To This Very Day I Am Traumatized By Dr. Heidi I went to Heidi when I was six and I'm twenty now and to this very day I still remember the horrors that woman has done. I remember the first time I went there I could hear children crying in the offices while I waited in the reception area. I remember not wanting to play in the play area because I was too worried about what would be going in or coming out of my mouth in the next ten minutes. Heidi would never remember my name. Instead she thought calling me 'Princess' would make me feel better. It never did. I even asked her to call me Ashley or even Ash to which she replied 'Okay Princess.' In the most poisonous, sugar glossed voice. She would strap me down to the chair, in something called a papoose. And she didn't strap you in lightly. Oh no, those Velcro straps were tight, almost tight enough to cut flesh. Then to keep my mouth open she'd put what looked like a pair of pliers with rubber ends in my mouth, which would keep it pried open, hurting my jaw. I'm positive that she is the reason why my jaw clicks and pops and gets sore so easily nowadays. I wouldn't doubt it if she did me serious damage. Also, when she pulls a tooth, she will tell you that the tooth-fairy will not visit you because your a bad child and she doesn't reward bad children. In my opinion its not her place to say such things. She?s not your child?s mother, she does not have the right to scold children in this way! And finally, the last time I visited her she told me I had four cavities. After seeing my fear and distress from visiting her office, my mom finally decided to take me to a new dentist, Dr. Boyd, not more than a week after my visit with her. He informed me that I only had two cavities. Now, I'm positive I didn't brush away two cavities. So I don't doubt the fact that she will tell parents that their children have more cavities than they do to get more money out of them. Whatever you do, please do not take you're children here. It took me years to get over her abuse and realize that dentists don't have to hurt you and they can be gentle. I saw her commercial the other day and I was absolutely appalled that she was still in business. Women like Dr. Heidi should be banned from working with children. I go to Dr. Haze in Palmdale now, and I am simply amazed at how professional and gentle they are.