Highlands Dental Care

Dentist in Damascus, MD

Highlands Dental Care is your most trusted dentist in Damascus, MD. A healthy smile is important — and preventative, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry are all a part of the process. 

Our dental practice, led by Dr. James Tong, has assembled a knowledgeable and caring office staff of dental professionals devoted to the comprehensive care of patients of all ages in achieving optimal oral health. Whether you need dental treatment for a specific problem or just routine exams and cleanings, we are here to meet your dental needs.

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Preventive Dentistry
The Foundation of a Healthy Smile

Regular visits to our Damascus dentist for checkups and cleanings are not just about the immediate benefits of preventing cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

Checking for any signs of decay while thoroughly cleaning away plaque and debris also gives us a chance to catch any problems before they become bigger issues and to discuss any long-term dental care needs you may have. This kind of preventive care should be the foundation of any dental hygiene plan. It will provide you with peace of mind knowing that all your dental needs are being handled.

We offer an array of general dentistry services.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Early detection is key in the fight against oral cancer. We perform routine screenings to identify any abnormalities that may require further investigation.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. We offer both topical fluoride treatments applied during your visit and recommendations for fluoride-containing products for at-home use.

Dental Sealants

These thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars can significantly reduce your risk of cavities, especially for children and young adults.

Comprehensive Dental Exams and Cleanings

Our gentle and experienced dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth during your visit, removing plaque and tartar buildup. After getting your teeth cleaned, Dr. Tong will then conduct a detailed examination, checking for cavities, gum disease, and any other oral health concerns.

Cosmetic Dentistry
The Key To Your Most Beautiful Smile

There is little that can impact your confidence and self-image more than a beautiful smile. If you are embarrassed or feel uncomfortable about the way your teeth look due to staining, chips, gaps, or misaligned positioning, cosmetic dentistry can give you a confident smile. 

Using the latest technology and techniques, our cosmetic dentist in Damascus, MD, can create beautiful, natural-looking, and durable results.

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Teeth Whitening

Our teeth whitening treatments can brighten your teeth multiple shades with professional-grade gel that removes deep staining and discoloration from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke, and other factors that can accumulate on your teeth over time. We can perform the procedure in our dentist’s office or provide take-home trays.

artificial dental bridges


These thin shells of porcelain or composite resin are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, concealing imperfections like chips, cracks, discoloration, gaps, and minor misalignments. Veneers offer a durable and natural-looking solution for a flawless smile.

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Dental Crowns

As mentioned earlier, dental crowns can be used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. They can restore a severely damaged or decayed tooth while enhancing its appearance.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a great option for replacing missing teeth, restoring your ability to chew and speak effectively, and helping prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.

Restorative Dentistry
Restoring Your Smile's Function and Beauty

Accidents, decay, and wear and tear can damage your teeth. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing these issues and restoring the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. Our experienced restorative dentists in Damascus, MD, utilize advanced techniques and materials to provide comfortable, long-lasting treatments.

Here’s how we can help:

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. These small, biocompatible titanium posts are surgically placed in your jawbone, acting as a strong foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. Implants provide a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for a complete and functional smile.

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Tooth Fillings

We offer various tooth-filling materials, including composite resin, to repair cavities and protect your teeth from further decay. Composite fillings are tooth-colored and blend seamlessly with your natural smile.



For patients with multiple missing teeth, dentures provide a removable solution that restores function. Dentures come in two main types: full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures replace all the teeth in an upper or lower arch, while partial dentures fill gaps caused by missing teeth and are supported by remaining healthy teeth. We offer personalized consultations to determine the best type of denture for your needs and ensure a comfortable and natural-looking fit.

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Root Canals

When a tooth’s pulp (inner tissue) becomes infected, root canal therapy can save the tooth from extraction. This procedure removes the infected pulp and cleans the canals within the root, preventing further infection. We utilize advanced techniques and local anesthesia to ensure a comfortable root canal experience.


At Highlands Dental Care, we believe in a holistic approach to oral care. While cosmetic dentistry addresses aesthetics, we prioritize your overall oral health.

Our orthodontic procedures can correct teeth and jaw alignment, improving your overall health, self-image, and smile. They can also alleviate potential health problems associated with teeth or jaws, such as improper cleaning, chewing, and digestion difficulties, speech impairments, and abnormal wear of tooth surfaces. We offer Invisalign, which is a series of clear aligners, and traditional braces.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

We understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes cause anxiety. At Highlands Dental Care, we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our patients. Our friendly and compassionate skilled team will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and ensure you have a positive dental experience.

Conveniently located for Damascus residents, our dentist office is here to guide you toward optimal oral health with a wonderful experience, whether you’re seeking routine preventive care, a smile makeover, or treatment for a specific dental concern.

Contact us today to schedule your first visit or your next appointment! We offer convenient appointments, so going to the dentist can be a great experience. Dr. Tong has over 40 years of experience since earning his dental medicine degree and is the #1 dentist in Damascus, MD.