To find a dentist on Healthgrades.com, click on the Find Dentists tab, as of June 2015. Enter either a dentist name, specialty, a condition or procedure, then enter an area and perform a search. In the location field, enter a full address, a city and state, or a ZIP code.
Results are listed according to the site's best matches, but you can choose other sorting methods, including patient satisfaction ratings, experience match, hospital quality, alphabetically by last name, or distance. The search results page also offers several filters to narrow down results, including the dentist's practicing specialties, conditions treated, procedures performed or what insurance is accepted. Although the search has a default distance set, you can change that by clicking on Distance and selecting a new search radius.
Click on a dentist to view the information page. The page lists the dentist's address, phone number and patient rating. Patients rate the dentist out of five stars in multiple categories, including total wait time, staff friendliness, how well conditions are explained, and the amount of time spent with patients. To send an appointment request to the dentist, click on Request an Appointment and enter your information, along with information on the reason for your appointment.