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Howard County Smiles

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Dr. Ray Becker is a family dentist in Columbia, Maryland. Our office provides comprehensive general dentistry services for children and adults as well as cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental treatments. Dr. Becker is one of the most qualified dentists in Maryland for the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders. He has incorporated advanced dental technology into his practice to provide accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment for everything from preventive care to complex dental issues.

At Howard County Smiles in Columbia, we truly care about our patients, and offer a warm, friendly environment, providing advanced dentistry for the entire family. Dr. Ray Becker and his staff consider themselves a partner in their patients’ overall health care, understanding and emphasizing the connection between dental health and overall well being.

Dr. Becker and his staff are passionate about delivering the highest possible standard of care, dedicating hours every year to continuing education and training in order to provide the latest treatment options.

He spares no expense in time, technology, or efforts to deliver a high standard of care to his patients. All of the education in the world cannot surpass the importance of applying it in a compassionate environment that focuses on the patients’ individual needs.


Dental services

General Dentistry
gum disease treatment, teeth cleaning, tmj treatment, sleep apnea treatment, dentistry for children, root canal therapy

Cosmetic Dentistry
porcelain veneers, invisalign, tooth whitening, tooth bonding, CEREC dental crowns

Restorative Dentistry
dental implants, dental crown, dental bridge, dentures, CEREC teeth in a day

Contact Howard County Smiles

Type: Dental clinic
Country: United States
Address: Ellicott City, 8894 Stanford Blvd Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21045-5162
Telephone: 410-730-4674
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Working hours
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Dr. Ray Becker
Howard County Smiles
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Howard County Smiles Team

Dr. Ray Becker

Dr. Ray Becker


Dr. Ray Becker is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving the families of Ellicott City and surrounding communities. He offers comprehensive dental services for children and adults and is experienced in all aspects of dentistry, with special interests in cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, restorative dentistry, sleep apnea and Invisalign.
Education and Accomplishments

Dr. Becker is a life long resident of Maryland. He grew up in Carroll County and graduated from Westminster High School in 1978. He attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where he graduated Cum Laude in Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental studies in 1982. He then studied Dentistry at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (University of Maryland Dental School) in 1986.

Dr. Becker strongly believes in the value of continuing education. He obtains many hundreds of hours in accredited CE courses each year throughout the world. Evidence of that dedication towards continuing education is his receipt of the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1995. Fewer than 5% of active members in the Academy of General Dentistry (whose membership mandates active, ongoing pursuit of CE) achieve that status. This rigorous standard far exceeds the basic requirements for maintaining licensure.

Dr. Becker is a highly regarded and sought after international lecturer on the topics of CEREC® (one visit CAD/CIM crowns) and has been on the developmental team of Sirona (the manufacturer of CEREC®) developing the next generation of CAD/CIM technology since 2003. Dr. Becker was one of the original users of CEREC® in the entire United States (and first in State of Maryland) having used the system since 1991.

Recently, Dr. Becker has taken on the role as the sole international interpretation and certifying instructor for the Total BioPAK® system. Total BioPAK® includes the Tscan 3® system from TekScan which analyzes the bite far more accurately than with ‘carbon paper’ alone. Dr. Becker is one of only a few dentists in the area using these advanced technologies for better diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of uncomfortable bites, restorations, occlusion, or temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD/TMJ) issues.

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