Top 3 Characteristics Of A Good Dentist 

In today’s world, a dentist must do so much more than just simply check out a patient’s teeth. They need to have a variety of skills to allow them to examine teeth while limiting patient discomfort accurately. That isn’t an easy task, especially for those suffering from dental anxiety. 

If you are looking for a dentist, we have put together a list of some qualities you should look out for. Finding the right dentist for you can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. 

Below you will find a list of qualities you should seek in your new dentist. 


The first quality you should look for in a dentist is their reputation. Those who have practiced for a short while will develop a reputation that sticks with them. Before you decide on a dentist you should ask around and learn as much as possible about them. You can find out a lot about a dentist from patient reviews. You’ll know if they are caring and truly care about their patients or are treating them as just another paycheck. You can also see if they have any history of malpractice as well. 


A good dentist should not only have a plan to care for you and correct any issues you have, but they should also have a good idea of the cost of each procedure. They should be open and honest about the price and what to expect during and after. Some dentists try to hide the out-of-pocket price to make a sale. A dentist with good communication skills will not only be able to create a trusting relationship with you but can also effectively answer any questions that you might have. 


Before choosing a dentist, you should look for someone caring. A dentist should always value their patient’s well-being first. There are some dentists out there that suggest options purely for their monetary benefit when there are less expensive and more practical options available. A good dentist will explain every option’s positives and negatives so you can choose on your own. They will also be honest with you about what the options can do for you. They will also ensure you are as comfortable as possible when the procedure starts. They will understand any anxiety and help try to make it better. You should feel your dentist cares about your teeth and not just making money from you. 

Finding a new dentist can be daunting, especially if you have had a bad experience. If you find someone with the traits above, you have a good chance of finding the right dentist for you. 

Darrell Castle & Associates.