As a critical care nurse, I am very aware of the importance of a healthcare team that practices 'patient-centered' care. This concept is essential to positive outcomes in terms of both current and future treatment plans. Over the years I had developed a real phobia for dental procedures. I know that good dental care is directly linked to overall health, so I researched a dental practice that would take my fears into consideration. I discovered Dr. Simmon's practice last fall and I was not disappointed. A healthcare practice starts with the phone call to make an appointment and both Danielle and Vickie led the way with their kindness in making the appt and providing information. Jasmine, Dr. Simmons/Kandare's dental assistant, had a warm, reassuring manner, and I was confident that my needs were her priority. I elected to have IV sedation for my procedures. Dr. Simmons took care of my first procedure last fall. He took great lengths to patiently explain everything to me in the detail that I needed as well as answering my questions. I did not feel rushed or patronized at any point which told me that he truly cared about the feelings of patients. His calming, caring manner is certainly a testament to both his professional and personal character. This spring I needed another procedure and found that Dr. Simmons had sold his practice to Dr. Wes Kandare. I was apprehensive at first as I did not know the new dentist but both Dr Simmons' staff and Dr Simmons reassured me prior to my visit that Dr. Kandare had been carefully vetted as Dr. Simmons wanted the transition of his practice to be seemless. I stepped out on my faith in Dr. Simmons and kept the appointment for my procedure. I am so very glad that I did. Dr. Kandare was every bit as kind and caring as Dr. Simmons had been previously. He called later in the evening to check on my welfare and thanked me for my confidence in him. I would highly recommend this dental healthcare team to anyone looking for kind, compassionate professional dental care.