I have been a Seattle resident for my entire life and have been afflicted with anxiety in relation to dental appointments and procedures. I have performed an exhaustive search to locate a dentist willing to incorporate personal understanding and commitment in their practice philosophy. I also have two children, ages 5 and 7, who are actually excited for their check ups. Dr. Irwin somehow makes ""going to the dentist fun"" for them. I cannot reccommend his professionalism and humanistic approach in forming the Dr.-patient relationship enough.