HERE IS WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT IN OUR OFFICE:
1. Fill out forms
When you first arrive, you’ll fill out your new patient paperwork. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. You can also fill the paperwork online by clicking HERE.
Dr. Negru may recommend the taking of a series of digital images or X-rays, or any necessary x-rays to accurately diagnose any dental issues and develop the correct treatment plan for you.
3. Intraoral Photos
We will take digital photos of your teeth. This will help you visualize the condition of your teeth and gums.
4. Comprehensive exam
Dr. Negru, as well as one of our hygienists, will collect all the clinical information needed to properly diagnose any dental issues you might have.
5. Treatment planning
Depending upon the state of health of your mouth, Dr. Negru and our team will discuss with you steps on how to put your mouth back to health. We will provide you with a copy of the treatment plan and estimate for recommended treatments. There will be no surprises as we will provide a clear, detailed estimate on the cost of your treatment plan in writing so you know what to expect. If Dr. Negru will need more time to evaluate and think about your case (in more complex cases) there will be a second treatment planning session in which every detail of the treatment process will be addressed.
6. Do I get my teeth cleaned during this visit?
This is a question most new patients are asking. The answer is most likely but not 100% guaranteed since before scheduling your treatment, and that includes hygiene, Dr. Negru, as well as one of our hygienists, need to see you first for a comprehensive exam which includes a complete assessment of your gums and bone around the teeth to determine what type of treatment is recommended. If all checks out, most likely you will get the cleaning appointment during that visit.