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Transformed Smiles & Changed Lives

“My dentist highly recommended Dr. Sanker. He cited him as being a very experienced and reputable cosmetic dentist and had witnessed the dramatic changes evident in the smile of Dr. Sanker’s patients. Dr. Sanker and his entire staff worked extraordinarily hard to make sure that I was comfortable at all times. I cannot even articulate the kindness and understanding I was shown by every single member of the dental practice. As Dr. Sanker had promised, my new smile was completed, and it was more than I ever could have imagined. The response by my friends and family has been amazing.”

“I have been a dental assistant for 25+ years, have worked for various dentists and temped for Dr. Sanker a few summers ago when one of his employees went on a long vacation. He is by far one of the top 2 dentists I have worked with. He is brilliant, a perfectionist, and has a kind, professional bedside manner with patients. I have found my dentist until he decides to retire! His office and staff are exceptionally nice and professional, also. In my opinion, he is the best in the area! He really cares about his work and uses the best products and dental labs, too.”

“For years I was really self-conscious about my smile. I felt like ‘snaggle-tooth’…there was a space between my 2 front teeth, and one tooth was longer than the other. Dr. Sanker performed a dental miracle by shaping and bonding my front teeth to give me the smile I have today. This procedure has also improved my bite. I am extremely pleased with the results of the bonding which was a fraction of the cost of porcelain veneers. I now have confidence in my smile!”

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Trust Your smile to an expert

When it comes to rebuilding strong and lifelike teeth that can be relied on, Dr. Sanker’s skills are truly second to none here in the Rockville area and nearby communities. He is a faculty member at the University of Maryland Dental School, has taken countless advanced training courses in specialty dentistry, and has been voted as one of Washington Magazine’s top Prosthodontists by his peers for several years in a row. With over 30 years of experience in Prosthodontics, he is happy to assist dentists and patients who are in need of everything from emergency dentistry to dental implants.

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Why You Should See a Prosthodontist

Prosthodontists like Dr. Sanker are dental specialists who treat problems involving the restoration of missing teeth and/or nearby jaw structures. They undergo advanced training for an additional 3 years beyond dental school in a variety of important services to provide the highest quality of care possible. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry with a focus on implants, crowns, and dentures are just some of the services included in their areas of expertise.

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Modern Dentistry With 30+ Years of Expertise

In order to deliver the best possible care to our patients, Dr. Sanker invests in the industry’s most advanced technology. He stays at the forefront of innovation, using devices and software that many other practices simply don’t have. For instance, the Trios digital scanner eliminates the need for goopy impressions, which can cause gagging and be inaccurate. Through our digital smile design software, we can give you a preview of how your smile will look after treatment. In addition, our soft tissue laser results in nearly pain-free periodontal treatments, and our 3D cone beam scanner enables Dr. Sanker to plan for complex procedures like dental implants with more precision. In every way, we make your dental visits more efficient, more comfortable, and just better all around!

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"Meticulous. Wait times are minimal. Results are spectacular."

Consumer from Silver Spring, MD Apr 17, 2020

"... great hands highly skilled great communication capability -- not the lowest prices, but you get what you pay for good staff."

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Beautiful Results that Last a Lifetime

Whether our patients are in need of a state-of-the-art tooth replacement with dental implants, are interested in sedation dentistry to battle dental-related anxiety, or want to undergo a complete smile makeover with veneers, Dr. Sanker’s expertise can be wholeheartedly relied on. Our practice in your area is home to a wide variety of affordable services with strong rehabilitative and aesthetic benefits, and we look forward to helping each visitor determine the best path forward for their unique goals.

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Our nearby Rockville team works hard to make the financial aspects of each patient’s treatment plan as simple to navigate as possible. Not only do we welcome dental insurance, but we will always personally file insurance claims in order to streamline the process and maximize deserved benefits to their fullest extent as well. No insurance? Affordable, low-interest payment plans through CareCredit can also be arranged for added convenience. If you have any questions or need help understanding the cost of your dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact our office!

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How COVID-19 Can Affect Your Dental Health

Our own Dr. Robert Sanker was recently interviewed by Dr. David Doman for the Montgomery Municipal Cable show, Housecall. In it, Dr. Sanker talks about how COVID-19 has affected people’s at-home dental care and overall oral health, and he shares the American Dental Association’s recommendations for how to look after your teeth during this unique time. They also discuss the increase in oral cancer & the use of amalgam/silver in dentistry, dental implants, and much more.

Dental FAQs Answered!

No two dentists are exactly alike, which is why it can feel a bit overwhelming to visit a dentist for the first time when you don’t know what to expect. If you have questions, feel free to contact our office and we’ll be more than happy to help. In the meantime, we have included some frequently asked questions that we often receive regarding visiting the dentist.

How Do I Get Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency dentistry is one of the most important types of dental care that we offer. After all, it helps our patients get out of pain and back to having healthy smiles. If you’re suffering from a dental emergency, try to remain calm and call us right away. More often than most, we’ll be able to schedule an appointment for you later that same day. Whether you have an excruciating toothache that requires root canal therapy, or a knocked-out tooth that needs replacing, our team is here to help.

What Do I Do If I Can’t Afford a Dentist?

We pride ourselves on offering quality dental care that is also affordable. If you have current dental insurance, we are happy to submit claims on your behalf and use our knowledge of the system to maximize the received benefits. Our team will review all important financial information with you before any actual treatment begins, including our estimate for how much your specific plan will cover and what your full total will be. If you ever have any questions or concerns, we’ll be happy to address them so that this process is free of unnecessary stress.

How Much Does a Dental Checkup and Cleaning Cost in Rockville, MD?

Because every single patient’s smile is different, we cannot provide an accurate cost estimate for a checkup and cleaning without knowing more information about your oral health. However, the vast majority of insurance policies will cover these appointments at 100%, making them very affordable if you have insurance. If you don’t, then you should know that the average cost of a dental checkup and cleaning in the United States is somewhere between $200 and $350. Keep in mind that these routine visits can prevent serious oral health problems down the road that require much more difficult and expensive treatments.

Can I Just Walk into a Dentist’s Office?

In most cases, no. At our office, we generally require appointments unless otherwise specified. The only exception would be in the case of dental emergencies, but we would still rather you give us a call and have us book a same-day appointment for you. Scheduled appointments are still necessary because they allow our dentists to prepare for your unique needs.

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You can find our practice conveniently located at 12250 Rockville Pike #210 in Rockville. However, since we are just a short drive from State Route 355 and I-270, we are convenient for patients looking for a dental practice near North Bethesda, Kensington, and Aspen Hill, too! We are located in the Federal Plaza area, near the Trader Joes. If you have any questions or need simple directions to our office, call us right away—we are happy to help!

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