Not for us
My little guy needed some work done and they would not budge on letting me back with him. Finally, after lots of tears, they let me back there. I was able to calm him down so they could finish, but it was tough by that time since he was all worked up. I completely understand why dentists have that policy, which is why I asked them about it before we came in. But in my case, he does WAY better when I'm there for the tough stuff (not the regular cleanings, etc). He still asks me to never take him back there. They were nice, just not willing to see my point. After the fact, though, they realized they should've let me stay with him from the start and it would've been easier for all of us.