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WHO VOTES?
We've asked thousands of dentists the question above to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and, of course, physical results. 

WHO'S NOMINATED?
The nomination pool consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists we have missed. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and use only their knowledge of their peers' work when evaluating the other nominees. 

HOW ARE THE VOTES TALLIED?
On their ballot, voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is complete, the scores are compiled and averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies, depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Also factoring in our decision are past awards and status in various dental academies (Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontolgy, etc.). 

IS THE LIST DOUBLE-CHECKED?
Once the decision has been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists. 

WHY ISN'T MY DENTIST ON THE LIST?
Of course, there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist's inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility of popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects any biases and that this is the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere. 

DISCLAIMER
This list is excerpted from the 2014 topDentists™, which includes listings for more than 250 dentists and specialists in the Charlotte metropolitan area. For more information call 706-364-0853, or email, info@usatopdentists.com, or visit usatopdentists.com.

topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2008-2014 by topDentists, LLC, Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission. 

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