I went to Matthews Dental Care for 6 years before I moved out of the area. In summary, I cannot praise Dr. Surface enough. He is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. Initially, my teeth required a lot of care because of my poor dental hygiene earlier in life. However, for the last 3 of 6 years I went for my semi-annual checkups, and no cavities or problems were found. If a dentist is not honest, he or she could potentially make up cavities that are not there, etc. However, I can truly say that Dr. Surface is the most honest doctor I have ever known! When I got married, my wife, too, was blown away by Dr. Surface's and his support staff. All of them are extremely nice and friendly. I agree with pj6687, they do know their patients by name. In regards to the first reviewer (faltunam), you are one angry person. I also had a slight miscalculation at this dental office, where I asked if my services would be paid for by insurance. I was told yes, but the insurance company probably did not count my last visit a couple of weeks prior, so I was going to have to pay for the service out of pocket. It was a critical time for me financially as I was the only one working in the family. When I brought up this problem to the front desk personnel, they conveyed it to Dr. Surface, and he absorbed the expense as a loss to himself. That is one noble man, going above and beyond to preserve a good relationship with his patients! Thank you, Dr. Surface, for all your hard work! And thank your staff for me, please. My new dentist in the Raleigh area is now having an easier time with my teeth, thanks to you.