Made an appointment at Dr. Shigihara's practice at the urging of my girlfriend after not going to a dentist for care for more than 10 years. I was nervous about the amount of work needed and the reactions of the people doing the checkup and cleaning to the condition of my teeth. The person who did my cleaning made a clear explanation of what would occur and how long it would take. After each of the visits for the initial cleaning (it HAD been 10+ years), I felt like I had been given a new set of teeth. Every time I go back, from the warm greeting of the office manager as I enter, to the detail of care I receive, I am not disappointed. If I had know that it would have been this easy, I wouldn't have stayed away so long. Thanks to all of Dr. Pat's staff for making dental care much more approachable for me.