Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

12 Tips to Help You Find Your New Dentist

Dentist Selection

If you’ve recently moved to the area, or you need to find a provider who is in your insurance plan’s network, finding a dentist in Baltimore who meets your family’s needs can be a daunting task. First, determine what type of care your household requires. General or family dentists are listed as Doctors of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctors of Dental Medicine (DMD). Specialists such as endodontists and pediatric dentists may be listed under a different heading in phone or online directories. When you have narrowed your list of local dentists in Baltimore to the ones who meet your criteria, it’s time to ask a few questions. Plan to interview each prospective dentist by phone or in person to determine who the best candidates are.

Here are twelve tips to help you in your search for affordable dentists in Baltimore:

  1. Ask about the dentist’s experience, education, and credentials—particularly if you need specialized types of dental care such as cosmetic or pediatric dentistry.
  2. Find out how long the dentist has been treating patients.
  3. Determine how the dentist handles after-hours and weekend emergencies.
  4. Find out how the dentist refers patients when the work required exceeds his or her capabilities.
  5. Before making a commitment to a particular dentist, explore the available treatment options and procedures that would solve your dental problem, and compare what treatments are offered by different dentists.
  6. Ask the dentist if they participate in continuing education.
  7. Ask what options are offered to improve patient comfort. Examples include conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, pre-medication, music and heating pads.
  8. Ask the dentist if dental lasers or other advanced technologies are utilized at the practice.
  9. If you are seeking cosmetic procedures like veneers or professional whitening, ask your dentist for before-and-after photos of work on previous patients.
  10. Determine the costs of any treatments and procedures you may need; anesthesia and facility fees may be billed separately.
  11. Ask about payment options for out-of-pocket expenses.
  12. Talk with the clinic’s staff. Choosing a dentist with a friendly, knowledgeable staff will improve your quality of care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 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 of Cross Keys, 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 of Cross Keys.

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Office staff is so nice and technician was kind as well – I don’t like dental visits but it helps a lot when you feel welcomed.
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The extraction was done without complications and staff was courteous.
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The Doctor was outstanding-staff professional, takes time to discuss financial aspect of care-display of caring for the customer very visible
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Professional staff, aesthetically pleasing environment, Dr. /patient interaction respectful, informative and assuring.
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The staff at Dental One is amazing! I did not have my insurance information with me, so Tanika and another staff member assisted me by calling my insurance company and had me assigned to the office […]
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Problem was diagnosed and I was referred on to next steps. I asked plenty of questions and they were answered. I also appreciated that the office slipped me in, as my problem was acute and it seemed […]
David E.
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Esther P.
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Timothy K.
This was my first visit to dental one but I really enjoyed the hospitality of Ms. Louise..her customer service was on point although i had to be referred to see an endodontist at another location.
Ida M.
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Esther P.
Dr. Hashim and the staff are incredibly patient, knowledgeable and caring.
Nicholas J.
On time. Everything done in a timely, friendly manner.
Dean H.
I pride myself on cleanliness and your office is very clean. Even when you are speaking with the receptionist and pan behind the desk, it is clean. The team that sits up front is so professional and […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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