the counter options.

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Meet Our Ellicott City, MD Dental Team

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We truly care about our patients, and offer a warm friendly environment providing advanced dentistry for the entire family.Read More

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Dr. Becker

Dr. Ray M. Becker, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

As one of Maryland’s top dentists, Dr. Becker brings his extensive education and experience to all facets of dentistry. Dr. Becker was one of the first dentists to use CEREC® technology, allowing him to offer one day dental restorations.

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What our patients say

The staff greeted me on arrival and got me in immediately. I had a cavity which required removal of a crown Doctor Becker removed the old crown, filled the cavity and created a new crown on the spot. I had some discomfort, but it was minimal.

-Dick C., Catonsville

Dr. Becker and staff are awesome. I cracked a tooth and they got me right in...fixed me up in no time and my tooth looks great!

-Sherry C., Ellicott City

I had my first milk shake without pain in years yesterday. Thank you!

-Annemarie M., Baltimore

As always, everything was perfect.

-Esther B., Westminster

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From Our Blog

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The scariest part of Halloween is the damage all that candy does to your teeth! Spooky plaque feeds off sugar, allowing it to rapidly spread and take over your mouth. Plaque buildup can cause gum disease, bad breath, sensitive teeth, and even tooth decay. Remember, plaque build up is like…

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Ellicott City, MD Dentist Dr. Ray M. Becker emphasizes the importance of striving to keep your…

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No matter how careful and thorough you are with maintaining your daily oral care, at some…

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