The dentist used to terrify me. I went to a dentist who was really not the best and didn't believe me when I was getting a tooth pulled as a child and told him the Novocaine wasn't working. Needless to say I haven't gone back there. My orthodontist recommended Dr Ribary's office and I was skeptical but my fears were put to rest in the first visit. For any procedure involving needles and/or tooth pulling I was given the mask with the laughing gas and it did relax me very much. The staff is great and they have headphones and a selection of music to choose from. I just pretend I am somewhere else until the work is done. The work is very good too, he is a skilled professional and I have been extremely happy with the services I have gotten there. The rest of my family goes there as well.