My whole family - myself, DH, and two 2.5 year-old toddlers - just visited Dr. Knaphus, after seeing the 5-star reviews here. For the toddlers, it was their first checkup ever. For me, it was my first visit in six years (no insurance), and for DH, it was his first visit in . . . well, a very long time indeed. Dr. Knaphus handled our laxness in our dental health gracefully and encouragingly, and didn't come across as nagging, preachy, or pessimistic. He was great with our toddlers, and did a full cleaning for one daughter - who did get upset, but calmed down once he started "playing" with the tools with her. The other twin threw a fit, but still got some tooth care - and better yet, is really excited about the dentist despite the fit. Our daughters have been very excited to have their teeth brushed and flossed ever since - and, since the dentist kept the visit very positive, DH and I are excited about being able to help them (and get our own dental hygiene on track again as well).