Dr. Joel Nathanson, DMD

Dr. Joel Nathanson, DMD

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Joel I. Nathanson, D.M.D., M.A.G.D. 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 dental experience possible 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 the first dentist in Maryland to receive post-doctoral training at the prestigious Lee Institute for Bioesthetic Dentistry in San Francisco. He was also the first general dentist in Baltimore County to institute WaterLase® "No Shot, No Drill" dental care in his practice. In 2007, Dr. Nathanson received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, an international organization comprised of over 35,000 dentists dedicated to improving patient care through continuing education. Less than 1% of all practicing dentists ever achieve Mastership in the Academy. He has performed over 1,500 hours of continuing education and still attends courses on a regular basis. Dr. Nathanson is a founding Elite Member of Dental Sleep Masters and is a member of the following organizations: • American Dental Association• American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine• Maryland Academy of General Dentistry• The World Clinical Laser Institute FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and CareCredit, Payment Plans (in-office)

Nathanson Dental

5 Shawan Rd Ste 2

Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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Accepted insurance

  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental

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Care Philosophy

Dentistry is something we are passionate about. A lot of people identify dentistry with being painful-it doesn't have to be! Making patients as comfortable as possible is a major objective of our practice. From the moment a patient walks through our door, it is my desire that they not only feel safe and comfortable, but know how much we genuinely care- our patients are family. We always seek to deliver exceptional care and strive to successfully give you the best that dentistry has to offer.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Family Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Periodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Discoloration (Resistant to Whitening)
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dentures
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Root Planing
  • Lesion Removal
  • Mouthguards
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Six Month Smiles
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment


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Background Check

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  • Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Pennsylvania / School Of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • American Dental Association
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • American Sleep and Breathing Academy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Dental Sleep Masters
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • The Academy Of General Dentistry
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • World Clinical Laser Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Academy Of General Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 2007

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Nathanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nathanson to family and friends
based on 115 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Nathanson's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Baltimore MD |
Very caring, attentive staff. Thorough exam, takes time to answer questions. Highly recommend this practice!!
in MD |
Great experience... almost makes you feel like pitching a tent... very friendly staff and very knowledgeable... great hospitality... now I'm just waiting on the magic to my mouth to occur
in Timonium MD |
Family friendly, clean, upbeat and respectful staff - this is by far the best dentist I have ever visited. They did not originally accept my insurance, but I stuck with them because of these reasons. Not only that, I can trust the Dr's on their diagnosis, and I have not been able to say that about my past experiences with other dentists.
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  • Delta Dental
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