It has been estimated that forty percent of the U.S. population has dentophobia, commonly known as fear of the dentist. For up to twenty percent of people, the fear is so great it interferes with dental health. We at Happy Dentist understand the anxiety that a visit to the dentist can bring. We specialize in gentle dentistry and use a variety of proven techniques to ensure that every visit to our office is as stress free as possible. While training together at USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Dr. Salt and Dr. Pepper became among the first in the nation to train in hypnosis for dentistry. Their own childhood experiences with dentophobia bonded them together in their desire to open a dental practice to help others. Their innovative approach to dental fears and pain sets our office and our patients apart when it comes to truly pain-free dental work. Our patients are often surprised at how quick and effective hypnosis is for treating dental fears. We are the only office in the nation to have two dentists trained and certified to provide dental hypnosis. Hypnosis isn’t our only treatment option, we are also licensed experts at sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can be done independently or can work together with hypnosis for the ultimate in pain-free dental work. We are pleased to offer our patients options for their dental experience. We are committed to our mission statement, “Affordable gentle dentistry in a friendly and caring environment where all our patients are encouraged to pursue optimal oral health and have the right to pain-free dental work” We are ready to help you or your loved one overcome dentophobia. For more information or to book an appointment call us today at 888-BEST DDS or book your appointment online at www.happydentist.com.