I went to Dr. Smith after my (inexperienced) dentist thought I might need a root canal. When I visited Dr. Smith and asked for his opinion about whether the root canal was necessary, he was very rude, said "I'll do whatever you want", and "pushed" me out of his office. Basically, he seemed only interested in doing the root canal. Isn't he supposed to be the expert and offer his expert opinion? Because I was uncomfortable with his response, I decided to visit a second well-regarded endodontist and, after taking additional x-rays, he determined the root canal was unnecessary. A visit to another dentist, and the subsequent filing, also verified that the root canal was unnecessary. After speaking with other people familiar with Dr. Smith, they informed me he has a history of performing questionably necessary root canals. Unless it's obvious that you need a root canal, I would highly recommend you get a second opinion before visiting Dr. Smith as it appears he will perform a root canal whether necessary or not. Also, I did not appreciate his attitude and would not definitely not recommend him.