Your First Visit to our Dentist

Visiting the dentist isn’t at the top of our list at times, and we wait until we have a toothache or have another dental issue to visit our dentist. This is not a good decision, as it can complicate your condition and later require extensive treatment. Visiting our dentist should be scheduled routinely to treat and maintain your oral health. Therefore, after your first visit, it’s recommended to visit our dentist every few months to keep looking and feeling great!

Smile Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Initial Visit

Consultations are a great opportunity for you to meet our dentist and get to know our staff. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.

Finding a new dental office can often be a challenge. Fortunately, Dental Care of Columbia in Columbia, Maryland can satisfy all your dental needs. The following will provide you with a detailed guide outlining what to expect from your first visit to our dental office.

Paper Work


You have the option of completing the following new patient paperwork prior to your first appointment to ensure an expedient visit. Click the following link to download our new patient forms:  

New Patient Form

Comprehensive Exam


All first-time patients have to undergo a comprehensive exam. This includes a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. The more details you provide, the easier it will be for our dentist evaluate your situation. 

X-Ray


X-rays are a way of diagnosing problems that are not easily visible. These include tooth decay, abscesses, impacted teeth and jawbone damage. The details x-rays provide could make all the difference for your overall oral hygiene. Our dentist may also recommend a panoramic radiograph. The dental imaging technique provides a complete visual of your jaws, which helps in pinpointing any damage that tooth decay may have caused to the bone.

Treatment Plan


Once the comprehensive exam and x-rays are complete, our dentist will provide you with solutions to your dental problems. Through a comprehensive treatment plan, we can resolve the problems that are adversely affecting your oral hygiene. Since each treatment plan is developed based on your specific needs, it is imperative that you are clear about your expectations from the start.

Sometimes it can be easy to forget about a dental appointment due to stress about our daily lives. But now you do not have to worry about remembering this one little detail. Our office will handle the stress for you by sending you a smile reminder about your next appointment via email or a SMS and even driving directions for your initial visit.

So call us at 410-465-8480 right away for an appointment or visit our office at your convinience. Our team is here to welcome you and will answer any questions you may have.