Our Philosophy

A Beautiful Practice For All Your Dental Needs

Caring and Expert Staff

Above all, the staff at Howard County Family Dentistry is dedicated to making the most positive experience possible for our patients. We'll put you at ease the moment you walk through our doors and the quality of our work will speak volumes about our quality of service. We continually pursue excellence through education, personal and team growth, and the use of leading-edge technology. This kind of commitment among our staff is uncommon in most dental practices today.

Quality of Restorative Dentistry

Howard County Family Dentistry performs the highest quality restorative dentistry that is, porcelain fillings, crowns, and bridges. The quality of our restorative dentistry far exceeds the expectations of our patients. Some dentists place fillings in teeth to fill holes or make crowns that stick out like sore thumbs. But in our program, people will never know you've had dental work done. In fact, they'll probably just comment on how much happier and younger you look!

We use the cutting-edge techniques combined with the highest quality and durable materials that will last 30 years or longer. And we're so confident in the level of service we provide we're not afraid to stand behind it. Therefore, we offer a guarantee on all sealants, fillings, crowns, bridges and other restorative procedures. We take great pride in our work and we want our patients to be 100 percent satisfied with the results.

We Focus on Prevention

At Howard County Family Dentistry we are made up of mostly families we focus fundamentally on prevention. One thing that dentists have come to learn over the past 50 years is that prevention works. But the proof is always in the pudding and in our practice well over 90 percent of the children enter adulthood without a single cavity and only about 10 percent of patients who follow our program require one or two simple fillings.

We're a Kid's Place

Howard County Family Dentistry is very sensitive to the unique needs of children in our practice. Our number one goal is for children to have a positive experience so that they grow into adulthood with healthy dental attitudes. Therefore, our Maryland dental office generally recommends children visit our office between the ages two and three for an initial exam.  Then we take them on a playful tour of the office and give out masks, mirrors, and gloves so they can go home and practice dentistry on their mommies and daddies. After a quick check in their mouth, they're sent up to the front desk to draw a prize or two from the kiddie prize box. Usually, by age three, we've got them comfortable enough to sit in the chair for a comprehensive exam and cleaning.

Howard County Family Dentistry also regularly host field trips from local preschools to make sure children's dental experiences get started on the right foot.

We're a Coward's Place

We make a strong effort to ensure that all of your visits with us are pleasant and pain free. Just one experience with us and you'll know there's a difference when it comes to caring and comfort. If you could see how some of our three and four year olds take local injections without a peep, you'll be impressed with Dr. Fenlon's gentle nature and steady hand.

Cutting Edge Technology

When you come to visit our Howard County Maryland Family Dental office, you'll see a number of cutting-edge tools that have changed the future of dentistry. These invaluable new tools help make your visit painless and worry-free and allow us to be far more conservative in controlling cavities than ever before.

Gone are the days of large amalgam (metal) fillings in children and adults. With our new high tech laser, we can find tiny amounts of decay beginning in teeth sooner than ever before. Then, we use our exciting new air abrasion unit to painlessly wipe away the decay without the use of injections or drills or large fillings.

With our intra-oral camera, you can see pictures of your mouth enlarged on a TV screen in the exam room. We can also take an instant picture to send to the insurance company or for you to take home. Everyone, especially parents of small children, love this camera because it lets you better understand exactly what's happening in your mouth, which makes a visit to our Howard County Maryland Dental Office enjoyable.

Cosmetic Dentistry

More than ever before, we're seeing patients who want to have a straight, white, and attractive smile. Because of the tremendous advances in technology, you don't have to live with discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth any longer. By using one of the best dental labs in the region and the highest quality materials, we specialize in creating a cosmetic makeover with porcelain veneers, bonding, crowns, and bridges. And our new whitening procedures are so easy, comfortable, and effective, more and more patients are taking advantage of this new treatment.

Warmth and Comfort of Our Office

When you enter our Howard County Maryland Dental office, you're treated like one of the family. Our warm and comfortable reception area feels more like a living room than dental office. As a first-time patient, we'll take you on a tour of the office and introduce you to all the staff from our office manager to our dental assistant. 

Long-term Value and Accountability

More than ever before, we find our patients are seeking value and accountability from their dentist. And we have a real reputation in the community for superior quality work coupled with honesty and commitment and this keeps people coming back.

It's simply astounding the number of patients who started with Howard County Family Dentistry 30 years ago who are still with the practice today. And now we look after the dental health of their children and even in some cases their grandchildren. Now, that's real long-term accountability!

Call our Howard County MD office TODAY at (410) 442-2800!!

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