Numerous websites offer dentist ratings and reviews, including NationalDentalReviews.org, HealthGrades and ZocDoc. In addition, dentists are reviewed on many general review sites such as Yelp, YellowPages and Google reviews. Angie's List offers dentist reviews, but a paid subscription is required to access these reviews as of April 2015.
Review and rating sites also allow customers to add their own experiences, so users can review dentists they have used in the past to help keep others informed.
A patient who wants to ensure that his dentist is properly licensed can check this status by inquiring with the dental licensing board in the state where the dentist practices.