We switched to Dr. Brinson after spending too many years with an HMO dentist who found less than 15 seconds to spend with us after the cleaning. Dr. Brinson started my first visit by taking 18 (!) xrays, doing the full cleaning herself, and a full oral exam. She did the same for my five year old daughter.
When it was recommended that I either crown or fill a tooth, she ran me through pros and cons of each, citing exact costs and didn't try to encourage one procedure over the other, though the profit levels were vastly different to her.
I can't recommend her highly enough. She's kind and gentle, thorough and patient, as well as reasonably priced for doing all the "grunt" work herself.