As one of Maryland’s top dentists, Dr. Ray 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. Dr. Becker is currently the longest continuous user of CEREC technology in the world, having completed over 45,000 restorations for patients with a wide range of needs. Dr. Becker is an internationally sought after keynote speaker on CEREC technology and other topics related to dentistry.
We incorporate state-of-the-art dental technology to help improve the patient experience including 3-D printing, and laser dentistry.Learn More
3-D printing provides precise and natural looking dental restorations on site at our Ellicott City, MD dentist office.Learn More
Proactive dentistry: providing long term results instead of a short term fix for your dental concerns.Learn More
Advanced technology for state of the art restorations completed during a single visit.Learn More
Laser dentistry provides minimally invasive treatments of the gums and teeth, reducing down times and improving results.Learn More
Dr. Becker uses T-Scan and advanced diagnostic technology to evaluate your bite and restore comfort and function.Learn More
Digitally designed clear aligners help realign crooked teeth and help patients achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.Learn More
Replace missing teeth with a secure, natural-looking option that will give you back the confidence to speak and enjoy your favorite foods.Learn More
Dr. Becker offers oral appliance therapy as an alternative to the CPAP for patients diagnosed with sleep apnea.Learn More
Howard County Smiles in Columbia, MD has built a reputation on relationship dentistry. Watch our patient testimonial videos to learn more about the patient experience in our office and how we can solve your dental problems or cosmetic concerns.View Testimonials
Tricia came to Dr. Becker with a damaged jaw due to previous trauma. She was experiencing chronic pain in her jaw that was affecting the quality of her life. Dr. Becker used a combination of Invisalign clear aligners to straighten her teeth and occlusal adjustments to realign her jaw.Watch Video
Dr. Becker helped Mark save time and money through the use of advanced dental technology. Our Ellicott City, MD dentist office is equipped with CEREC same-day dentistry for the convenience of our patients. Dr. Becker treated Mark’s cosmetic and restorative dental concerns by securing a dental bridge to replace his missing teeth.Watch Video
Roni was experiencing chronic headaches that caused her to miss work and were diminishing her quality of life. After a comprehensive and personalized consultation, Dr. Becker designed a custom oral appliance for Roni to wear during sleep. Roni has experienced a 98% reduction in headaches after wearing her custom mouth guard. Dr. Becker is a leading Ellicott City Dentist for the treatment of TMJ related pain.Watch Video
Richard and his family have been patients of Dr. Becker’s for years. Dr. Becker has helped Richard address a range of cosmetic and restorative dental health concerns. Through comprehensive and complete dental care, Dr. Becker has treated Richard's cosmetic dental concerns while ensuring that the root of his oral health issues are addressed. With a custom-fit oral sleep device, Dr. Becker was able to help prevent further damage to Richard’s teeth and gums.Watch Video
Betsy came to Dr. Becker because she was experiencing tension headaches and jaw pain. Through a comprehensive dental exam and personalized treatment planning, Dr. Becker determined Betsy needed oral sleep appliance and Invisalign. Betsy experienced almost immediate relief.Watch Video
We are moving! Our new office in Howard County will be a state-of-the-art dental center providing the same exceptional and compassionate dentistry you have come to expect from Howard County Smiles. Dr. Ray Becker has incorporated leading-edge technology into our new location for the benefit of our patients.
Designed with the patient experience in mind, Dr. Becker has worked with industry leaders in ergonomics to create a comfortable office environment. Advanced digital imaging, 3-D printing capability, laser dentistry and CEREC in house CAD/CAM technology will enhance and improve all aspects of the patient experience.
Our new dental office is convenient to many communities in and around Howard County, including Ellicott City, Columbia, Elkridge, and Laurel. We welcome new patients and offer a unique style of comprehensive, relationship dentistry focused on identifying your needs and meeting your goals with personalized dental care. From disease prevention to advanced diagnostics and treatment for complex concerns, our office is your local dental home for all of your oral health care needs.
5 out of 5 stars
Elated to have found this new dentist. The care and concern they put forth for every patient goes above and beyond your "standard" dental visit. The first consultation is 1.5 hours, to make sure they know all your medical history and medications, to make sure that's not playing a factor into your dental work. From the consultation, to genuine care…
5 out of 5 stars
I am extremely appreciative of my experience at Howard County Smiles! I was in the middle of a crown procedure that I needed finished and time was of the essence. I googled dentists that can make their own crowns in 1 day and Howard County Smiles came up. I called them for a free consultation and from that first phone…
5 out of 5 stars
Dr Becker and all of his staff are wonderful. They care about your visit from the time you get there, until you leave. Dr Becker is the most competent and knowledgeable dentist that I have ever seen, always thinking about the entire dental treatment plan, not just a temporary fixes! They are also very mindful of the costs and the…