Approximately eight years ago I had not been to a dentist for more than ten years. Finally, I just knew I needed to do something before my teeth were beyond help. I really had no idea where to go, as my dentist from the past was no longer practicing. I asked a co-worker for a recommendation and she gave me Dr. Halsema’s name and phone number. I must say that Dr. Halsema and her entire staff are the best. When I first went to her I explained that I was claustrophobic and prone to occasional panic attacks. She and her staff were very understanding and patient. Anytime I needed her to stop or let me sit up for a minute, she did so immediately and talked with me until I was OK. Because of their kindness and understanding, I rarely had to ask them to wait. I have had a great deal of work done in her office and I can honestly say that I have never had any pain. If I even acted like there might be some pain, she would stop immediately and reevaluate things. The entire staff, of Office Personnel, the Dental Hygienist, Dental Technicians and Dr. Halsema are friendly, genuine, and professional, and feel like family. Imagine not dreading to go to the dentist!