Dentist Germantown, MD - Stephen C. Hopkins III, DDS

At Stephen C. Hopkins III, DDS, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist in Germantown. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in Germantown. You'll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our Germantown office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and more.

Not only are we a leading dentist in Germantown, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Our services include:

Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.

Our number one priority is the health of our patients and our community.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our team, our patients, and our community. Therefore, in accordance with the American Dental Association and our local state dental board, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, we have decided to temporarily pause all non-emergency dental care in our practice.

If you have a scheduled appointment at our practice within the next few weeks; at this time, your appointment has been cancelled. We will contact you in the near future to reschedule your appointment.

If you have a dental emergency, you are still able to reach us by phone or email. Any patient requiring emergency dental care, should contact our office first, as office hours have changed.

Dental emergencies, described by the ADA, are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection with intra-oral or extra-oral swelling that potentially compromise the patient’s airway
  • Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway

Urgent dental care, described by the ADA, focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and alleviate the burden of hospital emergency departments:

  • Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation
  • Pericoronitis or third-molar pain
  • Surgical post-operative osteitis, dry socket dressing changes
  • Abscess, or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling
  • Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma
  • Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation
  • Final crown/bridge cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation
  • Extensive dental caries or defective restorations causing pain
  • Suture removal
  • Denture adjustment on radiation/ oncology patients
  • Denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded
  • Replacing temporary filling on endo access openings in patients experiencing pain
  • Snipping or adjustment of an orthodontic wire or appliances piercing or ulcerating the oral mucosa

As soon as we feel it is safe to do so, we will reestablish routine dental work and scheduled treatments. Thank you for your loyalty and confidence in our practice.

Be safe, stay positive and healthy, and we will see you soon.