Like a lot of people, I am terrified of the dentist, but don't let the name of my dentist scare you.
I have been patronizing Dr. Hurt for 8+ years and have always come away from the experience unscathed.
He is very attentive to my apprehensions and takes the extra time and care to assure that I am comfortable.
If you are a "coward" when it comes to dentists, I highly recommend Dr. Hurt and his excellent staff at the San Marcos Dental Center in San Marcos, CA. It's worth the extra drive.