Halliburton Family Dentistry is an Ellicott City, MD office dedicated to the health and wellness of patients of all ages. Dr. Denise Halliburton and her dental team collaborate with patients as individuals. Working one-on-one with patients allows Dr. Halliburton and her team to better understand the specific needs of the patient. They work toward a dental solution by taking the dental history, budget, oral health goals, and current health needs of each patient into account.
On this page, you will find patient information for our dental office. Below you can learn what to expect at your first dental visit and answers to questions about our office.
Your First Visit
During your first visit to our office, we will provide:
- Comprehensive dental exam
- Dental cleaning
- Digital x-rays
- Gum disease screening
- Oral cancer screening
Prior to your first visit, we will ask you to send us dental history forms from your previous dentist to our office. Please bring your dental insurance information with you at your appointment. We also offer an in-house insurance plan for your convenience.
For your first dental cleaning, a dental hygienist will use specialized dental tools to clean the teeth and gums. Typically, a dental cleaning is completed in less than 45 minutes. Routine dental cleanings include light scaling, root planing, and polishing.
Scaling and root planing are preventative treatments used to prevent gum disease. Used in tandem, scaling and root planing remove plaque and tartar buildup from the tooth surface. Then, polishing smooths the teeth. We recommend a dental cleaning bi-annually, or every six months to keep tooth and gum decay at bay.
Learn about Dr. Halliburton, her dental services, and the payment and insurance options she offers her patients below:
- Dr. Denise Halliburton
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- General Dentistry
- Payment and Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
Read answers to common questions many patients have about our dental practice:
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes, we work with patients to help them maximize their insurance benefits. We also provide an in-house insurance plan for patients without insurance. Our team can help patients determine the best treatment depending on their goals and budget. We want patients to feel comfortable receiving dental care that fits within their budget.
Is your dental office accepting new patients?
Yes, we are welcoming new patients from Ellicott City, Columbia, Elkridge, and the Howard County area. Call our office at 443.232.0656 or schedule an appointment with our team on our website. Let us know if you have any concerns about your next appointment, and we can accommodate you.
Are you a family dentist?
Yes, we treat patients of all ages and can see multiple members of your family at once to accommodate your busy schedule. From pediatric to geriatric patients, our office can help.
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend that patients visit our office for a routine appointment every six months or twice a year. Some patients may require more frequent visits if they are more prone to problems like dental infections and cavities. After a consultation, our team will recommend a schedule for you to fit your specific oral health needs. We will let you know if you require frequent visits, especially if you have just undergone dental treatment.
What do I do in the event of a dental emergency?
Contact our office immediately for an appointment if you have a dental emergency. We will see you as soon as possible. Common emergencies that we treat in our office include severe tooth pain, excessive bleeding, knocked-out teeth, and broken dental restorations. Do not try to treat your dental emergency on your own. Call our office so you can receive professional treatment right away.
Contact Our Dental Office
Request a dental appointment with Dr. Halliburton and her team on our website. You can also call Halliburton Family Dentistry at 443.232.0656. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.