For our third annual list of the city’s best dentists, Houstonia partnered with national survey company TopDentists, which sent ballots to dentists listed on the American Dental Association website and dentist society members in Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties, asking, “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” Dentists and specialists were asked to consider years of experience, education, manner with patients and the use of new techniques and technologies. Highly rated dentists were then vetted with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to check for disciplinary actions. There are many fine dentists not included in this list, which is intended as a sampling of the vast array of choices available to Houstonians. Our list, it also should be noted, depends heavily on the subjective judgments of other dentists. More information about methodology can be found at usatopdentists.com.