Baltimore dentists drill away dental woes
Whether you live in Columbia, Ellicott City or Annapolis, you’re looking for great service, especially regarding your family’s dental care.
Here’s the latest Post of Happiness for great service from Baltimore dentists as selected by the Angie’s List Newsroom staff.
A crowning achievement
Kristi Ellefson is all smiles, thanks to Dr. Sun Park of Odenton, Md. “Dr. Park is an excellent dentist,” she says. “His professional manner is outstanding. He does not rush and listens exceptionally well. I have had no issues at all with the crown he made and inserted.
"He took his time to make sure my bite was correct before I left," she says. "I am very pleased with Dr. Park and his staff and will continue to use his services.”
A dentist with chairside manner
The staff at K. Michael Murphy and Associates of Baltimore laid Erin Chrest’s dental worries to rest. “I had a toothache related to silver fillings that were more than 17 years old,” Chrest says. “I needed the old silver fillings drilled out of two teeth, a new filling and crown put on one tooth and a resin filling in the other. Dr. Alexandra Welzel was fantastic.
"I’m someone with a fair amount of anxiety about going to the dentist, which is why I didn’t take care of this issue until it became urgent, and Dr. Welzel was very compassionate," she says. "From delivering the first Novocain shot to the last moment of installing the crown, she explained what she was doing, constantly checked in with me to see how I was feeling and worked efficiently and thoroughly. On top of it all, she was naturally funny and cheerful. She had a great bedside manner that put me completely at ease.”
Speaking the patient's language
Arnie Breidenbaugh gives his highest praises to Dr. Steven Haywood of Lutherville-Timonium, Md. “From the second you walk in the door, it is apparent that this is a class operation,” he says. “Dr. Haywood is the most considerate dentist I have ever used. He is very aware of pain and takes extra steps to minimize the discomfort of dental work.
"In addition, I have never felt so confident in a dentist prior to being treated by Dr. Haywood," Breidenbaugh says. "He explains everything he does and takes the time to answer all my questions in language I understand.”
Alexander Berberian appreciates the dedication that Dr. Alan Kline of Annapolis, Md. shows his patients. “I’ve seen Dr. Kline for 8 years now,” he says. “Val Knickerbocker is a great hygienist. She is gentle on my teeth. She always remembers me and my family and what is going on in our lives. My wife sees her as well.
"Dr. Kline is a really nice dentist," he adds. "He’s replaced some of my old fillings and I never felt a thing. He doesn’t do unnecessary work. Just like Val, he remembers my family and things we’ve been doing. The office is a real hidden gem. I highly recommend going.”
About Posts of Happiness
At Angie’s List, we regularly hear from members who are ecstatic about outstanding service received from the companies they’ve hired. We think such great service deserves recognition, which is why we feature Posts of Happiness.
We ask our members for nominations when they rate companies with A's in every category. To qualify, a review must be at least 500 characters about a company's actual work (not just an estimate) and members need to assure us that they'd hire again.
After a nomination, our staff selects the most outstanding stories to feature. If we choose your nomination, your review will appear in our monthly magazine and even right here on our website.