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What Happens at a Routine Dental Exam?
Scheduling regular dental exams is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We want you to have a smile that you are proud to show off. Dentists can catch small issues before they become expensive emergencies. If you have a dental concern, we will address your issue first and offer a comprehensive dental exam on your subsequent visit. Your exam will include:
- An inspection of all of your teeth for decay, chips and cracks
- A check for loose teeth
- An evaluation of your gum health
- An inspection of existing restorations
- A screening for signs of oral cancer
- A check for evidence that you grind your teeth
After your dental exam, your dentist will tell you what he or she found and suggest treatment. We will always tell you if recommended treatments are necessary or elective. For a comprehensive dental exam in Columbia, contact us to make an appointment. We welcome new patients to our friendly dental practice.
Where Do I Get Teeth Cleanings and Gum Disease Treatment?
Even if you take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. If you’re not diligent about your dental hygiene, a teeth cleaning is even more important. After your cleaning, your teeth will look significantly brighter, and teeth cleanings are important for your oral health as well as cosmetic reasons. Removing plaque and tartar helps prevent cavities and gum disease, two common dental diseases. Most patients find a dental cleaning painless.
Gum disease will start as gingivitis, characterized by gums that bleed easily and are bright red, not a healthy pink color. Gingivitis is usually reversible with a dental cleaning and improved oral hygiene. Untreated gingivitis may turn into periodontal disease. If your gums recede, you will most likely need periodontal treatment to save your teeth. When you have advanced gum disease and don’t get treatment, bacteria eats away at the support structure of your teeth until they become loose. We offer treatments for periodontal disease that can stop the damage.
Why Should I Worry About Getting an Oral Cancer Screening?
Oral cancer can be deadly; almost 10,000 people die from it each year. These are usually individuals who were not diagnosed until their cancer was in its later stages. You should make it a priority to have a screening for oral cancer because the disease is highly treatable if caught early. A screening literally only takes a few minutes, it is painless and your dentist will perform the screening as part of your dental check-up. A screening for oral cancer can literally save your life. Call us immediately if you notice a sore that hasn’t healed after several weeks, rough patches of skin or whitish patches in your mouth.
If you’re looking for a dental practice where you can get a cleaning, a dental exam in Columbia and screening for mouth cancer in one no-hassle visit, call us to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Wright is very proffesional and was awesome I am giving him personally 5 stars for how he explains what is wrong, what needs to be done, and he is painless he did an amazing job so far have to go back for the implant in a few months would highly reccomend him to anyone who needs this procedure
I have been with Dr. Pahk and Maxine since 2015. Although I haven’t visit in some time, everything from waiting in the room to being seen was exactly how I want to be treated. Both Pahk and Maxine take their time and educate me while being in their care. I really appreciate the service I receive each time I come to Dental One. Thank you for all that you do – you really make a differenc…
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She is also a terrific hygienist. Together, this makes for a worthwhile experience and one worth writing about. Finally, special kudos to her for doing an outstanding job connecting with my daughter and mot…
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there smiling. Not to mention Dr. Wright is truly in the right profession – a great Doctor! We always have the utmost confidence in his work and expertise.
Dr. Chao with Dentsl One Associates treated me as though I was a close relative; and she wanted that relative to experience no discomfort. I had been severely traumatized by a different dentist 28 years ago and could not enter a dental office. After Consultation with my Psych physician and Dr. Chao compassion, expertise and high quality care made it possible for me to accept treatment from Dr. Cha…
The dentist took extra care in cleaning my teeth. it had been a few years since my last cleaning. The solution he used to numb my mouth was great. I had two appointments to clean half of my mouth at a time. Now that I have had my teeth cleaned, I plan to take care of them so that my next visit will be a breeze.
Deann is excellent
Very credible and competent dental staff. Convenient hours
Friendly knowledgeable helpful staff. A dentist who took the time and effort to explain things and to get more done sooner and faster.
The staff is always lovely and the doctors are top notch. I highly recommend Dental One Associates in Columbia as I have had nothing but positive appointments and interactions with all staff members.
Dental One of Columbia has a fantastic staff from the doctors, assistants, and office. I have seen Dr. Khleif for a few procedures now. I was very nervous at first but he explained the process and was compassionate during each procedure. His assistants are wonderful, too! I will continue to spread the word of how wonderful Dental One is.Thank you for making my experiences positive!
Dee Ann is a marvelous dental assistant. I would recommend her to anyone.
Everyone was very nice. Oustanding service!
I love my hygienist and assistant. Maxine and Mina are awesome. They educate me on proper dental care and answer my questions. They are always professional, kind and courteous. My wait times are minimal. I just love the staff!
Clean office friendly knowledgeable staff.
Dental One Associates of Columbia is excellent. Today my wait time was under a minute. I love the education and feedback I get from my dental hygienist, Maxine Jenkins. She has taught me to take excellent care of my teeth and rated my oral hygiene at my appointment today as outstanding. Everyone is kind and professional and the office is always clean. I love my dental staff Mina, Maxine and Dr. Ch…
Seema is a great hygienist at the Columbia office. Very thorough and professional.
I’m a new patient and have had a wonderful experience thus far. I’ve generally always avoided going to the dentist, but the Dental One staff made my recent experience a relatively pleasant one (toothaches are never a pleasant experience, no matter how amazing the dentist is . . . ) Everyone from the front desk staff, to the dental assistants, and dentists were pleasant,professional, an…
friendly staff many of whom have been there for years
Well organized. I like my dentist.
Staff was respectful and did a great job
Prompt and courteous service.
Friendly courteous professional staff.
I love everyone at this office! Everyone is so kind an companionate and truly care about their patients and making the bad dental experience a good one!
I appreciate the professionalism and thorough nature of your providers.
Nice dentist and assistants
My hygienist is friendly and knowledgeable.
Very nice staff that seem very skilled in all areas.
Great service and atmosphere, The dentist and the assistant was very knowledgeable and comforting
The gum specialist- Dr. Khleif- and Pat- his assistant- were wonderful. I was hesitant about having this procedure done. They were both reassuring, patient, professional, and highly skilled. I was truly impressed. They made a difficult experience as easy as possible. They were a terrific team.
Dr Chao she’s amazing
Professional and caring staff; I have been coming to the practice for over 20 years.
Professional staff, clean offices and predictable outcomes.
Professionalism of the staff
My experience with Dental One has been excellent.
Nice and friendly staff
I like the work the dental tech does.
nice hygienist & helpful office staff
Very comfortable with Dr. Asher.
everyone is friendly & the doctors are so professional
Expertise and courtesy of dentist. Cleanliness of office.
Dr Burrow’s made me feel comfortable. She was humming a song the entire time she extracted my tooth.
Lisa is great!
Dental hygienist Dee Ann King and Dr. Shehab are very competent, friendly and very professional.
because the staff and doctor listened to me and my concerns. they were gentle and i didn’t feel rushed.
Great service. Great advice. No cavities!
Quick and professional
I’ve been a patient of Dental One for years. Dr. Zand, CT, and Shannon are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I had to have a root canal. The procedure was thoroughly explained and throughout Dr. Zand ensured I was pain-free. The procedure, from start to finish, lasted around 40 minutes. It was completely pain free and I’ve had no post-procedure issues. I would highly recommend…
Quick, friendly, professional
Excellent cleaning experience
Deanna is why I come back. Hands down, the best dental hygienist in town. She rocks!
Because you do not over-treat, are not overly aggressive in treatment, and you do not overcharge.
Dental One’s staff is very professional with just enough friendly. They treat you with respect and dignity. They always explain before they do something. They make you feel comfortable. Thank you so much.
Everyone is always friendly and helpful. The hygienists often even remember me, even though they only see me twice a year and probably see a ton of patients in that time. So that makes you feel like they rally care.
DeeAnn is a very good hygienist, very caring
Excellent advice and care for individual
I have been with Dental One for probably 40 years and always received excellent service. I have suggested this practice to many people.
Friendly, professional, competent service
Aide was able to give a great explanation of a crown/cap and show me a model to answer all of my questions. Ended up not needed one but he did a great job calming my fears!
Been a customer for 17 years. Excellent service. First rate
i am a first time patient. My Dr. was AMAZING and his assistant as well!
Always had great experiences there.
Awesome experience when i brought my son for annual and emergency dental treatment. Dentist was patient, caring, sympathetic, and compassionate.
Started on time; very professional care.
Everything was wonderful. I don’t have any complaints.
Dr. Chao and her crew were so helpful and were great about explaining all of the process to me that I felt very comfortable. They went the extra mile to make sure that I remained that way while I was in the chair undergoing my dual crown and filling procedures. The process was much better than I had anticipated and I will be back to this office for my next dental service need.
I’ve always had good service and the staff is friendly and helpful
Real-world people who know their profession and are good at it.
My doctor was very nice and professional. Made me feel safe and comfortable.
I had a deep cleaning, (my first one) and something that I feared because of all the feedback from co-workers and others. The staff here is very professional and friendly. The deep cleaning was painless to me due to a good dental hygienist that really cared and made sure I was not uncomfortable throughout the entire process.
Friendly knowledgeable staff, it is a pleasure to visit
Dr kleiff and his assistant were extremely kind and caring and knew how nervous I was. They carefully explained everything to me even after I asked many questions to make sure I understood all my instructions. Thank you to both for taking the extra time with me.
Very Professional and efficient.
Always friendly staff. Timely appointments. I really like the late afternoon schedulings availability.
Caring dentists. Accessible when I need services.
Pleasant, efficient, and knowledgable staff.
Efficient office, excellent hygienist and doctors.
I was a walk in on August 28th. I was experiencing pain in a molar. Not only did I get a chance to see my doctor, but I was able to get a much needed cleaning taken care of.
The dental office staff, dental staff, etc. are all terrific!
Experience has been positive.
The staff is always very professional and nice. No wait time when I arrived for my appointment.
Dr Khleif, Pat and staff are very professional and very friendly. Explains procedures so that you are able to understand and make adequate decisions.
I was very pleased with my care! They were friendly and very informative. Excellent staff and Dentist.
The office is very professional. I have great confidence with my dentist.
My wait time is always minimal and the dentist and his assistant are awesome!!
Top experience in all respects, especially my dental hygienist Marcine en Dr. Pahk.
The staff- including front office staff, dental hygienist, everyone!
I think Dr. Pak is a special person & has a great rapport with his patients
been going to Dental One Associates (in Columbia, MD) for many years. Great/smooth check-in and check out at receptionists desk. Great service.
Exceptional job kudos to Seema
Doctors handle any problem with patients.
OMG. I love my new teeth. I had a total mouth reconstruction by Dr. Wright. It was a long process but worth it. I have beautiful teeth and I just can’t stop smiling.
Very accommodating and flexible. Rescheduled my cleaning while I was off from work. I didn’t get my medication refilled in time to premed for that. appointment. Cancelled appointment. Rescheduled for later in the day as my prescription was filled later that morning. Everyone was nice. My hygntist was great. Thorough cleaning.
Fast, friendly service.
The dentist was knowledgeable, confident, and exceptionally friendly and down-to-earth. The office was clean, the staff were clean and professional, and the prices are reasonable.
Fast and courteous service.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE DOES EXIST!!! Not only has the staff at Dental One in Columbia MD mastered their craft. They differently have your best interest at heart. They provide total transparency with every step of your treatment and their first concern is your comfort and understanding of your process of care. I’m NAMING NAMES: Dr. Wright – perfection on every standard of care. And…
Awesome fast service and clean place. I had a tooth extracted and everything went well.
I have been going here for awhile now and while I always get nervous and a bit jittery they do well with calming me down. They performed my wisdom tooth removal well and haven’t had any problems with it since its removal over a year ago; my checkups/cleanings have been amazing with my dental hygienist. I normally always have the same one and I hope I continue too she is amazing =)
I loved my dental hygienist. She seems to take extra care of keeping my mouth clean and wiping out from under the games even though it is slightly uncomfortable and she makes me laugh a bit.
I have no complaints
Everything was well explained and the visit went as well as it could have.
Deeann was amazing. She allayed all of my concerns. Never made me feel bad because of the condition of my teeth or fear of dentists. Gave me good ideas to improve my oral hygiene. I was worried for nothing.
Absolutely every staff member I interacted with, from the time I arrived to the time I left, was absolutely very nice, respectful and extremely professional yet friendly.
My hygienist Seema is thorough yet gentle and always concerned about my comfort. I’m fortunate to have Seema and Dr. Wright.
Great services always clean and keeps it professional !!!
The customer service is very friendly and informative. The dental professionals are very understanding, accommodating and comforting.
Excellent service; caring , compassionate technicians; and knowledgeable doctor.
My Hygienist was patient, and pleasant. I felt at ease and not tensed as I had before.
very thorough dental work
Although I am not a fan dental work (who is), this was truly a great experience. Dr. Zand and Dr. CT were the best. As soon as I walked in their office, they made me feel comfortable about getting a root canal. As terrified as I was, they continuously assured me everything would be fine. They were 200% correct and I experience very, very little discomfort (a needle is going to pinch no matter what…
I don’t recall giving this score. Maybe, I accidently selected a 5 while a 9 is more likely my intent.
When I first began coming to the office I was very apprehensive about going to the dentist due to previous bad experiences. However, my attitude has completely changed since coming to dental one at Columbia. Everyone in the office is excellent. I mean everyone. The attitudes and the professionalism are great.
Maxine is the best!
I always get excellent care from Maxine when I have my regular hygiene appointments. She makes it a pleasant experience to come to the dentist and most people can’t say that.
I’m satisfied with your service
Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and caring staff!
Very professional and congenial service. I really appreciated.
Maxine and Brianna are amazing and they always treat me so well!!
The receptionist was nice, service was prompt without an abnormal waiting time and the doctor explained and discussed the problems with my teeth.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Quick direct service.
The dental hygienist was very good
On this particular visit I saw the dental hygienist, She was friendly, thorough and took the time to explain everything she did on this visit as well as the treatments she would be performing on future visits.
Always careful and thoughtful service.
No wait time, friendly staff and professional care.
Maxine gives focused, friendly and efficient service while being professional.
Great office staff. Extremely efficient, helpful and caring. Excellent patient care Mary W
My hygienist is awesome
The hygentist I had was excellent and Dr Wright is excellent as well
Have developed a good relationship with Dr. Daniel Pahk and hygienist Seema
Dr. Asher is amazing, calm & trustworthy when I was anxious about my procedure.
The dental surgeon was very straightforward with everything. His assistants were very helpful and kept me at ease
We have been coming to your office since it opened and we are happy with the people and the services.
Awesome staff and dentist. My endodontist was amazing! Dr. Zand and C.T. were great!!
Maxine J is always a pleasure to see! She doesn’t cause me any pain while getting my teeth cleaned. She educated me on proper flossing and brushing. Dr Shahob is also very caring and extremely knowlidgable and explains everything in depth.
Overall friendliness of the staff. Thorough explanation of future treatment and why it needs to be done.
Dr Asher was great, informative and professional. Teeth extraction could not have gone better.
Friendly and timely staff!!!! Amazing experience even for the dentist!!!!!
State-of-the-art facility with all the most advanced technology and knowledgeable dentists. Recommended treatment plans are laid out and an easy-to-follow matter with complete explanations
Dr. Asher is very professional and did a wonderful job removing a tooth. Couldn’t have been better!