The OP said "the most important characteristic of A dentist," not YOUR dentist.Originally posted by Mo007
Why would you care about your dentist's "smile" so much? - shouldn't you be concerned about yours more?
IMO: A dentist that doesn't have a nice smile, and can relate to his/her patients, means that the patients don't have a nice smile neither. Thus, that dentist is not doing his/her job. Booyah!Originally posted by marshall
In response to his smile, I don't think that is as much of a big deal. How nice does it have to be? If he or she has had a lot of dental work done it may not appear as nice as someone else's but perhaps he or she can now relate better to his or her patients.