When it’s time to visit a dental clinic, sometimes the instinct is to grab your smartphone, type “dentist near me” into your favorite search engine, and go to whoever is closest. Although this is one approach you could take, we believe that the best way to go in the long term is to find the best dentist you can.

What are some of the things you can do to find the best dentist in your area? Well, reading reviews is the first step you can take, and as a matter of fact we shared what people are saying about us in a recent blog post. This is the easiest way to get an idea of what your dentist will actually be like.

Wondering what else you should be on the lookout for? Believe it or not, that’s the topic of today’s blog. If you’ve been considering finding a new location for family dental care in Denver, today’s post is for you. Keep reading to learn more!

Your Dentist Should Be…


First things first. The best dentists are the ones who have taken their education seriously. At the end of the day you want someone who is up to date with the latest in dental technologies because that means that there will be more options for you as a patient.

The good news is that our dentist Dr. Pernell takes over 100 years of CE each and every year, far exceeding state requirements. As a matter of fact, his next goal is to get his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

In other words, as with so many other things in life, being able to turn to someone who you know really knows their stuff always proves to be a wise decision.


The best dentist in the world would still not be a desirable person to see when you have a toothache if that person isn’t friendly. For many, a trip to the local dental clinic is a source of great anxiety. At Summit Family Dentistry, we totally understand that. It’s why each member of our staff will do their part to put you at ease.

It’s why we have memory foam patient chairs, Netflix on the television screens, plush blankets, and iPads for your kids to play with while you’re here. We want you to feel comfortable while you’re here and we’ll do everything possible to ensure that that is the case.

And hey, you can even count on us to tell silly jokes from time to time. Will they get a laugh? Not if you have a good sense of humor. But hey, at least you can count on us to be friendly every single time you visit!


The best dentists are the ones who are able to communicate effectively. We know that for many who visit us, dental jargon can be confusing. That’s why we’ll take the time to fill you in on everything you need to know between visits. If you need to be brushing a certain way, we’ll make sure you get it instead of just sending you back into the world with vague instructions to “stay on top of your brushing.”

No matter the situation that you find yourself in dentally, you can count on us to give you a clear directive for improving your oral health. Whether that means reviewing flossing techniques to make sure that you are getting it just right or suggesting a different toothbrush that might better suit your needs, we’ll make sure that you have all of the facts.

Of course we’re always here to answer your questions even after your appointment is over. Have a question about something we brought up during your exam? Wondering about whether or not you should use a certain mouthwash? Whatever the case may be, don’t hesitate to reach out to us because we’d be glad to speak with you on the phone to make sure that all of your questions are answered.

Schedule a Visit Today

With a combination of cutting edge technology and a commitment to taking great care of our patients, you can count on us to live up to our reputation of being the best dentist in Denver, NC. Meet the team and you’ll see just how friendly we are.

We proudly offer everything from preventative dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to restorative dentistry. Whether you’re in need of a root canal or invasalign treatments or even just a checkup, the team at Summit Family Dentistry would be glad to lend a helping hand. Our goal is to help you achieve your best smile. We know that you have a number of choices when it comes to your dental care, but we want you to know that we will go above and beyond to ensure that your time here is as pleasant as possible.

Schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!