Your First Visit to Our Dentist at Neibauer Dental Care- Bowie, MD

New Patients

Welcome! Thank you for making Neibauer Dental Care your home for dental care service. Find out what you can expect during your first visit to our Bowie, Maryland, office, 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 Meeting

During your initial meeting at our dental office, our dentist will thoroughly discuss with you the various treatments that we offer, including those that specifically suit your needs. They will guide you through the process and will be ready to answer any questions that you may have about your oral health in general.

Paperwork

If you are pleased with the initial meeting, our team at Neibauer Dental Care will further assist you in scheduling an appointment for a formal checkup. Before the appointment, you will be required to fill out new patient forms along with providing any prior dental history/records. We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure that you have plenty of time to fill out these forms.

For your convenience, our office also provides the choice of filling out the forms online before coming to the clinic. To access these online forms, please visit the following link: New Patient Forms

Comprehensive Examination

Our dentist will look for any sensitivity, decay and redness around the gums and teeth during the examination and explain any findings. Even though our dentist will review your medical and dental history from the forms you filled out, they might still ask you questions about your teeth while examining them. This is common and can help our dentist identify anything unusual or any information not mentioned in the new patient forms.

After reviewing your dental health history, our dentist will examine your gums, teeth and mouth. This procedure is known as a comprehensive exam, through which our dentist will observe 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-Rays

After conducting the comprehensive exam, our dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth, which will provide a clear picture of the status of your teeth and jaw. These scans are taken to better analyze oral disruptions, diseases and cavities. The x-rays are recommended either when there is a severe problem or routinely, twice a year, to verify any changes from the last visit.  After the procedure, the x-rays will be stored in your file for future reference.

Post-Examination Meeting

Once the initial dental checkup is completed, our dentist will discuss the results with you. Our dentist will explain any findings such as irregularities or decay in your mouth, along with your overall oral health. Our dentist will suggest the most appropriate and detailed treatment plan for your specific needs, customized to your requirements and your dental issues. You will also have the opportunity to clarify any doubts or questions that you may have regarding your oral health.

Follow-Up Appointment

After meeting our dentist at Neibauer Dental Care in Bowie, Maryland, and discussing possible dental treatments in detail, we will schedule a follow-up session at your convenience. These follow-up sessions will be mostly for cleaning and preparing your teeth for the upcoming procedures.

We suggest visiting our office twice a year to prevent any cavities, tooth decay or any other oral health issue. During these routine checkups, the teeth are usually cleaned and treated to ensure that they remain in good shape. In addition, during these routine check-ups, our dentist can track your oral health condition and work on any preventive procedure to maintain your teeth in good shape.