Welcome to Dr. Walter Mazzella’s dental office. Dr. Mazzella and our dental team work with patients to find the right smile treatments. Our routine dental care, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dental treatments improve oral health, renew tooth function, and enhance the smile’s aesthetics. Patient education is also an important aspect of regular oral health care. We encourage our patients to communicate any concerns or ask questions about their treatment options. Here, discover patient information for new and current patients who visit our Woodstock, MD, dental office. We will review what happens during first patient visits and answer questions many patients have about our dental office.
Your First Dental Visit
Your initial visit is the time for you to become acquainted with our staff, ask any questions you may have, and get familiar with our office policies and procedures. At your initial visit, we will perform a comprehensive exam that will include a review of your medical and dental history, any necessary x-rays, periodontal (gum) exam, hard tissue (teeth) exam, oral cancer screening, and an explanation of your detailed treatment plan specific to your dental needs.
Please keep in mind that the new patient exam appointment is separate from your first visit with the hygienist. Though you may be able to schedule these appointments back-to-back, we prefer to schedule your new patient exam appointment separately from your appointment with the hygienist in order for the doctor to complete a full examination of your periodontal health and better determine the amount of time needed and a number of appointments necessary with the hygienist.
For your first visit to our office please bring a valid form of ID, the completed new patient forms that you can find on our website, a medication list, and your dental insurance card. Bringing any x-rays or dental history reports from your previous office will help make this appointment go more smoothly.
We welcome patients to learn about our office, dentists, and more on our website:
New Patient Q&A
Here we will answer commonly asked questions from new patients:
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Dr. Mazzella and his team welcome new patients from Howard County. Call (410) 559-9951 or request an appointment on our website.
What do I do if I have dental anxiety?
Our practice is a friendly, judgment-free space where all patients can receive care. Please call our office before your next visit if you require accommodation.
Are you handicap-accessible?
Our office can see all kinds of handicapped patients. We have no stairs and can easily accommodate patients in a wheelchair. Please call our office with any concerns.
What if I have an allergy to latex?
We are a latex-free facility.
Can I still visit the dentist if I’m pregnant?
Yes, we encourage pregnant women to continue to get regular dental cleanings. Sometimes, hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase women’s chance of developing problems like gum inflammation and disease. Gingivitis is a precursor to gum disease marked by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Pregnant women can also be at an increased risk of developing cavities or holes in teeth caused by tooth decay. Please let us know if you are pregnant so we can help you combat these common oral health problems.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Mazzella online. You may also contact our office by calling (410) 559-9951. Don’t hesitate to ask our team any questions you may have about treatment. We’re here to help. We serve patients from Ellicott City, Marriottsville, Woodstock, and other communities in Howard County.