My former dentist had a seat-side sink and water cup dispenser for me to rinse intermittently while the cleaning occurred. The alternative your office uses (suction tube ) really bothers me. The suction sounds, etc is just a common thing that grates badly on my nerves.
I was initially disappointed when I learned that the senior Dr. Byerly was reducing his practice, and his son would be starting to work with more of the patients. That was a total waste of disappointment! Dr. Ryan has the same knowledgeable, friendly, relaxed chairside manner as his dad, and has great skills! I've been very satisfied with the care I've received from him.
I've been seen by many, many dental hygienists in my time on planet Earth, and Libby is right up there at the top! She's bright, competent, friendly, efficient and friendly, and I'd come in just to listen to the background music she chooses!