I LOVED Laura -- and I've never said that about a hygienist in my life. I was totally embarrassed about how long it's been since I've gone to the dentist, I felt like my teeth looked horrible, and I was terrified about what dental work I was going to need done. But she put me at ease IMMEDIATELY. She talked about her own dental issues, reassured me that she's seen far worse teeth in her life, and that dentistry has come a long way in fixing issues more easily and with less pain. She did a thorough cleaning that was the most comfortable I've ever had in my life. And she also is someone you would want to hang out with -- not like previous hygienists I've had, who I dreaded seeing even once a year. The practice overall is a dream. Dr. Kate is super nice, matter-of-fact and thorough. Jeff at the front desk is efficient and funny. Lauren, the other hygienist I met, is beyond nice. For someone who usually HATES dentists, dental offices, dental visits, etc. -- this place was like the twilight zone. I couldn't recommend it more highly.