Dr. Powell filled several cavities on my 5-year-old son. When he gave my son a shot to numb him up beforehand, my extremely pain-sensitive son didn’t even flinch. I don’t think he even knew he just got a shot. Dr. Powell has a reputation for giving near painless shots, and I was amazed to witness it firsthand. All I can say is that I feel like it’s totally worth it to take your kids to a pediatric dentist. The cost seems comparable to a regular dentist, but since all they do is work on kids all day, they are more efficient and the work gets done right the first time. Quicker office visit + greater chance of having work done right the first time + kid-friendly office and staff + same price = happy kids and happy mom. Dr. Powell is simply a nice guy, too. A big thumbs up from me.