“It’s taken me way too long to get this out and the only reason I can offer is just that each time I sat down to do it, I could never find the words to express how truly grateful I am to have met you Dr. Mandras. When I came to the office a little more than a year ago I had almost given up even trying to find a dentist to help me. I had been very sick with late stage liver disease caused by an immune system disorder. Due to the symptoms and side effects of the medications I was taking, my teeth became extremely brittle and just began to break off at the gums most times leaving the nerve exposed open to major abscesses and infections. My inability to fight off the chronic infections meant that I spent most of the time in excruciating pain and I became terribly depressed. My self esteem was totally gone and I hadn’t smiled in so long I couldn’t say. I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror anymore because I hardly recognized myself.
I finally reached out to my sister and brother-in-law out of desperation and they called your office and I saw you right away. I have never met a kinder man and the gentleness and compassion you showed me was truly something. I don’t know how much detail I should give here, but I ended up having a pretty risky surgery and getting all the teeth I had extracted and immediate insertion full dentures that you made yourself if I am getting that correct. I will never forget the conversation we had about my options and you were saying that you could save the teeth I had but it was a big commitment and you asked me if I was able to do that but my prognosis was very grim and I sincerely didn’t believe I would even be around to worry with such a big commitment.
Well I am just absolutely stunned by just how much my health has improved since the source of such chronic infections was removed. I was taking 4 shots of insulin in my stomach each day, I was carrying an extra 80 lbs. of fluid and I had become a total recluse. Life was just so very sad. Now, I am not even testing as pre-diabetic, I have lost the fluid and keep on losing, I’m walking 4 miles a day and I am practicing yoga. And one of the best things that has happened to me is that I laugh again! Not just any laugh though, it’s that big, belly laugh that makes your face hurt afterward. And ironically enough, the person who made me laugh like that happened to fall in love with me because of my laugh and the “love of life” he says that laughter sounds like to him.
So I hope you can forgive me for taking so long to get this out, as I said earlier, I don’t think there are words to properly express how grateful I am. You truly saved my life in more ways than one. I don’t think I could imagine a sadder existence than the one I was living in where I couldn’t smile or stand to look at myself. I am happy now and full of hope and I know that the ONLY reason I my health has improved so much is because I finally got the surgery. Thank you from the bottom of my happy heart.” M.V.
“I switched dentists after 20 years and finding Dr. Mandras and his staff was a true blessing. I’ve never experienced procedures, appointment times and a staff as wonderful as all of them. Love the atmosphere and the way I feel when I leave, it’s as though I had nothing done!” K.H., Abingdon, MD
“The atmosphere is great here! Everyone is very nice and have a wonderful knowledge of their position. Dr. Mandras and his assistants have made the entire experience very comfortable. This has been the best dental experience since my first dentist when I was a young child. Worth the trip!” A.W., Hampstead, MD
“This has been a very good experience. Excellent attention and friendly staff.” M.M., Pasadena, MD
“I have never liked my smile. I would avoid smiling in pictures and in person. Once I came to this office to get work done I realized I was going to eventually do something to fix my smile. I became very confident in the work that Dr. Mandras has done already, so I made plans to have cosmetic work to make my teeth the way I always wanted them to be. It turned out better than I ever expected. It was painless, and affordable. He is very particular about his work and it shows. I now smile with confidence and feel so much better about myself. I am a life-long patient.” T.G., Bel Air, MD
“My experience with Dr. Mandras and his staff was excellent. Dr. Mandras was very thorough and explained every procedure clearly. There were no surprises. The work he preformed was flawless, I couldn’t be happier with the results. Marsha, Judy, and the rest of the staff our very professional and efficient, but also friendly and helpful. I can recommend Dr. Mandras without reservation.” L.N., Bel Air, MD
My Invisalign experience was short and sweet. It took just 9 months and my teeth look fantastic. I really, really wish I hadn’t waited. Much simpler than expected and it’s true… hardly anyone noticed them. Then there was the added bonus of losing a few pounds and breaking a gum chewing habit. Don’t delay – call Dr. Mandras today!” J.B., Upper Falls, MD
“I am not a good dental patient. I get very anxious and Dr. Mandras and his staff are very patient and understanding. I have had a lot of unfortunate dental experiences before coming to Dr. Mandras’ office and love this practice. They are kind and Dr. Mandras is very gentle and very fair. I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist.” J.C., Bel Air, MD
“What a relief! Searching for a truly competent, caring and multi-talented dentist is never easy. I needed a professional who is pro-active with dental care. Aware of and using the latest methods of treatment. Able to seamlessly integrate cosmetic procedures as requested. Available in emergencies. Dr. Mandras is all that I was looking for and more. I really trust him. He now cares for a family member I referred who had complicated dental problems – and he fixed them. Dr. Mandras’ office staff is as caring and concerned as he is. His hygienists are top-notch. This is a quality dental practice and is worth every penny they charge. In this case it’s true – you get what you pay for.” M.P., Bel Air, MD
“I was very much interested in finally getting my teeth straightened. I had a consultation with my regular dentist but he wanted to remove some teeth and put in metal braces. Since I was relocating to Harford County, I did a little online research and found Dr. Mandras’ office who specialized in Invisalign. I scheduled a consultation and was soon evaluated. I was a candidate for Invisalign. So we began the process. It was a longer journey than what I had expected – but very well worth it! At each visit I could actually see progress being made. Everything was explained along the way. I am extremely satisfied with the results. As far as Dr. Mandras’ office and staff – they are exceptional. The office staff is very professional and friendly. The office itself is clean and comforting. I have recommended Dr. Mandras to famiy and friends if they are in need of a dentist. I also switched to Dr. Mandras for my regular dental checkups as well.” VK, Harford County, MD
“Drs. Taneyhill and Mandras have given me a smile to be proud of! Their staff is always welcoming. My family is so glad we switched.” AP, Fallston, MD
“Dr. Mandras has become my new dentist as Dr. Taneyhill has retired. At first I was apprehensive; however Dr. Mandras quickly increased my confidence. Today I had a crown. This was smoother and more relaxed than previous crowns. I commend Dr. Mandras and his staff for fantastic customer care and services.” PR, Baltimore, MD
“I’ve been a patient of Dr. Taneyhill’s for over 25 years. I trustes him with my teeth and would never consider anyone else. When I heard about his retirement, to say I was NOT a “happy camper” is an understatement. Luckily for me he was around 2 days a week and I didn’t have to “deal with the new guy.” Well those 2 days a week slowly went to one day a week. To say that I have dental needs that require more than one day a week availability is also an understatement. If you don’t believe me, just ask Marsha, Becky or Judy. Hence you know where this is going… I had to “deal with the new guy!”
I have nerves of steel. I am referred to by my friends as a “tough cookie.” Let me tell you that I was a very nervous cookie the first time I had to trust my pearly whites to Dr. Mandras. With my mouth wide open, I kept chanting in my head… “Dr. Taneyhill trusts him, so I do too.” And you know what… so true it turned out to be. He fitted me with a crown that was perfect. As a serious grinder, I have endured more than a dozen root canals, multiple crowns and 3 implants. I was diagnosed with TMJ over a decade ago. Dr. Taneyhill fitted me with a bite splint that changed my life. The fear of dealing with TMJ symptoms and my bite splint not fitting well was scary. I can tell you that my fear and anxiety was all for naught! Dr. Mandras has since fitted me with my second PERFECT crown and adjusted my TMJ bite splint several times. It it wasn’t for his “shorter” stature and less gray hair, I would never know that it wasn’t Dr. Taneyhill working on my teeth. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Mandras.
Whether you are a new patient to Dr. Mandras or a Taneyhill “convert,” trust me when I tell you that you couldn’t ask for a more capable and compassionate man working on your smile.
HUGE Mandras Fan!” KM, Forest Hill, MD
“I would like to thank you, and your staff, for taking great care of my teeth. I had extensive dental work, caps, an implant and you were able to keep me pain free. Your concern for my well-being will keep me coming back. Thanks to you, I enjoy smiling again.” RH, Bel Air, MD
“I have had issues with my teeth my entire life. It started with a sports injury as a child playing basketball, that left me without a front tooth. Numerous dentists have given me bridges and caps, all of which never really looked as good as I thought it should. When I finally came to see Dr. Mandras, I felt comfortable right away. Everyone who works here is very nice and accommodating to the patients. Dr. Mandras took the time to explain every step of the process and what to expect while building my new smile. From designing my new bridge with incredible detail to matching colors perfectly with bleaching, Dr. Mandras surpassed my expectations. I could not have been happier with the results of my new smile and get compliments every day. I would recommend Dr. Mandras to anyone looking for a dentist in Bel Air because he goes the extra mile to make the patient happy.” JR, Mays Chapel, MD
Receiving cosmetic and corrective dental procedures with Dr. Mandras was far more than I had wished for in terms of outcome and results. I am not only free to smile again, but can do so without concern of being self-conscience or embarrassed. I literally am able to keep a smile on my face! The constant compliments have inspired my self esteem and confidence. Dr. Mandras not only assessed my service dental problems but my whole person/lifestyle… being non-judgemental providing an optimal outcome. My results are amazing! My perspective of a healthy smile has changed; I look forward to all of my visits. The staff is so supportive a cheering section, pushing me forward to do the right thing! Truly with this experience and the outcome this far I am convinced that my diagnosis has fallen into the right hands! KP, Abingdon, MD
I would love to take this opportunity to share the wonderful experience I had while receiving the Invisalign treatment at the office of Dr. Mandras. After many years of being completely unhappy with my smile, I finally reached a point in my life were I wanted to address the gap in my front teeth. I was so warmly greeted on the phone by Judy that I immediately made an appointment. Dr. Mandras confirmed that I was a candidate for Invisalign and in less than 6 months I have a smile that makes me happy and confident. I am no longer self conscious of the way that my teeth look and the entire experience was worth every penny. Dr. Mandras and his staff have been so kind and I am so happy with my treatment that I am now joining the practice for my regular dental check-ups! I cannot express enough how elated I am with the end result and more importantly, I have found a dental practice in Bel Air where the patient is treated with so much kindness and respect. JE, Forest Hill, MD
I am new to the office but was very impressed with how accommodating the experience was for me. The hygiene area offered comforts such as a massage chair and warm hand mitts while you have your teeth cleaned. It made for a relaxing experience. They also accepted my insurance and made the process easy for me. VO, Bel Air, MD