About Ellicott Mills Dental
Our team is motivated to make people smile. It’s how we approach our work and how we interact with each other and our patients.
We pay careful attention to patient needs, beyond dental care. We think of our patients like family. Our children’s playroom helps to keep our younger visitors busy while waiting. Photos from patients cover our walls, a reminder of what motivates us to open our doors every day.
This dedication to a family-oriented care extends to how we think of insurance too. We donate services to needy families. We also do not participate in any HMOs, a reflection of our decision to step off and stay off what’s known as the “assembly line” type of dental practice. We are proud to accept most traditional insurance plans, in addition to a select number of PPOs.
Ellicott Mills Dental is led by the following, gentle doctors…
Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Kimberly Ford
Dr. Kimberly Ford volunteers her services to multiple humanitarian organizations including Safari Dentist in Kenya, Hands Across the Americas in Peru, and Humanity First in Guatemala. In Kenya, Dr. Ford stayed in the middle of the Masai Mara and remains in awe of seeing lions, giraffes, cheetahs, and rhinos up close and in the wild. After graduating at the top of her class at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Ford moved to Maryland in 1998. Although she enjoys traveling for dental volunteer work and for pleasure (Ireland and Costa Rica still compete for her favorite all-time spots), Dr. Ford’s love of Maryland always brings her back with a smile. After taking over the dental practice from Dr. Becker, she renamed it Ellicott Mills Dental.
Dr. Ford is an active tennis player and plays on teams in Howard, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties. Although she has been to the US Open, Wimbledon, and the Laver Cup, attending the French and Australian Opens remain personal goals. Dr. Ford is a serious animal lover and has cared for cats, dogs, birds, fish and even horses throughout her life. She currently has two cats of her own and cares for cats and kittens through the Maryland SPCA foster program.
Dr. Ford brings her caring nature and happy self to work every day. She is certified to treat Invisalign and Sedation Dentistry patients and can be reached at [email protected]
Steven H. Becker, DDS, enjoys yoga, racquetball, and snow skiing. Any one that knows him will tell you he is an avid Orioles and Ravens fan. Dr. Becker is also proud to adopt a family during the holidays. After graduating from the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery, Dr. Becker opened his own dental practice in the early 1980s. He has since become a member of the American Dental Association, a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the Maryland Dental Implant Study Club. He is also a graduate of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
Dr. Steven H. Becker
Dr. Wendy Burstein
Dr. Wendy Burstein attended George Washington University, where she studied speech and hearing science. She went on to study dentistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where she received her D.D.S. in 2001. Today Dr. Burstein serves our patients as the practice’s award-winning periodontist. Dr. Burstein is a member of the Periodontal Clerkship Program and has advanced specialty training in periodontics from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. She also holds a Masters in Oral Biology, and belongs to the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. In her spare time, Dr. Burstein enjoys spending time with her family and working as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland Dental School.