New Patients | Neibauer Dental Care - LaPlata, MD

New Patients

Thank you for choosing Neibauer Dental Care as your dental care provider. Our dentist and staff look forward to assisting in all of your dental needs. To ensure you're at ease during your first visit to our LaPlata, Maryland, office, we've outlined what you can expect from the new patient process, below.

Smile Reminders

It can be easy to forget when you scheduled a dental appointment but now we will remind you with a "Smile Reminder" via email or text message, and even provide driving directions if it's your initial visit. Just click on the link below to let us know how you'd like to be contacted. We'll do the rest!

Smile Reminder Consent Form

Download the release of records consent form.

Records Release Form

Initial Consultation

To meet our dentist and staff, your first step is to call our office and set up an appointment. Consultations are a great opportunity for you to become familiar with our team. Our dentist can talk to you about the different procedures that are offered and how you can benefit from them.

New Patient Paperwork and Documentation

If you are pleased with our dentist after the first meeting, our team at Neibauer Dental Care in LaPlata, Maryland, will assist you in setting up an appointment. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out a new patient form along with providing your dental history and records. It is suggested that you come in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment to make sure that you have plenty of time to complete them.

Our office also provides patients with the choice of filling the forms before coming to the clinic. To fill out the documents ahead of time, please click the following link:

New Patient Forms.

Comprehensive Examination

After studying dental health history, our dentist will most likely examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam and is performed to study the state of your dental health and hygiene. An important part of the comprehensive exam is the cleaning. The teeth and mouth are thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the x-rays so that there are no extra particles in your mouth at that time.

X-Ray

After concluding the comprehensive examination, our dentist takes x-rays of your mouth to gain a clear picture of the condition of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The panoramic radiographs are the most common types of dental X-rays as they provide a more detailed view of the teeth and jaw. Such resolution allows our dentist to spot any impacted teeth or jaw fractures with ease. 

Although believed to be a prolonged process, X-rays usually don’t take more than a few minutes and are completely safe. Our dentist will guide you through a straightforward process by asking you to bite down on gauze while the rest of the body is protected by a covering. Only the mouth will be scanned by the machine.

Post-Examination Discussion

After the dental exam, our dentist will discuss your results with you. Our dentist will guide you through any of the irregularities or decay found in your mouth. From here, we will suggest and explain to you the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs and customize it to fit your requirements. You will also receive the total cost for the particular procedure and can discuss the payment plan accordingly. Our main goal is to help you maintain good oral health and solve all of your dental issues.

Follow-Up Sessions

After meeting our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care in LaPlata, Maryland, and discussing possible treatments you may require, a follow-up session will be arranged for you according to your availability. During these follow-up sessions, your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for any forthcoming treatments.

It is highly recommended that you visit our clinic for at least two follow-up sessions within a single year. This frequency will help prevent the development of oral diseases, tooth decay and cavities. Over the course of these follow-up visits, teeth cleaning and further treatments are performed to keep your teeth in their best condition.

To learn more about the new patient process at Neibauer Dental Care or to schedule your first visit, call our office in LaPlata, [site;province], by calling 301-934-4357. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, confident smile!