Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf
3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, MD 20602

Selecting the Perfect Dentist

Dentist Selection

Your oral health affects your confidence and even you general health, so finding the right dentist for you and your family is important. However, it can be confusing if you don’t know where to start. Thousands of affordable dentists across the country are accepting new patients. Some have specialized experience that you may need. Others may not accept your insurance plan. The one you think is perfect might not have office hours that will work with your schedule. The many variables can make selecting a dentist a daunting task.

Here are a few tips that can make sifting through the many options in your area a little easier:

Determine Your Dental Needs. First, be aware that dentists whose titles designate them as doctors of dental surgery (DDS) and those who are known as doctors of dental medicine (DMD) have the exact same qualifications and training. A general dentist may also be known as a cosmetic dentist or family dentist, but these titles do not reflect recognized dental specialties. In most cases, symptoms like toothache, jaw pain, bleeding gums, injury, or tooth decay do not require a specialist’s care. A general dentist can assess your needs after a comprehensive exam, and offer a referral if needed. A general dentist may also be qualified to perform treatments like wisdom tooth extractions and restorative procedures that specialists also perform.

Ask the Right Questions. Before making a final selection, ask prospective dentists the following five questions:

  1. What type of education, training, and experience do you have?
  2. How do you handle after-hours or weekend emergencies?
  3. What types of sedation options do you offer?
  4. What advanced technologies or equipment do you use?
  5. What insurance plans do you accept?

Identify Your Local Dental Resources. For information about local dental clinics and dentists, check with your local dental associations and read online reviews. You can also ask friends, coworkers, and neighbors for recommendations.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Waldorf, call Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf today at (301) 861-0665 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Waldorf. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I wasn’t scheduled for an appointment but was overdue. I was there with my mother who had an appt. so she checked to see if any were available and there was. I was seen right away and received […]
Dillon C.
Great and pleasant experience! First time going with my 12 year old. Friendly staff. I will make this our permanent dentist office!
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All around good experience
William E.
This dental group is A1. The staff are very professional
Money W.
Friendly, great work and ensured my comfort the entire visit.
Donieshia T.
Office staff, assistants and dentist were all very kind and accommodating.
Christine A.
Dr. Berry is great and all of the office staff
Danny J.
I was taken back to the office shortly after my arrival and the treatment received was courteous, friendly and professional.
Kim B.
every thing in this office is professional they explain what they are going to do and take the time to care
Lisa G.
I have been a client/ patient here for nearly 20 years. Very friendly dentist and staff!
Robert T.
The staff. Donna Ash and Dr. Lasher are the best. Front desk staff are always pleasant and efficient.
Patrick M.
Dr. Lasher is the reason I have been a patient for many years. He is an exceptional dentist.
Helen G.
Overall excellence in all services
Michael G.
Have had wonderful care with Dr Lasher over a span of 20+ yrs
Pamela T.
Always a good experience.
Denise W.
We enjoyed the new Dr. Berry on staff.. I was very appreciative that he was and is able to take care of my sons’ dental needs.
Denise S.
The overall dental office atmosphere was outstanding. The dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and excellent job on all levels from each staff and Dr. Harriman.
Faith S.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Donna is excellent, upbeat, friendly and informative!
Naomi C.
Dr. Lasher and his team quickly diagnosed my problem. He and his team are kind and professional.
Lois K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (301) 861-0665
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