Selecting a dentist for yourself and your family is a big responsibility. You are entrusting your family health and well being to an individual you may or may not know. It is always a good idea to ask for recommendations from family and friends. Individuals who have good or bad experiences are happy to share information. You may want to check the dentist’s Facebook page to review comments left by patients. The Better Business Bureau has helpful information as well as the American Dental Association. Make sure that you understand the dentist’s pricing structure and payment options for procedures that you may need. Dental insurance can be complicated; request a detailed explanation before you agree to a procedure. It is important to ask questions. You will feel more comfortable when all your concerns have been addressed.