Choosing the right Burbank dentist takes some research; you want to be assured you and your family are getting the best dental care. Many dentists find new patients through referrals from existing patients, and asking your neighbors, friends and family if they can recommend a dentist is a good first step, especially if you’re new to the area. And visiting a dentist’s office in person is always more effective than relying on the opinions of others; most dentists welcome visitors. Talk to as many of the staff as possible, and get a feel for how the office and the practice are run. Does the staff seem friendly and efficient? Does the facility use the latest equipment and procedures? What is the waiting area like? How do they handle the insurance process? And if you plan to take your kids there, it’s important they feel comfortable there.