Welcome to Nathanson Dental

We want our patients to feel that they have been taken care of, so we offer a comfort menu; patients can watch movies and TV shows on Netflix, enjoy aromatherapy, and receive a warm towel. Our friendly dental team can also accommodate both English and Spanish speaking patients to ensure that your family’s unique needs are met.

Other comfort menu items include:

  • Neck and lumbar pillows
  • Blankets and throws
  • Dark glasses and comfort clicker
  • Hot and cold beverages
  • Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Warm lavender/lemon facial towels
  • Essential oils
  • Free WiFi

5 Shawan Road, Suite 2, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030

Meet Dr. Joel Nathanson

Dr. Joel I. Nathanson | Top Dentist | Hunt Valley MD

Joel I. Nathanson, DMD, MAGD, graduated from Columbia University and received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving a tour of duty as an officer in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, Dr. Nathanson began practicing comprehensive dental care in the Baltimore area in 1985.

A respected professional in his field, Dr. Nathanson aims to provide the best possible dental experience for his patients. His entire career has been a study in pursuing the highest and most advanced dental techniques and technologies for the benefit of his patients.

Dr. Nathanson is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the following organizations:

American Dental Association
Maryland State Dental Association
Maryland Academy of General Dentistry
Maryland Sleep Society
The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

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I believe

My sights have always been set on:

  • Giving a highly personalized experience to patients
  • Using the best technology to give the best results
  • Making them as comfortable as possible through the process because we know that a lot of people still identify dentistry with being painful—and it doesn’t have to be
  • Creating an environment where patients feel safe and comfortable and know that they’re going to get the benefit of the best technology (not necessarily the newest technology—i don’t jump on every bandwagon*)

*One of my lines is “we’re not really on the cutting edge, we’re on the leading edge.” We let other people be on the “cutting edge” and we learn from them and their experiences. On the cutting edge you tend to “bleed” a lot, and we don’t want to do that. We want to make sure that things are going to work before we offer them to our patients.

I just want to give patients an experience where, when they leave after an appointment, they feel that:

  • They’ve been well taken care of
  • That they’ve gotten the best that dentistry has to offer
  • That my staff is friendly
  • That we care about them
  • That we want them to have the best
  • We like them–just as they like us
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Featured Dental Services

in Hunt Valley, Maryland

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Dental Implants

Dental implants can be an ideal solution for tooth loss in the right circumstances. They are the only structurally complete tooth replacement available in modern dentistry.

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Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation is appealing to patients who are investing in cosmetic dentistry and also want to enhance the features surrounding their smiles.

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Invisalign straightens the teeth using a progressive series of clear, removable plastic trays to apply specific forces to the teeth and reposition them.

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that deprives a patient of adequate amounts of oxygen while they are sleeping, which compromises their health and quality of life.

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