At Howard County Smiles in Ellicott City, we truly care about our patients, and offer a warm, friendly environment, providing advanced dentistry for the entire family. Dr. Becker and his staff consider themselves a partner in their patients’ overall health care, understanding and emphasizing the connection between dental health and overall well being.
Dr. Becker and his staff are 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.
Colleen- Office Manager
Colleen has been involved with Howard County Smiles since 1993. Prior to working here she was an ICU nurse at Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Her career has always been in the healthcare field. Colleen’s goal is to continually work towards growing and improving the patient care experience at Howard County Smiles and making it our patient’s long term dental home. She loves seeing how we are able to so positively impact a patients life by improving their smile. Colleen has 3 wonderful children, Michael, Breanna and Alexis. During her free time she enjoys time with her husband, Ray and cycling, yoga, reading and camping.
Margaret- Clinical Manager
Margaret is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She moved to the Columbia area in 1985. After staying home with her 2 children, Brent and Brooke for 5 years she decided to check back into the workforce. Margaret feels she was very fortunate to have found Dr. Becker who at the time had only been in private practice for a year and was in need of an assistant. Dr. Becker taught Margaret everything she knows about dentistry and feels so blessed to still be working as his right hand over 25 years later. In her spare time, Margaret loves spending time with her children, 2 precious grandsons, Cole and Bryce and sightseeing on the back of a Harley.
Janelle graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene in 2014 after completing a Bachelors course at BYU in Exercise Science. She is originally from Henderson, Nevada, and has always been a fan of the warm weather. Janelle enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, family and friends. She also likes to run, cook, swim, and wakeboard. Janelle loves her job as a hygienist. Her favorite part is getting to know people from all different walks of life and helping them understand how to better take care of their teeth. Growing up as the daughter of a dentist she’s been around dentistry almost her entire life!
Becky- Patient Coordinator
Becky is so happy to be working at Howard County Smiles! She has been working in the dental field for many… many years both as an assistant and front desk. Becky is an honored to work with Dr. Becker and his staff.
When Becky isn’t at work, she enjoys traveling and reading. Becky’s greatest accomplishment has been raising her 2 amazing children whose company she enjoys immensely! Her youngest is Mittens, a blue Russian cat. He is the ruler to us all!
Brie has been an assistant and lab technician for Howard County Smiles for about 4 years now. A recent graduate of JMU, Brie uses her degree in studio art every day at work.
In her free time, Brie enjoys spending time with friends and family being outdoors and drawing. She will be applying to dental school in the summer.
Chandni- Dental Hygienist
Chandni graduated from the University of California Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. After marrying her amazing husband, she moved to New Hampshire where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010. Chandni loves working as a hygienist. She enjoys building relationships with all her patients, which also allows her to help them improve their oral health.
Chandni is originally from California and her husband from England, together have two amazing children that are her world. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling and watching movies.
Jillynda- Patient Coordinator
Jillynda is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Throughout her early childhood, she knew that she would one day work in the medical and/or dental field. Well, she did both when she joined the Coast Guard in 1989. She spent 24 years of active duty service, with 23 of those years working in both of those fields. She retired from the Coast Guard in 2013. She feels fortunate to have found a new work home with a wonderful dental family at Howard County Smiles.
Jillynda has been blessed with three beautiful daughters who are the sunshine in her life. During her time off, Jillynda finds enjoyment going to antique show, taking photographs of nature and spending time with her feet in the sand at the beach.
Randall- Dental Hygienist
My name is Randall and I am happy to be at Howard County Smiles. I graduated from dental hygiene school in Honolulu, Hawaii. I was living on the island with my husband, Alex who is on active duty in the Army. After a few years, our family moved back stateside and we’ve been living in Maryland ever since.
I am so grateful to have found a place in an office that is willing to let me utilize my skills and grow. Another great aspect of working at Howard County Smiles is that the team member treats our patients and one another like family.
When I’m not at work, I am busy chasing my 4-year-old-son, Owen, around the house. He is a ham and the life of the party. Our daughter, Alejandra Isabella was born on March 17th. Our weekends are often spent learning more about the area and enjoying playing with our two dogs. Lily, our white husky, and Jack our Jack Russel Terrier.