Meg T. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)
I had been putting off getting my teeth cleaned because of unpleasant and painful experiences in the past, but I knew it needed to be done so I finally decided to just pick the the closest dentist that took my insurance and get it over with. This turned out to be Dr. Bagaason and, much to my surprise, he and his staff gave me the most relaxed, stress-free dental visit I think I’ve ever had. The practice is small (I believe Dr. Bagaason is the only practitioner there) and the facilities look a little run-down but all of the equipment seemed new and clean. Dr. Bagaason was very friendly and thorough in the exam and actually explained to me what he was doing, telling me about problem areas without lecturing or making me feel embarrassed. He also never pressured me into buying any products or unnecessary tests, which I appreciated. His assistant Diane was fantastic as well – her friendly demeanor made me feel immediately at ease, and she took great care to make sure I was comfortable and that she wasn’t hurting me (which probably wasn’t easy to do when my gums were so inflamed). All in all I can’t recommend this dental practice highly enough. I doubt I will ever enjoy going to the dentist but I know that I won’t dread going back to this place, and that is a huge relief!