I've learned from experience, whatever you do always get a second opinion. Long story short, I found a dentist who was honest and was able to get a chipped tooth fixed with just a filling material and his awesome skill as opposed to a crown along with an extra crown I was told I should do to be esthetically pleasing to a tooth that didn't need one at all. All in all, I had quality work done and saved a few thousand dollars. Doesn't matter what you think because I thought well and trusted my original dentist, till I was referred to check out another one by someone else. Your best bet in choosing a dentist is to shop and compare, ask questions. I love my dentist! He's very personable as well as gentle when doing work and is always teaching and explaining what's being done.
Choosing a dentist is an important decision. Not all dentists have the same level of training or expertise, and choosing the wrong one can be a costly and painful mistake.
If you're new in town or you're looking for a new dentist, ask friends and co-workers for referrals. This is perhaps the best way of finding a good dentist. Ask you friends, neighbors, or co-workers if they go to a dentist they are impressed with.
All I want from a dentist is that he is not a mad homicidal maniac. I have a real fear that when you are in that chair he gets all the drills out, and mashes your teeth to bits before extracting them all - images of blood and flesh flying everywhere! So, any dentist that doesn't do that is OK in my books.