OK, going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do. The construction of a medical complex in my area got me to looking for a new dentist. You can find a good dentist online but word of mouth is best. I know that people are quick to share bad dental experiences but good advise will require a little probing. I had my first experience with a dentist when I joined the Army. Yes, my family was too poor to afford dental for five kids. We were doing good to keep the family fed and clothed. If you need dental work it is better if you have already established a preventative plan with a good dentist.