Patient Reviews

 Ann Marie Good

 “I first went to Mountainside Oral hoping to get a 15 yr. old very bad implant job repaired.                                                                                 Dr. Olaru said: he could, he would, and he Did!!!  I now have Teeth with which to Eat.

If you are in need of his expertise, I urge you to see Dr. Olaru and staff. […]   Thank you, Dr. Olaru.

Review – April 2024

Cate C.

“One characteristic that sets Dr. Olaru apart from many other dentists I have seen is the fact that he treats me, and I imagine all his other patients, with dignity, respect and kindness.

And I also am grateful to have found Dr. Olaru, who is highly skilled and experienced in his specialty. I trust him to suggest and perform procedures needed to address and resolve my dental situation in a professional and skillful manner.

I would highly recommend Dr. Olaru for the reasons mentioned above.  Cate”

Review – January 2023

Tiffany F.

 “If you are looking for a great oral surgeon, this place and staff are awesome and they have a family type vibe which I loved! Dr. Olaru is a fantastic oral surgeon. He truly does amazing work and best of all he cares about his patients. My experience here went smoothly from start to finish. I wouldn’t ever recommend another surgeon!! I have more work I want done and will for sure be coming back!” 

Google Review – June 2022

Nate P.

“Absolutely incredible pain free experience. I highly recommend DR. Olaru. What an incredible experience.”

Google Review – December 2021


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“My 12 year old son needed some specialty work that the general dentist he was seeing couldn’t complete. We had trouble getting anyone to allow us to make an appointment with them because of Medicaid. My son was in some pain and Dr Olaru went out of his way to get him in to see what was going on. He and his staff were very attentive and gave very personal care and attention to us and gave us honest feedback. My husband and I were so impressed with his concern for our son that we decided to pay for him to do it instead of having Medicaid dictate where he went. I highly recommend this office! Refreshing having a dentist take more personal interest in your care! “

Google Review – 2019

Annie C.

“Dr. Olaru and his team are professional, honest, and patient. Over the past three years of visiting, I have had multiple cavities, and Dr. Olaru has always been very kind to help me fill them and take really good care of my teeth. I highly recommend Mountainside Oral Care, and especially Dr. Olaru for anyone seeking professional dental care.”

Google Review – 2019

Donald Jones

“Outstanding, professional personnel. Completely measured up to all expectations. I have complete confidence in all staff members.”

Google Review – 2018

Anca P.

“Professional and friendly office staff. Excellent work by dr. Olaru. All the recent implants I received have incorporated and were ready for the “healing caps”. Soon to return to have the crowns applied. Very happy.”

Google Review – 2019

Jerrett M.

“Dr. Olaru and the whole staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. They are very thorough and always make sure the patient is the number one priority. Strongly recommend!!!”

Google Review – 2018

Kenneth W.

“The Doctor and staff are very courteous, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Mountainside Oral Care for all of your dental needs.”

Google Review – 2019

Dawn G.

“Wonderful staff, terrific dentist! Dr. Olaru’s attention to detail, clinical skills, and concern about each patient’s well-being is superb. I couldn’t ask for better care.”

Google Review – 2018

Carol S.

“While on a trip in our motorhome, I had a problem left over from a tooth extraction done by an oral surgeon in California. I was in great pain and called Mountainside Oral Care to see if they could get me in during our brief stay near Coeur D’ Alene. They fit me in, extracted a piece of bone that was causing the problem and patched me up. Also fit me in their schedule for a follow up. Dr. Olaru and his staff were great. I can’t say enough good things about them.”

December 13, 2018

Yelp Review

Karen S.

“My experiences with Dr. Olaru and his exceptional staff have left me feeling very happy to be a patient at Mountainside Oral Care. I’m not a great dental patient and have been known to cancel many appointments out of pure anxiety. I felt comforted by Dr. Olaru’s caring manner which was immediately obvious during his questions. The procedures I’ve had performed there have been done with compassion and pure professionalism. His vast knowledge of oral health is evident. When I first came to this area I used a dentist that advertises heavily about sedation and success with patients that have anxiety about going to the dentist. There was absolutely no element of his consultation or interaction with me, before or after procedures, that made me comfortable. Dr. Olaru and his staff leave me feeling very confident that they know what they are doing, like what they are doing, and care about me as a patient.”

August 20,2014

Yelp Review

Mike M.

“I moved to Coeur d’Alene 7 years ago. I searched for a new dentist and had awful experiences with a couple different offices, which resulted in me going several years without any dental care. I knew I had several cavities that needed treatment but I didn’t know where to go to find someone I could trust. Luckily I called mountainside oral care and my call was answered immediately by Dr. Olaru himself, who listened to me intently and truly cared about my concerns. He answered several questions I had and never once made me feel bad or uncomfortable about neglecting dental care for so long. The staff at Mountainside is awesome. Being a small operation, they are very personal and really care about you. Dr Olaru worked with me to come up with a plan to get my mouth healthy and free of decay once again. He prioritized my dental needs and strives to make it as affordable as possible, unlike other offices I had visited which seemed to steer you toward the most expensive options. His work on my teeth has been extraordinary. I can smile confidently again knowing that my mouth is healthy.”

August 13,2014

Yelp Review

Ronak R.

“Ronak hired you as a Dentist in 2005 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

“Dr. Olaru is simply the best dentist I have ever had in my 30 years of life. What does that mean? For starters, Dr. Olaru is most interested in what is ailing you. Most of the times we go to dentists because we have to and Dr. Olaru understands that, and wants to cure/fix/treat whatever pain you are in. Second, Serban made me feel like I was a partner in my treatment. We discussed all options, and he even took some of my suggestions without the arrogance found in many medical professionals. I highly recommend Dr. Olaru.”

July 23, 2007

Pamela W.

Pamela hired you as a Dentist in 2009 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

“There was no pain. My mouth did not hurt nor bleed that day or the next. This was the first pleasent experiance in a dental chair. I recommended Serban to my son and daughter-in law. They and I travel from Bellevue Washington to recieve treatment from Serban.”

June 28, 2011

Dan C.

Dan hired you as a Dentist in 2006

“Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity “

“I have been Dr. Olaru’s patient since 2006. At the time his office was in Marysville WA and despite the fact that he moved to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, I still come to his new dental office and his awesome staff. Dr. Olaru is an excellent dentist, extremely knowledgeable, up on the latest dental findings and discoveries of his profession. Dr. Olaru has an extensive experience in AlloDerm Dental Grafting, and he healed the severe gum recessions on my upper teeth. It was a real success, and I am extremely grateful. Dr. Olaru and his efficient staff always treated me as if I was the only patient they have and visits to his office were always a positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Olaru and his staff.”

July 2, 2011

Lindy S. said on Apr 21, 2011 10:31 AM

“I LOVE the office staff. They are so nice. And I have been busy taking care of my children’s teeth and now that they are more or less grown I need alot of TLC myself. And I have been to other and I left their office overwhelmed and ashamed. Dr.Olaru was kind and said “caring for my children is a badge of honor, not shame. ” I left feeling better both physically & emotionally and am now on my way with Mountain Oral Care to taking care of my teeth. 1 appt. down and many to go, but many THANKS to Mountain Oral Care!”

Google Review

Kalli O.

reviewed June 2013

“I needed to have a root canal in a tooth that was fractured and was looking for a dentist that would be capable of doing an implant, if I decided to go that route. My general dentist in Sandpoint recommended a root canal “specialist” in CDA which after reading his reviews decided to keep looking. I found Dr. Olaru’s website Mountain Side Oral Care and called his office. Turns out that the Dr answered the phone because his staff was out to lunch. He spent a good 20 minutes on the phone with me answering all of my “hypothetical, what if questions” I decided to make the appointment and I am so glad I did! During my appointment Dr. Olaru patiently explained all of the options I had and also had his Office manager Kathy, breakdown the cost options of each option… going over in detail, several times, what the insurance would cover and what my out of pocket expenses would amount to. We wound up extracting the tooth and preparing the space for an implant. Everything went without a hitch! Sure, lots of pain and swelling due to the level of infection but… everything the Dr. said would happen did… By the 5th day I was right as rain. They checked in with me during my healing process and provided me with the Doctors cell number in case I had any questions or concerns!! Prior to my initial examination (due to several factors) I was very clear that I would have to have extensive work on my teeth which Dr. Olaru confirmed. There was no preasure or sense of force or urgency to do anything other than deal with the issue at hand. Not once did he say anything that made me feel bad or negative about the condition of my teeth (I have really bad teeth). He took the time to create a comprehensive long term plan so that I could begin to proactively prepare for future treatments. Also, everyone in the office was extremely kind and gentle and patient. It was one of the very few times I felt like they were truly there FOR me and not like I was some faceless “procedure” and “payment”. I highly recommend Dr. Olaru. His chairside manner was exceptional and he and his staff are just Really, Really kind and caring people.”

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