At Howard County Smiles in Columbia, 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.
We are a bi-lingual office, Jenna our lead dental assistant speaks Spanish to help assist our patients.
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.
Jillynda- Office Manager
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.
Amanda: Treatment Coordinator
Amanda is a Treatment Coordinator at Howard County Smiles. She strives to make the goals of our patients a reality. With her dental experience, she will help you understand all of your treatment options and maximize your insurance benefits to help you achieve your perfect smile!
You may also hear her time to time practicing her karaoke skills throughout the office. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking when the weather is nice, practicing yoga and reading in addition to spending quality time with her family and fur babies.
Lilly: Dental Hygienist
Lilly is one the dental hygienists at Howard County Smiles. She has been part of the team since June 2019. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Class of 2019, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene.
She currently lives in Baltimore, but grew up in Montgomery County with her big family (all 9 of them!). In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, outdoor recreation, and playing sports in social leagues in Baltimore. She is thrilled to have found such an amazing practice to work at that truly puts the patient first.
Come see the hygiene team for not only a brighter smile, but also help in working towards the best periodontal and overall oral health possible!
Jenna: Lead Dental Assistant
Habla Espanol! Bio coming soon!
Rachael: Dental Assistant
Rachael is a lifelong Marylander who joined the team in 2019 and has been assisting for 10 years. In her previous role for 6 years she worked in a large office with a variety of doctors in their respective specialties such as orthodontics and oral surgery.
She knew she had found her new home in Howard County Smiles when she saw the dedication to comprehensive care and the ability to use her multi speciality experience all under one roof. While not assisting Dr. Becker and the team, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and lifting weights. When in season, you’ll also find her watching the Ravens play on Football Sundays.
Breanna: Dental Assistant
Breanna has been a dental assistant at Howard County Smiles since July 2019. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but moved to Columbia, MD to attend Howard High School in Columbia. As of recently, Breanna is a student at Howard Community College pursuing her degree in Dental Hygiene. When not at work, she enjoys the beach, going to the movies, spending time at home, and taking her Yorkie, Cali to the dog park.
Colleen- Operations 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.