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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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

Dr. Becker

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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Professional, welcoming, and friendly environment much different from other dental visits I have experienced.

-Terrah, Ellicott City

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

Thanks once again, Dr Becker, for saving one of my teeth! I had fully expected for you to tell me that I'd need an implant, but you made my day this past Friday by saving my tooth. Not only did you save my tooth but you saved me the expense and time of having to deal with an implant. And the fact that you do your own lab work makes getting a crown so much easier than having to wait several weeks for a lab to return a crown that might not fit. Pretty awesome! Margaret is too!

-Betsy H., Columbia

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From Our Blog

TMJ..Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options by

Suffering with frequent headaches? Jaw pain? Difficulty chewing? You may have a Temporomandibular disorder (TMD), or bite disorder, commonly called TMJ. TMJ, which means temporomandibular joint, is a dental health condition where the chewing muscles within the mouth are greatly affected in functionality. These are located near the joints between…

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How to Deal with Bad Breath.. by

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common complaint and can be caused by a…

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Understanding Restorative Dentistry by

Restorative dentistry is the foundation for keeping the natural teeth healthy and functional for as long…

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