We understand that receiving dental care is difficult for the great majority of patients. So, how do we turn the fearful into the cheerful, and thus achieve our goals? By carefully listening to your fears and desires. by applying a honey-flavored gel to numb your gums, so injections, given slowly and gently, don’t hurt, By offering laughing gas and concious sedation ( where valium is used with nitrous oxide), should you desire. By promising to instantly stop care when asked to. In short, by each of us focusing all of our attention and effort on our patients’ well being and happiness.