after seeing the comments, i had to sign up and comment myself. some comments on there seem very nasty, and some seem over the top great.! so who is right? i suppose the experience is based on your own personal point of view.??? if a person were to neglect their teeth for years, and then come in and find out the bad news, and then turn around and blame the doctor for a huge price tag to get thier teeth back to normal, thats not fair to give a doctor a bad review on this site. now if the doctor did shabby work, or mabye did a price change without warning, that is one thing, but to blame the doc for a high price, no way. as long as the doctor examines you, gives you accurate information, and a solid price quote, then there is nothing to complain about. if you dont like the prices, then you can simply go to another cheaper doctor, and roll the dice. careful, you get what you pay for. me personally? i didnt take the greatest care of my teeth, due to finances, and that was my own fault. yes, there is a lot of work to be done, and it isnt cheap, but i dont blame the doc for that. as for my experience with the cleaning and exam, i was happy with the level of service and professionalism, i was happy with just about everything, except that i have work to do on my teeth which will cost me, but thats not the fault of the doc. hope that clears up things for readers.