Welcome to Our Practice
Dr. Alice Charland Bassford D.M.D., M.A.G.D.
Our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
When you have dental problems, you need to turn to a dentist who listens and responds … an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs … a friendly dentist who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our dental team meets all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.
We believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. That is why we’ve included an extensive section on this website covering the full array of topics associated with dentistry and dental diagnoses and treatments. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern about your dental needs and care.
Comfortable, Convenient Settings
The best care in the world doesn’t mean anything if you can’t access it. We strive to make our office as efficient and convenient as possible. Included in these web pages is information about our office, including maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment right here!
We hope you find this web site useful and invite you to contact us with your questions at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
To schedule an appointment at our Silver Spring practice, just give us a call at (301) 593-5500 and speak with a member of our team. If you’d prefer, you can also fill out a convenient contact form online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to meeting you!
In order to maintain a healthy smile, you should visit Dr. Bassford for cleanings and checkups at least twice a year. These visits will ensure that plaque and tartar don’t build up in your teeth, helping to prevent decay.
Your checkups also give Dr. Bassford a chance to detect problems such as cavities or oral cancer before they become severe. If you’re prone to dental issues, we may recommend that you come in more often.
At our Silver Spring dental practice, we strive to separate ourselves from the competition. Some unique benefits you can enjoy by choosing us include:
- CEREC technology for single-appointment porcelain crowns with no temporaries
- Digital X-rays for greater resolution and reduced radiation exposure
- Zoom Teeth Whitening for a bright, radiant smile in just one hour
- Invisalign® for clear, removable aligners that can straighten your teeth two times faster than metal braces.
- Performance Mouth Gear from UnderArmor for unmatched protection while playing sports.
|MONDAY:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|TUESDAY:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|WEDNESDAY:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|THURSDAY:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|SATURDAY:||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM | one Saturday per month (September through June)|