I was promptly ushered into the exam room and immediately greeted by Ariel and x-rayed. The procedure, a filling, was handled by Dr. Owen(?) quickly and expertly, with Ariel's assistance. No pain; I was out in an hour. The only negative was being asked to pay for the procedure before it began, while I was awaiting treatment. This is my first experience with paying before services are rendered. In past visits here, I have always paid after services and before leaving the building. I am not sure of the dentist's name as he did not introduce himself upon entering the treatment room.