I have never been to a more competent and personable dentist. He is rehabilitating my whole mouth (multiple caries on every tooth, one crown, cleaning and whitening) and has already taken me from being very nervous to nearly stress-free about dental treatment. He explains what he's doing at each step of the procedure, is very gentle, thorough and quality-oriented. Plus he guest lectures at USC's dentistry school. He has referral arrangements with some of the best endodontists in the area as well... I have yet to see how good the gum specialist is, since I'm going to get gum grafts after he's done with all his work. His hygienists are fantastic, especially Lori and Judy, and his wife is great at the front desk. His office is hung with GORGEOUS paintings of Mexico done by his brother, I believe. I'm paying cash for my work and think it's a great deal given the level of professionalism and amazing quality of care I'm receiving. He puts all the other dentists I've had to shame... he makes them look like sorry-ass slacker students. Seriously. He's very popular and booked up for months, so good luck getting in if you're a new patient.