D Magazine’s confidential poll was sent to 2,907 local dentists, asking them to recommend their peers in each specialty. We made the ballot available online at dmagazine.com. Only dentists with a valid dental license were eligible. An esteemed panel of dentists, representing a range of specialties, reviewed the final list. Once the list was finalized, we investigated disciplinary status and vetted each winner’s dental license. We then turned the list over to our sales team. They cannot add to or subtract from the list, but they can sell ads to the winners. A special advertising section containing the winners who purchased ads is then put together and displayed somewhere else in the magazine. If you have a dentist you like and trust, and his or her name is not on this list, we recommend you stick with your D.D.S. You may see his or her name on the next list of Best Dentists in Dallas.