If you are looking for a dentist near the downtown area, Dr. Shareff is great! I live in North Raleigh and don't mind the drive to be in his care. FIrst, let me say, that I am no fan of denists! I dislike having my teeth cleaned and abhor fillings- But, having said that, I must admit that Dr. Shareff makes things a little less uncomfortable. Dr. Shareff's personality is super- personable. He is hilarious and always takes the time to find out about the current events in your life. When it comes time for the actual procedure, I am usually nice and relaxed because of this. He also brings in his own collection of cds to play so you are not forced to listed to the same old drab elevator music! Thumbs up to this dentist!