My entire family, including my children ages 3-8 have been going to Dr. Alder for years. We have always been happy with his treatment, his friendliness, and ability to explain treatment in a easy to understand way. My kids do not fear going to the dentist, in fact they like to see him. He is very educated and always knows what he is talking about. Last time when my son had a cavity, he felt my son would do better with a pediatric dentist for the filling. He gladly recommended one for us and even sent a letter to the new dentist explaining my son's case. I would highly recommend him for kids and adults.