Patient comfort is one of our highest priorities, and our dentists and team will do everything possible to help you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your visit to Calvert Smiles. We invite you to call us at 410-257-7200 to discuss your comfort needs with us. We will be happy to help you understand what you can expect during your treatment and what your options for comfort, relaxation and sedation are. Give us a call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates and learn more about comfort, natural relaxation and sedation in Dunkirk, Maryland.

We use a number of advanced and natural procedures to help make your experience with us as comfortable as possible. Below are a few of the ways that we do this.

Minimally Invasive Technology

Our dentists and team use state-of-the-art technology in our office. This technology is designed to be minimally invasive, placing the least amount of stress possible on your body and making your treatments more comfortable. For example, we use an ultrasonic scaler to provide gentle yet thorough cleanings, and a dental laser to treat gum disease and selectively remove diseased tissue and stimulate your body’s natural healing response. Our dentists also use 3D imaging to provide precise implant placement and plan your procedure in detail. We are constantly researching and implementing the best methods to provide your care.

Oral Sedation

If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, our dentists may recommend oral sedation. Oral sedation involves taking a pill that will help you feel relaxed. We will discuss your options with you during your consultation to find the type of sedation that works best for you.

Natural Relaxation

If you suffer from dental anxiety but do not wish to use medication to manage your anxiety, we can provide natural, drug-free alternatives. This may include homeopathic remedies, Chinese herbs for relaxation, non-narcotic, natural supplements, essential oils or nitrous oxide.

We also offer Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. By using a low electric current that you cannot feel, we can mimic the brainwaves that are involved in the natural process of relaxing to decrease your anxiety.

Spa-Like Comfort Amenities

Our office offers spa-like comfort amenities, including:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Relaxation teas
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • TV and music
  • Comfortable neck rolls and blankets


We also offer personalized blankets to our oral surgery patients that they can take home with them after their treatment.

Give us a call today to find out more about our natural comfort amenities and make your appointment with our dentists and team. We look forward to meeting you soon!