How long has it been since you’ve been to a local dentist? Where do you even begin? Start with your insurance company — they may have a network of recommended dentists you can choose from. Keep in mind that if your current dentist isn’t in that network and you like them, you may still be able to keep that dentist. He or she may just have to agree to eat some of the fees that wouldn’t be covered by the insurance company. Next, find a dentist that is taking new patients. Ask to come in for a cleaning. Pay attention to how that dentist treats you — their approach and demeanor. Do you trust them? Go with your gut on this. A big part of finding the right dentist is finding someone you can trust. It’s entirely subjective and up to you.