SR and I were married in October---he's finally getting in to see her early next month. Good thing he's stayed well. I have no problems getting in myself. Once you're a patient, it's fine. It's just getting that first appointment that's tough.
My dentist also has a PhD and her husband works as a researcher for Barnes Hospital/Washington U. School of Medicine. I'm going to try to call her tomorrow and ask her for some advice. She's a wonderful friend, as well as a greyt dentist. I've gotten excellent referrals from her in the past.