Find answers to commonly asked questions here!
Are you a dentist near me that is accepting new patients?
Columbia, MD family dentist, Dr. Ray Becker, is always happy to welcome you and your family as new patients. Contact our Howard County dentist office near you at 410.415.9013 or schedule an appointment online.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Howard County Smiles accepts assignment of benefits from most dental insurance companies. Currently, we are In-Network with select plans. We will always assist you in any way we can to get the most of your insurance benefits for you and your family.
Payment is expected at the time of service. Dr. Becker will discuss the costs associated with your treatment and can create a phased treatment plan to fit your budget while ensuring you receive the dentistry you need. We also offer third party financing through CareCredit.
Does Dr. Becker see children and young patients?
Yes, we are a family dentist and we see children as well as adults. We suggest bringing children to our Columbia, MD dentist office for a visit to meet the dentist and tour our office. Children need routine care just like adults, Dr. Becker recommends that children age 3 and up see the dentist every 6 months for a dental cleaning and exam. This will help prevent tooth decay and other common childhood dental problems.
Do you place dental implants?
Dr. Becker will coordinate the surgical phase of treatment with a local oral surgeon and the final restoration will be placed in his Howard County dental office.
Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?
Yes, Dr. Becker is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and has completed extensive post graduate training in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Our cosmetic dentistry treatment plans are designed to meet your individual needs, goals and budget.
Do you treat snoring and sleep apnea?
Yes, one of Dr. Becker’s special interests is in the treatment of sleep related breathing disorders. With his advanced training and certification, Dr. Becker can provide lasting relief from snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.