Dr. Pipkin is a doll, very friendly and sweet. She is the best "wiggler" in the desert. Let me explain that. When DDS give a shot to numb you, first they put a numbing agent on injection site, then with other fingers they pinch the lip and kind of wiggle and shake it while the other hand gives the injection. If done correctly, you don't feel anything, it might just be a distraction, I'm not sure, but it works. She is a great, painless, dentist, and was a great student I'm assuming in school, because a lot of dentists don't do this well. Dentistry in this day and age should never be painful, people shouldn't fear dentistry anymore, and it is not painful with Dr.Pipkin, so I highly recommend her to others. Please don't be anxious or have fear, she will make you feel very comfortable!