When people are looking for a new dentist they often say their number one concern is finding a good dentist who is honest and trustworthy. Fortunately, new research shows that finding a dentist you can trust should be relatively easy. According to a new poll by the Gallup Organization, the majority of Americans consistently consider dentists among the country’s most honest and ethical professionals. http://www.gallup.com/poll/159035/congress-retains-low-honesty-rating.aspx
The 2012 Gallup survey shows that more than 60 percent of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of dentists as “very high” or “high.” Dentists rank fifth highest for honesty and integrity among 22 professions Gallup measured. Only engineers, medical doctors, pharmacists and nurses earned higher grades. Each profession was graded on a five-point honesty and ethical scale ranging from "very high" to "very low."
The Gallup poll reaffirms what patients know – that dentists are trusted advisors and partners in helping improve dental health and advancing patient care. 1-800-DENTIST® can help you find a good dentist you can trust fast. Prior to admitting any dentists to our member database, our staff screens them all for education, license, specialties and other categories to ensure that their credentials meet our high