I went to this dentist without any prior knowledge of him, as my dental HMO assigned me to this office because I didn't designate a primary. I had only ever been to dentists for emergencies as an adult, due to a rather strong phobia of dentists and their pointy instruments. Then i broke a tooth and had to face my demon. The office and staff are comforting, understanding, and work with you rather than just pushing you through the steps. They are gentle, thorough, and check in on how you are doing through whatever they are doing to your teeth. They also clearly communicate costs of procedures - I have yet to have my bill be anything other than the amount I expected it to be. I'm very happy I have found this dentist and his staff, I will continue to go here for my dental needs without breaking a tooth first.