Why Choose Us? - COLUMBIA, MD

Advanced Periodontal
Care to Reclaim
Your Smile

Above and Beyond Periodontal Care

When it comes to taking care of your gums and smile, we know you have many options. Rest assured, from our friendly front office staff to our team of skilled periodontists, your oral health is our number one priority. Leveraging state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind and extensive training, our practice has offered top-notch care in Columbia, MD since 1983. As you walk through our office, you’ll notice everything is clean, comfortable, and thoroughly sterilized. 

Additional small ways we show how much we care include calling patients after surgery and same-day appointments for emergencies. When you’re looking for a periodontist in Columbia, MD, we hope you’ll choose Columbia Center for Implants & Periodontics to give your gums and teeth the TLC they deserve. It’s our goal to provide the highest level of periodontal and dental implant care for a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime!

When you’re looking for a periodontist in Columbia, MD, we hope you’ll choose Columbia Center for Implants & Periodontics to give your gums and teeth the TLC they deserve.

The Columbia Center Advantage

Our periodontists have vast experience, including treating patients with severe gum disease or complex medical histories. We apply our knowledge and skills in a caring and gentle way to make you feel at ease while helping you achieve optimal oral health and a dream smile. These are just a few of the reasons how our practice stands out from the rest.

As periodontists, we received extensive training in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, oral inflammation, and placement of dental implants. In addition, we’re Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology and committed to advancing our skills through continuing education courses, including at the prestigious, world renowned Seattle-based Kois Center. Our periodontists also lead and participate in study clubs and are members of many regional and national professional organizations.

The practice of periodontics and implant dentistry is constantly evolving, and we believe our patients deserve the benefits provided by state-of-the-art technology. As such, we’ve invested in dental technology that delivers streamlined precision care, including a CBCT 3D scanner, intraoral digital scanner, and ultrasonic surgical instruments. We leverage the innovative X-Guide for computer-guided dental implants in Columbia, MD. We’re also the first practice in Maryland to offer Yomiâ, the world’s first computerized navigation robotic system approved by the FDA to augment the clinical accuracy of dental implant surgery.

Sedation dentistry is administered and monitored in the safety and comfort of our modern practice environment. Both Dr. Sanju Jose and Dr. Andrew Chon trained at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, one of the few accredited dental anesthesia programs in the country. As such, they’re certified to provide IV sedation for dental procedures, providing patients with invaluable continuity of care. This also eliminates the costly expense of having treatment performed in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

In context with updating our technology, we always strive to improve our clinical and surgical skills. We believe in leveraging newer surgical techniques because they’re less invasive, lead to improved outcomes, and result in minimal pain with shorter recovery times. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is one example of our commitment to learning and introducing new techniques into practice. This scalpel-free, suture-free procedure provides a gentler approach for treating gum recession than traditional gum grafting. We also use LANAPâ, the only laser gum disease treatment FDA cleared for true regeneration of gum and bone. This protocol is more comfortable, decreases postoperative sensitivity and gum recession, and lessens downtime after gum disease treatment.

In addition to offering a number of in-office payment options to fit your budget, we also strive to provide accurate treatment cost estimates ahead of time. We’re in network with many insurance plans and can help set you up with dental financing with two third-party financing companies. Our friendly staff is happy to help you navigate dental insurance and alternative payment options. Last, we stand behind our work and offer one-year warranties on full arch dental implants.

Meet the Dentists

Dr. Sanju

Dr. Jose

After graduating from Parkville High School in Baltimore County, Dr. Sanju Jose attended University of Maryland Baltimore County, majoring in Biology. 


Dr. Torres

Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Dr. Keyla Torres attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 


Dr. Peltzman

Dr. Barry Peltzman spent his early years on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, lettered in three sports in high school and went on to the city college of New York (Baruch College).


Dr. Chon

Dr. Chon

Born and raised in southern California, Dr. Andrew Chon enjoyed the warm weather, cool beaches, and daily fireworks as he grew up right next to Disneyland.


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