At Howard County Smiles in Columbia, MD, we truly care about our patients and offer a warm, friendly environment, providing advanced dentistry for the entire family. Our staff consider themselves partners in their patients’ overall health care, understanding and emphasizing the connection between dental health and overall well-being.
Our dental care team is passionate about delivering the highest possible standard of care, dedicating hours every year to continuing education and training in order to provide the latest treatment options.
He spares no expense in time, technology, or efforts to deliver a high standard of care to his patients. All of the education in the world cannot surpass the importance of applying it in a compassionate environment that focuses on the patients’ individual needs.
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Our family dentist office serves Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, and surrounding communities and is located in the Stanford Overlook building adjacent to the Stanford Grill. Our newly renovated and state-of-the-art dental office is convenient to both Columbia Mall.
At our family and cosmetic dentist office, we believe that the dental health needs of a patient are best served when the doctor and patient work as a team. We want our patients to be informed and educated about dental problems and treatment options because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being.
For over 28 years, Dr. Ray Becker, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. has listened to his patients’ dental health and cosmetic concerns, responding with the best treatment options for their particular needs as a family dentist serving patients in Howard County and many surrounding areas.
Whether you require a little dentistry or a lot, our team co-diagnose and treatment plan every patient to make sure the patient’s individual goals are met. With the help of our highly professional staff, they also follow up to make sure that dental issues are addressed, symptoms are resolved and both dental and overall health improves.
We emphasize the important role that dentistry plays in maintaining both oral health and overall health, educating patients on the “mouth-body” connection. A nutritious diet, good oral hygiene, and a healthy lifestyle are all components of dental health and physical well-being.
Advanced Dental Technology
Dental technology has enabled modern dentistry to provide more accurate results with fewer side effects and less downtime. In many cases, incorporating the use of technology can reduce the number of visits to the dentist and save patients money in the long run. We use some of the latest dental technology in our Howard County dentist office:
- Laser dentistry: dental lasers can be used for a wide range of treatments, including periodontal therapy
- CEREC: same-day restorations are made possible with this CAD/CAM technology
- Digital dental impressions: uses blue wavelength light to precisely capture the unique nooks and crannies of your tooth’s surface and make a highly accurate 3D digital model
- Digital x-rays: significantly reduce radiation exposure
- Anesthesia wand: a “magic” wand because it doesn’t look like a typical injection and it works even better by making the entire process virtually painless.
At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs® to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs® is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Advanced Dental Services in Columbia, MD
Dr. Becker is a highly regarded and internationally recognized dentist, and a leader and educator on CEREC, offering highly esthetic ceramic restorations. This unique technology enables us to offer the convenience of same-day crowns and other dental restorations, saving patients both time and money.
As the international certifying instructor for Total BioPAK and Tekscan, we have incorporated this advanced technology for better diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of uncomfortable bites, restorations, occlusion, or temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD/TMJ) issues.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation Today
Our office is family-oriented offering dentistry for children as well as adults. Whether you are looking for a family dentist in Columbia, for general dentistry, or need an experienced dentist for full mouth reconstruction, you can find it all with Howard County Smiles. Call today for your consultation (410) 415-9013 or schedule an appointment online.