What’s the best approach to find a dentist near you? First, talk to your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. See who they trust and why. Look up dentists in your area and stop by for a visit. Look around at their website and see what kind of work they do and if they have any specialties. Learn about their dental philosophy. And finally, go in for a cleaning just to give them a try. Much of what makes a great dentist is demeanor and how they put you at ease. Do they check in on your pain level? Is there staff friendly and approachable? Is their office, tools, and equipment new and clean? An approachable friendly dentist is key. Afterall, once you’ve found a good one, it will be an ongoing relationship. You want to feel comfortable.