Dental One Associates at Beltway
7650 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

Choosing the Ideal Dentist for Your Needs

Dentist Selection

Seeing a dentist at least twice a year is critical to your overall dental health, now and in the future. A relationship with a dental professional is one of the most important healthcare connections you will ever make, so it really does pay to be diligent in your search for the best possible fit. If you are among those who have been stymied on the topic of how to find a dentist who really suits your needs, the following information should be helpful.

Several useful pointers have been compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) to help you start building a list of prospective dentists in Baltimore. A good first step is to review the MouthHealthy.org website and use its Find-a-Dentist feature. It is also a good idea to ask for personal recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. Your personal physician or local pharmacist may also be willing to provide you with trustworthy referrals to dentists.

Narrowing the list of potential candidates can be challenging, and it makes sense to speak to multiple dentists before making your final choice. Not every practice is a good fit for every patient, so it is important to consider things such as proximity of the office to your home or business, whether the dentist has office hours that suit your schedule, and whether you find the environment to be neat and clean. Try to learn more about each dentist’s philosophy regarding preventive dentistry to see if it meshes with your own.

Ask questions about fees for common procedures and whether or not the dentist is willing to establish payment plans for particularly costly or unexpected dental work. It also is important to determine whether a prospective dentist accepts your dental insurance plan.

When comparing affordable dentists in your area, you may be wondering if there is a difference between dentists with DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) after their names. They are essentially the same designation, and dentists with either credential have completed the same degree of study and clinical training and have passed stringent written exams and licensing requirements. Furthermore, all dentists must complete continuing education classes throughout their careers to stay current with treatment techniques and innovations.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway.

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Patient Reviews
Extremely professional and friendly staff ! I had my orthodontic treatment recently and was impressed by Dr. Sagafi! She was wonderful and caring and always paid attention to my needs and worked with […]
Lisa D.
The care of that my mother was provided was very good. Both the doctor and the staff we’re very gracious and dealing with an 80 year old woman who has Alzheimer’s.
Madeline M.
Marie the hygienist is amazing. She is the most thorough, friendly person I’ve ever been seen by. I was also examined by DR. Patel afterwards. He is so nice. Even the staff is friendly. I was […]
Christa M.
Shannon is awesome! She knew who we were and told the receptionist. She has bee so helpful with billing issues.
Caralina S.
Friendly staff, no wait time,
Richard B.
Overall customer service. Caring, friendly, professional staff. The dentist is very thorough.
Michelle J.
The service was great
Sabrina M.
Awesome dentist that attended to she took the time to show me what is going on with my dental health and gave me my options to improve my dental health and appearance.
Bradley S.
Amazing Dental Office. I don’t like dentist at all. But coming here they make you feel comfortable and I will continue to go here for my dental needs. I would recommend them 100%.
Mitsi4mee07
Marie is the most thorough dental hygienist that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She does outstanding work with adult and pediatric clients alike. I actually look forward to my dentist […]
Theresa A.
The best experience I have ever had in attending to my oral hygiene!
Dana M.
The people are really nice and they all do great work.
Michael B.
The friendliness and professionalism of the staff.
Yvette D.
Overall everyone and evrything was nice. Clean environment!
Wanda B.
Hygienist was friendly, well informed and professional
Sherry C.
Friendly and helpful. I was in pain, and the office was able to help me with insurance issues and to get me into the office the same day.
Janet P.
Always a pleasant atmosphere, great dental work and reasonable prices.
Edgar S.
The hygienist was amazing!
Marcia K.
Everyone in the office is very professional and friendly. I love Marie, my hygentist, she is the best!!!
Deborah B.
Was able to extract problem tooth with a 200% effort
Charles K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (410) 775-5536
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