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Welcome to Family Dental Wellness Center

Family Dental Wellness Center, part of Family Medical and Dental Wellness Center, is a modern practice that combines high-quality health care and convenience. Conveniently located in Elkridge, Maryland, the practice provides comprehensive dental and medical care to patients of all ages.

Led by sisters Samia Azhar, DDS, an experienced general and cosmetic dentist, and Rubina Alvi, MD, a board-certified family medicine physician, and geriatrician, the team at Family Medical and Dental Wellness Center understands that busy families appreciate visiting a practice that caters to all of their health care needs under one roof.

The team prides itself on operating a state-of-the-art facility, complete with advanced medical and dental technology, in a spa-like environment. At Family Medical and Dental Wellness Center, patient satisfaction is just as important as providing quality care. That’s why the entire team, from the medical team to the dental staff, treats their patients like family.

With a comprehensive range of dental services, Family Dental Wellness Center provides exceptional services, including teeth whitening, dental implants, root canal therapy, and emergency dentistry services.

For convenient dental care from highly experienced providers, call the team at Family Dental Wellness Center to book an appointment or request a visit online today.

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  • Samia Azhar, DDS
    Cosmetic and Family Dentist

    Samia Azhar, DDS, is a skilled dentist with a particular interest in fixed prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Board-certified by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and the American Board of Dental Public Health, Dr. Azhar has practiced in Maryland for more than 10 years. 

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  • Daniel Zemel, DDS
    Cosmetic and Family Dentist

    Dr. Zemel is a proud Marylander who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland College Park, including membership in the Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa.

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  • Melissa M, RDH
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Melissa M, RDH, is a registered dental hygienist at Family Dental Wellness Center in Elkridge, Maryland.  A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Melissa graduated from the dental hygiene program at Allegany College of Maryland, located in Cumberland, Maryland.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

    The staff is very sweet and helpful and Dr.Azhar is a very efficient dentist.


    Dr. Azhar was super caring and comforting. Her dental assistants are possibly saints.


    So happy to find a family doctor and dentist..conveniently located in the same location.


    Dentist and all assistants go above and beyond


    The staff is very sweet and helpful and Dr.Azhar is a very efficient dentist.


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  • Sealants

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Scaling and Root Planing

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Family Dental Wellness Center


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9:00 am-5:00 pm


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