I used to be a dental assistant for one of the best USC gradurltes in California, and after relocating to the Kansas City area, I tried to continue working in my profession. I was never able to assist another dentist for long. When I started having a bad toothache in 1983, I was convinced I would need a root canal and crown. A co-worker referred me to Carl Dahlquist, who could have solved my problem and stopped the pain with those procedures; but instead, he ruled out infection and decay, adjusted my bite and charged me a reasonable fee. Since then, I’ve received conservative, gentle dental work per the latest, permanent, pain-free methods, confident I’m receiving the best care in an extremely sterile environment.