I'm a big baby when it comes to dental work. Dr. de la Torre was so comforting and gentle while making sure I was numb and Kelly went above and beyond with my root planning & scaling! Due to my extra sensitive & broken teeth, she ended up using hand tools instead of the easier/quicker way. Both women were so kind and professional....and I did NOT get a lecture about waiting two years for a check-up and cleaning. Instead I received a brief but helpful education about taking care of my teeth and we set an appointment to return in three months. Both check in & check out was a breeze. What did I learn today? No need to get anxious about seeing "the dentist" anymore....as long as I come back to Hitzel Dental!