HCOMS has always been and will remain committed to patient safety and well-being. Covid-19 is a significant public health crisis and we want to ensure we are doing our part to help promote the safety and well-being of our patients, our staff, our families and our community as a whole.

Covid-19 Patient & Visitor Policy

HCOMS requires that ALL patients and visitors arrive wearing a cloth face covering or mask. 

This is consistent with the recommendation to the general public advising them to wear a cloth face covering whenever they enter medical facilities.

If you are experiencing ANY upper respiratory symptoms: cough, sneezing, fever, etc. 


You are receiving care during the Covid-19 pandemic. While our office is implementing appropriate CDC infection prevention and control recommendations, there may be an increased risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Upon arrival, you may proceed into our office for patient check in at our front desk. Our waiting room allows for appropriate social distancing and we ask that you maintain this distance. 

Please call our office should you require further instruction or guidance.

All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at every visit. All visitors accompanying patients will be required to complete COVID screening at our office.  

Howard County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Paul German, DDS and Jean-Luc Niel, DMD of Ellicott City, MD, practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise in all oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. We diagnose and treat corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, pathology and dentoalveolar surgery including wisdom teeth removal, extractions, orthodontic exposures, bone grafting, implants, etc. Many of our procedures can be done under a various levels of anesthesia for the convenience and comfort of our patients.

Our office is located at 5140 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD.

Call us at Howard County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phone Number 410-997-5826.

*PLEASE NOTE: Should inclement weather arise, please call our office prior to your appointment start time. Our answering service will have information on delays and closures. We will make every attempt to accommodate any appointments effected by such circumstances. The safety and well being of our patients and staff are of utmost priority.