We see an excellent dentist, Laurie Shepherd. She's very professional, always letting you know just what she's doing and why. She seems very up-to-speed with her practices and techniques -- and doesn't mind letting you know that she's using something cutting-edge, and once again, why she's doing so. And her practice is tightly run, so scheduling and billing go smoothly.
Her chairside manner is fine -- she's very personable -- but she's not exactly sunny, and she doesn't indulge the kids with her gimmicks, so I'm more comfortable recommending her for adults than kids.
BTW, she doesn't really specialize in cosmetic dentistry -- though she did a great job on my chipped tooth.