It has been my privilege to provide dental care to individuals and families in the Odenton area for the past 30 years. Because of the trust my patients place in me, my associate Dr. Arafalies, and in my staff, I feel a responsibility to deliver the best possible care to each and every patient. The success my staff and I have enjoyed over the past 30 years is based on one thing – our commitment to each patient. I am proud that many of our patients have been with us for years, some traveling from Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, D.C.,
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.
The heart of our practice is the many families who come to our office from the Odenton area, from as far as Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and beyond. We welcome patients of all ages. Dr. Mark Gasbara is a proud father of five children himself. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood. Children who learn good dental hygiene at an early age tend to be encouraged to maintain good dental habits and are more likely to carry those healthy habits into adulthood. Dental care is most effective when it begins in childhood.