To say the least, I was a "dentist coward" when I first went to Dr. Hoffman. Some not-so-great childhood experiences at the dentist made me one terrified of the dentist. I can only say that meeting Dr. Scott Hoffman changed my life. He was gentle, professional, thorough, compassionate and understood the fears a patient can bring to his chair. He explained all my issues( sadly, there were many) and my choices, letting me know he was willing to work on my fear as well as my teeth! Many years later, I would hate to think about going to another dentist, ever. If you're fortunate enough to live in the neighborhood, consider Dr. Hoffman. You'll want to write letters of gratitude afterward.