My experience in dentistry over the last few decades has shown me that the patients who have come into the practice have concerns based on their past.
Confidence n the dentist is primary. If you can follow and understand what the dentist explains then your overall dental experience will be positive. Once you have established the relationship with the new dentist, the rest is easy.
Convenience and comfort are the next concerns. A dentist that understands that quality, convenience and comfort will keep their patients healthy, happy and smiling for many years.