At Howard County Smiles in Ellicott City, our goal is to give each patient the best experience possible. We do this by providing exceptional service and gentle dental care.
What to Expect
A beautiful smile begins with a healthy smile. That’s why we take a proactive approach to preventative dental care. Your first visit will begin with a new patient exam and consultation with Dr. Becker. You’ll have a chance to talk to the dentist about your dental and medical history as well as your dental concerns and goals. If you need cosmetic or restorative dental treatment, we’ll design a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.
Our dental examinations typically include:
- Periodontal screening for gum disease
- Oral cancer screening
- TMJ and bite analysis
- Digital dental x-rays
- Professional dental cleaning
New Dental Patient FAQs
What should I bring to my first dental appointment?
We suggest you take a few minutes before your first dental appointment to download and fill out our patient forms. Please bring your dental insurance information with you as well.
Does Dr. Becker accept dental insurance?
Yes, we accept nearly all dental insurance plans. While we don’t participate in any managed care dental plans, we can still provide you with dental treatment and assist you with the claims process. Many of our patients see us as an out-of-network provider and still maximize their insurance benefits.
Do you see children?
Yes, Dr. Becker is a family dentist and we welcome children to our Ellicott City dentist office. The American Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts. Bringing children to the dentist at a young age helps them feel more comfortable and relaxed. We generally begin providing routine care for children (every six months) at age 3.