We've been going to Petite for about 4 years now, and I usually have nothing but great things to say about the staff and our experiences, but this visit was an exception. I took my 7 year-old in for two sealants and her strong gag reflex kicked in when the dental assistant placed the bite block in. It took several tries to get it in, and I could tell my daughter was very tense and tears were forming under her little sunglasses. The assistant kept telling her it "would be fine" and though the words she was saying were seemingly nice, her tone made it clear that she was annoyed and frustrated with my daughter. She condescendingly remarked, "This one is actually for 3 year-olds" as if to shame her into controlling her gag reflex. I felt that the bedside manner of the dental assistant at this visit was quite uncomfortable, and not at all the nurturing environment that I have come to expect for my children at Petite Dental.