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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff always makes me feel comfortable. Everyone is so nice. Dr.Patel is an amazing dentist. I would definitely recommend this dentist office!
Tammy B.
The best experience I have ever had in attending to my oral hygiene!
Dana M.
My filling was done quick and I felt absolutely nothing during the procedure nor after. He did a great job!
Tiffany S.
The service was great everyone was very nice. My doctor was gentle pulling my teeth.
Vera A.
The staff is very nice and always make you feel comfortable. Dr. Patel is great! Couldn’t ask for a better dentist!
Tammy B.
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.
Hygienist Marie always makes my visit quick and informative. She is very knowledgeable and does a great job.
Latoya B.
Staff was amazing and treated me very well.
Richard R.
Hygienist was friendly, well informed and professional
Sherry C.
Dental hygienist was very personable and did a great cleaning
Ashley C.
I love when I come here. And Ms Denise cleaned my teeth she did a great job, gave additional advice. Very nice and sensitive to the fact my jaw was recently broken!!
Tynisha S.
Ms. Shannon, Ms. Denise and Dr. Patel were all very nice and informative.
Ann C.
Extremely personable staff! Short wait times! Email reminders for your appointments! Just outstanding!
Tim L.
Friendly staff, no wait time,
Richard B.
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.
Everyone was pleasant and helpful. I watch for a genuine smiles, and if appropriate a sense of humor. This was a brief visit, but did have a challenge in receiving some x-rays which was handled with […]
Carolyn G.
Customer service, customer care, attentive, polite, inviting as you walk in the door.
Toyia B.
They are very friendly and nice.
Anice E.
Awesome customer service,comfortable,and personable.
Jason D.
I am always satisfied with the services provided by Dental One Associates
Dennis C.
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 - 3:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (410) 775-5536
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