Call the Minnesota Dental Association at (612) 767-8400 and ask for a list of dental professionals in your area.
Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations. Ask what they like about their dentists and the office.
Schedule a consultation. Question the dentist and staff about how dental emergencies are handled, types of procedures that can be completed in-office, their commitment to continuing dental education and membership in professional associations.
Set up an appointment for a general exam. This typically consists of a cleaning, x-rays and medical health history.
Observe the atmosphere in the office during your visit. Dental offices should be clean and orderly; the dental team should be friendly, professional and considerate of your comfort and time. Staff should also provide information about pricing and payment plans before treatment is scheduled.