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Dental Anxiety


We take dental anxiety and patient comfort seriously at Odenton Family Dental Care.

Whatever caused you or a family member to have dental anxiety, you know how important dental care is to a person’s general health. At the Odenton Family Dental Care, we will discuss your fears and work with you to ensure you have the dental care you need in an environment that feels comfortable and anxiety-free.

  • In addition to dentistry, Dr. Mark Gasbara studied dental anesthesiology so that he would be fully qualified to offer IV sedation to patients who suffer from dental anxiety.
  • It is our job as dental professionals to understand dental anxiety and make every patient as comfortable as possible.
  • We don’t judge our patients or scold them for not coming in sooner.
  • We don’t focus on why you have dental problems; we focus on fixing problems and preventing new problems.

Using IV sedation, we can, if the patient prefers, perform extensive work in one visit rather than in multiple visits. Dr. Gasbara and his assistant watch patients carefully, whether sedated or non-sedated, for any sign of discomfort.

Call 410-551-4600 and ask for an appointment.

Tell us about any fears you may have – fear of pain, extensive dental work, costs of dental work, dental problems that embarrass you. Whatever your concern, you can be sure we will listen to you, respect your concerns, and work to alleviate those concerns. You are also welcome to contact us by email.


“I have been Dr. Gasbara’s patient for over 15 years. Dr. Gasbara is not only a doctor for my teeth, but he makes me feel like a part of his family. With my English, it is hard to explain what I need but he already knows about what he has to do. Whenever I need Dr. Gasbara he is always there for me, that is why I drive a long way to see him, it is worth it and valuable to the health of my teeth. His staff is wonderful!!! Their personalities are always kind and make me feel comfortable.”


S.P., from Potomac, MD

Dr. Mark Gasbara
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    • Monday: 10:00 AM − 5:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 12:00 PM − 8:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 10:00 AM − 4:00 PM
    • Thursday: 12:00 PM − 5:00 PM
    • Friday: Closed
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    Mark J. Gasbara D.D.S.

    1215 Annapolis Road, Suite 208, Odenton, MD 21113
    Phone: (410) 551-4600
    Fax: 410-674-5551

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