Dental One Associates at Steeplechase
9141 Alaking Court, Suite 107, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Learning to Cope with Your Dental Fears


For most people, going to the dentist, although far from enjoyable, is just a normal requirement for maintaining good oral health. But for the 20% of the population who fear the dentist, even the thought of a routine cleaning can send them into a panic attack. The Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, which treats children and adults with severe dental fears, recently found that as many as two-thirds of these people have had a previous bad experience that left them wary of the dentist chair. As a result, they ignore their dental care until serious consequences force them to overcome their concerns.

It’s not hard to understand how a negative experience could cause dental fears, but neglecting going to the dentist is the wrong way to deal with them. If you don’t get routine professional dental care, you increase your chances of dental problems, which could cause you to have to spend more time and money at your family dentistry office in the future.

Dentists know that some patients have serious dental fears, so many have created calming offices that feature movies, soothing music, and paintings to distract nervous patients during procedures and help them relax. Often, they can provide mild sedation to those patients who have severe dental fears.

A caring, affordable dentist in Capitol Heights can alleviate your dental fears by explaining the treatment in detail so you know what to expect, and will arrange for you to signal if you feel uncomfortable during the procedure, so treatment can be stopped to give you a brief break.

Parents who have dental fears should hide their anxiety from their children so the kids can be taught that professional dental care is a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. They should make the family dentistry experience a positive one, but let their children know that even though they may feel slight discomfort during their dentist visit, they’ll end up with healthier teeth and gums.

You can find a compassionate, affordable dentist in Capitol Heights who is sensitive to dental fears and will provide the gentle dental care you need.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Capitol Heights, call Dental One Associates at Steeplechase today at (240) 392-3983 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Capitol Heights. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Steeplechase, 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 Dental One Associates at Steeplechase. 

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Patient Reviews
The Staff was beyond accommodating, compassionate yet professional at their task.
Janice H.
The staff are always pleasant, you seldom have to wait over 15-20 mins. after your appointment is scheduled and the dental tech always discuss your mouth care and answers your questions.
Ireatha R.
Great fast service
Major R.
The staff was super friendly very attentive, calm me because I was nervous I went there for an extraction I called my insurance company to make them my regular dentist office. I can’t thank y’all […]
Tynia F.
I was given thorough details concerning my teeth as well as a thorough well-understood explanation of the interventions and treatment I will receive.
Sybil C.
First time coming to this office, everyone was very professional and very nice. I do not like the dentist AT ALL, but I’ll be coming back. :-)
Brianna B.
I love the professionalism, quick efficient service and DR Okoro is the best dentist I’ve ever had. Great bedside manner!!
Olubukola A.
This office is exceptional. Every time I come here I am treated to a professional experience from Dr. Wilson and his staff. The dental hygienist Dion does a thorough job of making sure that my teeth […]
Ahmad G.
Dental One Associates is great. I love Dr. Wilson, he’s very professional. If you’ve had your teeth cleaned by Dionne, you were in very caring hands. She’s wonderful. The front staff is always […]
Jackie T.
The doctor and her assistant were great. I had a tooth extracted without any pain or complications. A day later I still barely felt any discomfort.
Ethel B.
Excellent customer service the doctor explained each procedure
Anthony H.
I had an emergency dental problem and the office was quick to respond and give me an appointment the same day and the dentist was very attentive and informative for my issue.
Yvette H.
The whole team starting with the receptionist, hygienist, dentist and biller (Ms. Sheila, Ms. Dionne, Dr. Wilson and Ms. Barbara) are always friendly, courteous, kind, respectful and FRIENDLY. I […]
Tanya G.
Great staff. Ms.barara and Ms.sheila. They have a lot of patience with customers who come in and need assistance with their heath plan. I admire them so much. All Doc.offices need staff like them.
Janie S.
They made me feel comfortable.. I’m not a dentist person but this office I had no problem with.
Doreatha J.
Awesome Establishment. I will be glad to refer the professional, knowledgeable and fabulous staff. Thank you for your great care!
Elainena E.
Friendliness and professionalism of entire staff from dentist to receptionist.
Claudia H.
Dr. Wilson, Linne, and the assisting team at the Capitol Heights location were the best. I had several needles for my procedure and felt nothing. I am a 60+ retiree and have had extensive dental work […]
Alice C.
The staff are nice and friendly and Dr. Okoro was amazing.
Chukwuemeka O.
Quick, efficient, and comfortable service
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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