I began using Dr. Brien Douglas as my general dentist in 2016 when my former dentist that I had used for many years (nearly 20 years to be exact) retired. So, I began calling local dentists from the phone book in the Hot Springs area, where I live. Dr. Douglas was one of the first dental offices that I had called, and I received an immediate appointment. My appointment went fine. I could tell that the dental hygienist was experienced and thorough in cleaning my teeth, from scaling and polishing to flossing my teeth and administering a fluoride treatment. She has a plaque on the wall to prove her credentials as also does Dr. Douglas. I also appreciated that Dr. Douglas gave me an honest, professional opinion whenever he evaluated, or consulted with me, about my teeth. For example, it was initially thought that I would need a filling between my two front bottom teeth because my gums had somewhat eroded, but shortly later Dr. Douglas looked at it, and informed me that a filling would not be necessary after all. This was not a cavity by the way. He actually thought that a filling would do me worse than not even having one. This proves that Dr. Douglas cares for his patients and shows that he is not in his profession simply for the money.