What is important when choosing a dentist to do your smile makeover? First, do your research. Family and friends who have actually had cosmetic dentistry done are a great source of information. The internet is another wonderful source. A dentist's web site should outline the specific additional training that most cosmetic dentists have, like at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI). The web site should have numerous photographs of cosmetic procedures that he/she has actually performed (not stock photography). When you choose an office to visit, it should be neat, clean, and modern looking. Talk with your dentist and his team members and let them know what it is you would like your smile to look like. He or she needs to listen to your concerns regarding your smile and give you options and benefits of various treatments such as porcelain veneers, bonding, or all ceramic crowns. Your dentist ought to be able to show you photos of his/her dentistry that he has actually done. It finally comes down to trust. Your smile is too important and deserves the finest in materials and expertise!