Hmm... I usually go yearly, which I think is less often than recommended. When I had a job with nonsensically-good dental insurance, I went twice a year (for free!)---but when I'm paying out of pocket, once a year is enough.
So, not really a fear of the dentist at all... just balancing my budget in a sensible manner.
(I'm also not sure if I should check that I do or do not go to regular dental appointments... they're regular for me, but not up to ADA recommendations.) Funny that you'd post this today, though, because my appointment's this afternoon!)