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With Dr Frances at Tavistock Dental, London

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Tavistock Dental
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Nervous About Seeing A Dentist? Don’t Worry, We Are Here To Help!

Introducing Dentistry For Nervous Patients From Tavistock Dental And Dental Smiles London With Dr Frances.

Dr-Frances-BDSA trip to the dentist can cause anxiety for many people. If you feel nervous about any aspect of your visit to see us, be assured that the team here are trained to help make your visit as stress free as possible. Nervous patients are often labelled as having dental phobia. This is a valid condition and can be treated with a slightly modified approach to the provision of dental care.

Many of these people are so fearful about coming in that the health of their mouth suffers as a result.  People who avoid the dentist are more likely to have problems with their gums and be more prone to infection and gum disease.

It is important to see a dentist regularly so that if issues with your mouth do arise they can be treated swiftly and can prevent the damage done to your smile becoming irreversible.  The good news is that with advances in dentistry there is now no need for you to be in pain whilst at the dentist!

We created the Dentistry For Nervous Patients website specifically for people who are fearful of seeing a dentist. Dr Frances has been working with nervous patients for over 15 years. She designs treatment programs specifically for anxious dental patients. She has devoted a large part of her dental career to the study and understanding of Dental Anxiety, adopting new approaches to dealing with your issues and concerns.

Dr Frances works out of Tavistock Dental in central London.

We Never Judge You Or Your Teeth

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If you are looking for treatment and need to book a paid consultation with Dr Frances, you can use our convenient online booking system to choose a date and time that works for you.

However, if you would just like to find out more about our sedation treatment and discuss your dental problems, we offer a Complimentary Consultation with Personal Smile Concierge Nikki.

Add your name and email to the form and then you will be automatically redirected to the booking page.

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Don’t take our word for it, see what our patients say about us…

Before visiting, I was frustrated with all other dentists downplaying my concerns and not believing my condition as a real thing; preventing local anaesthetics and most painkillers from working, as well as increasing any pain to a level higher than normal. I was just told that my pain would be different now I'm older etc etc so almost gave up.I knew I needed treatment, and after some research I knew the only way I was having it was with sedation (hoping it would work) and came across Tavistock Dental.My initial consultation left me feeling SO confident, Francis and the team there were so reassuring an understanding, for the first time I didn't have to explain myself one bit.When it came to my appointment for the treatment, Francis was nothing less than amazing, she calmed me when I got tearful about the needle (another fear). Never have I seen a needle so tiny, and hardly felt it! I don't remember much else apart from waking up and being so grateful not to remember anything, and not to feel traumatised by the experience. I think that says it all for the success of the sedation! I left happy with a smile on my face and so far have not had any further complications.I can't thank the team enough - Francis and Nikki in particular, who between them, from start to finish listened to me and looked after me brilliantly. If I do need more treatment, which hopefully won't be for a few years, there is no one I could recommend more than Francis (and sedation)!If I have the means, I will go back without question for anything teeth related in future. It is expensive, but totally worth it and there are flexible payment plans offered if you don't have the money upfront.THANK YOU!read more
Lottie Anderson
Lottie A.
Even going in dentist makes me so nervous that my heart rate just goes high🥺 found this lovely dentist team. Frances is the best made me so comfortable and ensured me. I had sedation done for tooth removal and deep cleaning and it went so well. So comfortable and stress free. I am now still carrying on with Maya the hygienist where she is so gentle and making sure i am always ok, she is the best too. Well all the staff is the best. I am so happy i have found them and decided to go. Thank you to all.read more
Sevim Aygun
Sevim A.
If I could award more than five stars I would.Saying I was nervous is an understatement which goes back to when I was a child. Frances who did the dental work was sympathetic and gentle. The treatment took about three hours but thanks to the sedation I didn't know a thing about it. All of the staff were kind not forgetting the girls on reception. I even had a call the next morning to make sure all was well. If you are scared of going to the dentist then go to Tavistock Dental.read more
Colin Jackson
Colin J.
I had not been to a dentist in years,With talking with Nikki I finally made an appointment,I had sedation and did not feel a thing most importantly felt relaxed with Dr Francis ,Wish I had found this dentist years ago,Thank you all for understanding,Tracy Crowder
Tracy Crowder
Tracy C.
It was great experience I was completely petrified of the dentist but Francis made me at ease the sedation was wonderful I didn’t know anything about it it was brilliant also the work that needed to be done was done altogether in one go so I did not have to keep going back.I recommend it to anyone who is petrified of the dentist the staff was fantastic caring .so please come see Francis she will make you feel so much better Specially if you are so petrified of the dentist. I just want to thank everyone at dental surgery they were brilliant .read more
Lorraine Waters
Lorraine W.
Had both my bottom wisdom teeth removed here yesterday, the procedure was SO quick - I was in and out within 10 minutes. I was nervous and the procedure itself is obviously not exactly enjoyable but the kind, patient staff really made me feel much more at ease.
Nicola Burgess
Nicola B.
Referred to here by another branch for a root canal, being nervous about the dentist I was not thrilled however the staff were very friendly upon arrival and Dr Adnan Chowdry was excellent. Explained the whole process and was very good at keeping me calm.
Ross K
Ross K
Worth Every PennyI had just come from another dentist, who almost shouted at me, in spite of me sharing with her my fears of going to the dentist. I hadn’t been for over 10 years as I was just so scared.The minute Nikki telephoned me for an appointment, I knew I was in safe hands, she was so warm, friendly and very understanding. At no time did she dismiss my fears and anxiety.I was referred to Dr Frances for sedation, she explained the procedures and happily answered any questions I had. She was so reassuring always giving me a choice about how I wanted to proceed.I am so pleased I found this dentist practice, the work done on my teeth was to a brilliant standard. Everyone I came into contact with was both professional and understanding. If you are nervous about the dentist, don’t delay. You will be in exceptional hands.read more
Charmaine Pollard
Charmaine P.
I cannot rate this dental practice highly enough. You are in great hands from the moment you walk in the door - From the wonderful front of house receptionists to the excellent hygienist and on to the expert and caring Dr. Rahul Shaw and his dental assistants. A more highly professional, friendly and supportive team would be hard to find!read more
Mimi Armstrong
Mimi A.
I’m a very nervous patient and have not had good experiences with previous dentists. This practice is such a difference. Everyone from reception to the dental nurses and dentists are friendly, reassuring and totally non judgemental. The process is explained, as are the costs, and I never felt any pressure to agree with anything. I had root canal treatment and after the injections it was truly pain free. If you are suffering from dental pain or anxious give this practice a call. You won’t regret it.read more
Emma Banin
Emma B.
For anyone who is nervous or like me petrified of the dentist, this is hands down the place to go. Nikki on reception is so kind and understanding and Dr Frances Carling so down to earth and professional. I had sedation and remember nothing, the work on my teeth looks great and I CANNOT praise this team of wonderful people enough. I've gone from putting off going to the dentist for years at a time to looking forward to my next visit, which I am shocked about even thinking. Life changing.read more
Tracey Shayer
Tracey S.
Where do I start...I’m so happy to have found this dental centre as I am one of those with a terrible dental phobia and this is exactly the right place to go for that! The whole team are amazing, friendly, understanding and reassuring. Nikki is absolutely lovely and guided me from the beginning when I first made the call to enquire and she completely put my mind at ease. I do also have to highly recommend Dr Frances Carling and her assistant,they were so good that I was wondering when they were going to extract my tooth only to find out that I had awoken from sedation and the tooth had already been extracted! I don’t remember a thing which was a bit bizarre but also amazing as of course I don’t enjoy the process of going to the dentist ever. Thanks again and best wishes to the dental centre for a great job all round!read more
Natasha Springett
Natasha S.
What a lovely experience from start to finish. I hadn’t been to the dentist for several years and my teeth had become quite bad - I was nervous and embarrassed and came across Dr Frances online.I had an initial call with Nikki who was so welcoming and went through my fears and booked in my consultation. I went to the consultation and we discussed my plan - I was only there for around 5 mins and was stress - free!I came back for my appointment and opted for sedation. I don’t remember a thing, was pain free and has changed my life !Thank you so much.If you are thinking about it - go for it! 🙂read more
Maisy Daisy
Maisy D.
Usually being petrified of dentists, going to Tavistock has helped me improve my dental hygiene and thwart my overall fear of dentists. From the receptionists to the staff themselves, they provide a truly welcoming and friendly atmosphere with high-quality care that makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience. I look forward to more years of care with Tavistock.read more
J J
J J
Amazing service! I can safely say that Tavistock Dental have helped me to overcome my fear of going to the dentist. As a nervous patient, the team made me feel so welcome from the first visit. I would 100% recommend visiting this practice.
Abby Fry
Abby F.
The most kind and attentive dentist practice I have ever been to. The entire staff from start to finish always make you feel so welcome and cared for in the most genuine way. I have seen Dr. Adnan Chowdry for two root canals which can feel quite daunting, but his competent, calm demeanour and attention he put into making sure I was ok/pain free throughout made it the least stressful one could hope for. Thanks again for everything and especially for fitting me in super last minute for a follow up the other day!😊read more
Melissa Zitterer
Melissa Z.
Can't recommend this place enough! It was the first time in years I had been to the dentist and I was very nervous about the whole thing, but Dr Francis, Nikki and the whole team put me completely at ease. My partner had to get a tooth removed, and was also very nervous about it, but she feels the same as me, absolutely a wonderful experience. She went under sedation, and 100% would do it that way in a heartbeat. She doesn't remember anything from the procedure at all, and didn't really have any pain afterwards at all. Everyone there is so friendly and professional, we'll both be coming back. Thanks everyone!read more
Haydn Bannister
Haydn B.
I visited Tavistock Dental for a root canal treatment. Every member of staff was super helpful and friendly. I can't thank Dr. Adnan enough for treating me at short notice as I was in pain. He was very reassuring and professional and was explaining every step of the process. Didn't feel any pain whatsoever during the treatment. I am glad I found Tavistock Dental, after quite a bit of research and confusing advice offered elsewhere. Highly recommended!read more
mariam kapsali
mariam K.
I am a very nervous patient with a long history of auto-immune issues, and spent a lot of time researching dentists in London that specialise in nervous patients. I am so happy that I have found Tavistock Dental. Nikki the receptionist was amazing and even though I had just walked in to speak to them without an appointment, she rang around to find me an appointment so I could get my teeth checked before I went on holidays, and has booked me in to speak to their sedation dentist about further treatment later this month. The dentist I saw that afternoon was great, with clear explanations and very reassuring. Honestly some of the best customer service I have ever received - especially if you're worried about going to the dentist I can't recommend Tavistock Dental enough.read more
Christabel Draffin
Christabel D.
Being of the age where as a child I experienced the NHS dential treatment in the 60/70's (needless fillings, sometimes without anesthesia) this was my first dentist visit in >30 years. Actually getting through the door for my first consult was a challenge.What I experienced at Tavistock was pleasantly surprising. There was no 'judgement' , something that worried me, Nikki (practice manager I think) gave me just the right ammount of encouragement to keep me coming back.As far as the treatment - I opted for sedation, I had root canal, some crowns, some reconstructions (i arrived with 3 or 4 broken teeth) and hygeneist (over 2 vists). Big shout out to Dr Frances and her bag happy pills, have pretty much no recollection of either treatment sessions and got a great nights sleep following each :).I've had no post treatment issues which considering the amount of work I had done is amasing.There are probably plenty of people in a similar position to me, all I can say is if it worries you, give Tavistock a try, well worth the expense, which if you work out how long it's been, actually works out quite cost effective!Another big shout out to Nikki and Dr Frances - I now have my (clean) teeth back and will be going back again to keep it that way.read more
Gaz H
Gaz H
From the reception to the dental chair, the Tavistock team is always helpful and friendly. I'm not a big fan of dental visits, but I had quite extensive implant work done over a series of visits around 4 years ago, and have to say that they managed my concerns extremely well. I've had absolutely no trouble with the implants, and popped back recently for a check-up. I'd definitely recommend implants to anyone considering their options. And would certainly recommend Tavistock as the place to have them done. An excellent, highly professional, and - most importantly of all - caring service.read more
Sam Dunn
Sam D.
Had a wonderful experience here. I saw the hygienist called Maya. She answered all of my questions and went through everything thoroughly. Both ladies working at the reception were also very helpful and friendly.
Maryellen Mulhaire
Maryellen M.
After many years of making dentist appointments and canceling because of how nervous I was of going to the dentist. I finally found the Tavistock! From the first appointment, the whole team especially Dr Frances and the wonderfuk Nikki could not have done more for me to put me at ease. Nikki with her smile and Dr with her calmness and professionalism instantly put my fears to rest. I am now looking forward to the rest of my treatment.You have been am absolute Godsend.Deacon Wayneread more
Wayne Ore illy
Wayne Ore I.
I was very nervous about going to the dentist but I came across Tavistock Dental online when I called up I spoke to Nikki who made me feel so much less nervous about going in. When I visited Tavistock for the 1st time I was instantly welcomed and made to feel relaxed. Then I met Dr Francis who also made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. Everyone was super friendly. Highly recommend.read more
Yasmin Sokucu
Yasmin S.
I was very nervous about having root canal treatment on a tooth that had been very painful. I was really impressed with the whole experience from the kindness and consideration of the dentist, Adnan, the excellent use of anaesthetic making the whole procedure pain free and the state of the art equipment used. This is the best dental experience I have ever had!read more
Philippa Barton
Philippa B.
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I hadn't been to the dentist for a number of years due to fears of being judged and concerns that there might not be anything that can be done to help me. I knew I needed to go and when Tavistock Dental came up on a google search for dental anxiety I knew I had to reach out. From my first interaction with them I knew this was the place for me. Nikki was absolutely amazing with me on the phone and had me in tears discussing issues I had that I didn't even know existed. It was incredibly cathartic and such a relief to have an appointment booked in. Since then I have been for a number of visits with Dr Francis, Dr Arj and Maya and as nervous as I still get before and during my appointment, it has been the most incredible experience. The whole team are absolutely amazing and have made me feel at ease. They are so informative and are experts in explaining each step in a way that makes it very easy to understand. My dental health has improved so much in such a short space of time and I am so excited (and yes, a little nervous) to continue my journey with them. For anyone with concerns over visiting the dentist, trust me when I say you won't regret it. Every single member of the team has been fantastic and apologies for getting a tad emotional at times. Their kindness and understanding is incredibly supportive and I can't thank them enough for all their help.read more
Alex Gilkes
Alex G.
I put off going to the dentist for years after some bad experiences. After a lot of research I discovered Tavistock Dental. They are a highly professional team that will go out of their way to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Nikki on reception always offers a very kind and personal service. I went through sedation when having some work completed. It was great! I didn’t remember a thing. After my confidence had grown I decided to have some treatment without sedation. This went really well. I am now so much more relaxed when visiting the dentist. Thank you to all of the team, but especially Dr Frances and Dr Ailsa who are both excellent!read more
Michael O'Shea
Michael O.
had 3 implants done at tavistock a few years ago now and no regrets. I really appreciate that they are local and can provide a back up service should the need arise. Arjinder, always super calm and professional, and Frances have built a great team that provides a friendly service with support team very ably led by Nikki.read more
steve m.
steve M.
Had 2 wisdom teeth removed here yesterday under sedation... having previously had my other wisdom teeth removed by a different dentist I am able to compare the 2 experiences... I can confirm that my experience with Tavistock was 10x better than with my previous dentist!! Definitely would recommend their service and especially the sedation route for anything you are worried about having done.read more
Will Hicks
Will H.
5 star service that gave me my smile back. After many months agonising and fearing what I knew would involve intensive dental work and many anxious appointments. I thought there has to be a better way. I found Francis and the team online and immediately felt relaxed and assured that they would give me the best pain free care. After just 2 sessions with sedation the work was done ( I had been told it would take at least 1 year). The whitening was also quick and easy and I can smile with confidence.All the staff here make you welcome and feel valued and I highly recommend them.read more
amanda kennelly
amanda K.

Introducing Sedation Dentistry In Central London

Meet Your Sedation Dentist, Frances

My name is Frances. I’m the sedation dentist here. I’ve been looking after nervous patients for about 15 years now.

I’m also a mother to three gorgeous children with a very naughty dog as well.

I trained at Newcastle University many years ago and since then, I’ve really honed in on looking after nervous patients and I have perfected my techniques to make people feel safe and secure in the dental chair.

What We Do For Nervous Patients

We understand how coming to the dentist and having treatment can be the scariest thing in the world for some people. But the good news is, we’re the most sympathetic clinic at understanding your fears and your anxieties.

You might have an image in your head of what dentistry is all about, but that is entirely different to what we do here.

We spent a long time making sure that when a patient comes here they have the calmest, most gentle, and most importantly, pain free experience possible.

The Process For Nervous Patients

The most important thing for you to know is we would never judge you. I have seen it all. No matter what state you think your mouth is in, I will have seen something far worse, trust me.

The first step would be to call and arrange a meeting with me. We can chat in a non-clinical environment, away from the dental chair.

We can talk about what you’re scared of, what you’re worried about, and what your concerns are, and I’ll talk to you about what I can do.

I use sedation, which is like feeling sleepy, cosy, and comfortable. With that technique we do your treatment and you’re unaware of it.

We Offer The Latest Technology

We have invested in the best modern technology, meaning, that when possible, we do as much work as we can during your sedation appointment.

As a result, we usually get you finished all in one day. Our patients are happy with only coming for one visit

The great thing about sedation dentistry is you’re competently unaware you are having treatment. You’re asleep.

We have such a friendly bunch of receptionists. Please give them a call, and they can direct you and talk you through any questions you might have.

Sign Up For A Complimentary Sedation Consultation

Contact Dentistry For Nervous Patients Today: Call 0207 837 5638 or Email info@tavistockdental.co.uk

Are you nervous about seeing the dentist, but concerned about your teeth? The good news is Dr Frances and her team are here to help you.

For a complimentary consultation with Your Personal Smile Concierge Nikki Call 0207 837 5638, WhatsApp Email info@tavistockdental.co.uk or pop your details into the form.

Your appointment will be calm, relaxed, and stress free. You don’t need to sit in the dentist chair, you can simply talk to Nikki, discuss your fears and concerns and she will tell you how she can help.


In the box below please take your time to write down any fears or anxieties you may have about coming to the dentist and what you would like to hopefully achieve by coming to the dentist. We will read and use this information to tailor your visit to us so that you will be as comfortable as possible.

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Google Rating
4.8
Based on 335 reviews

Don’t take my word for it, see what our (former) nervous patients say

 

Frances Was Wonderful, Very Patient, I Don’t Remember The Treatment

I'd Recommend Sedation Dentistry To Any Nervous Dental Patient

The Whole Experience Was Amazing, I Don’t Remember Anything

If You’re Scared Of The Dentist It’s Like You Didn’t Visit The Dentist

Its Pain Free And Its Hassle Free, I'd Recommend It, Its The Best

 

“I Have Experienced No Pain During Treatment”

I struggled to find a practice with which I was satisfied for several years but Tavistock Dental (Now Dental Smiles London) has proved very satisfactory. The dentist and hygienists I have seen have been friendly and competent and I have experienced no pain during treatment. I would recommend the practice wholeheartedly.

S.K

 

“A Very Friendly Dental Practice”

I’ve been coming to Tavistock Dental (Now Dental Smiles London) for a number of years now and have always had great service.

I’m always dealt with promptly and honestly. There’s never any pressure from staff into having work done to your teeth, they just give you their honest advice and what work needs to be done and then it’s always left to me to make the final decision.

A great dental practice that I will always return to.

Sean 

 

“i never feel pressured”

I hesitate to say that I actually enjoy going to the dentist, but I think they are lovely at this practice – friendly, professional and helpful. Always explain treatment options and never feel pressured to receive treatment I don’t need. Top marks!

April Clark

 

“My experience was stress free”

The treatment I received from the dentist was first class. The receptionists are friendly and very helpful and put me at ease. The overall experience was stress free and I would be happy to use them or recommend them again.

Ferenc

If you are nervous about seeing a dentist we are ready to help you

Lottie Anderson
Lottie A.
Before visiting, I was frustrated with all other dentists downplaying my concerns and not believing my condition as a real thing; preventing local anaesthetics and most painkillers from working, as well as increasing any pain to a level higher than normal. I was just told that my pain would be different now I'm older etc etc so almost gave up.I knew I needed treatment, and after some research I knew the only way I was having it was with sedation (hoping it would work) and came across Tavistock Dental.My initial consultation left me feeling SO confident, Francis and the team there were so reassuring an understanding, for the first time I didn't have to explain myself one bit.When it came to my appointment for the treatment, Francis was nothing less than amazing, she calmed me when I got tearful about the needle (another fear). Never have I seen a needle so tiny, and hardly felt it! I don't remember much else apart from waking up and being so grateful not to remember anything, and not to feel traumatised by the experience. I think that says it all for the success of the sedation! I left happy with a smile on my face and so far have not had any further complications.I can't thank the team enough - Francis and Nikki in particular, who between them, from start to finish listened to me and looked after me brilliantly. If I do need more treatment, which hopefully won't be for a few years, there is no one I could recommend more than Francis (and sedation)!If I have the means, I will go back without question for anything teeth related in future. It is expensive, but totally worth it and there are flexible payment plans offered if you don't have the money upfront.THANK YOU!read more
Sevim Aygun
Sevim A.
Even going in dentist makes me so nervous that my heart rate just goes high🥺 found this lovely dentist team. Frances is the best made me so comfortable and ensured me. I had sedation done for tooth removal and deep cleaning and it went so well. So comfortable and stress free. I am now still carrying on with Maya the hygienist where she is so gentle and making sure i am always ok, she is the best too. Well all the staff is the best. I am so happy i have found them and decided to go. Thank you to all.read more
Colin Jackson
Colin J.
If I could award more than five stars I would.Saying I was nervous is an understatement which goes back to when I was a child. Frances who did the dental work was sympathetic and gentle. The treatment took about three hours but thanks to the sedation I didn't know a thing about it. All of the staff were kind not forgetting the girls on reception. I even had a call the next morning to make sure all was well. If you are scared of going to the dentist then go to Tavistock Dental.read more
Tracy Crowder
Tracy C.
I had not been to a dentist in years,With talking with Nikki I finally made an appointment,I had sedation and did not feel a thing most importantly felt relaxed with Dr Francis ,Wish I had found this dentist years ago,Thank you all for understanding,Tracy Crowder
Lorraine Waters
Lorraine W.
It was great experience I was completely petrified of the dentist but Francis made me at ease the sedation was wonderful I didn’t know anything about it it was brilliant also the work that needed to be done was done altogether in one go so I did not have to keep going back.I recommend it to anyone who is petrified of the dentist the staff was fantastic caring .so please come see Francis she will make you feel so much better Specially if you are so petrified of the dentist. I just want to thank everyone at dental surgery they were brilliant .read more
Nicola Burgess
Nicola B.
Had both my bottom wisdom teeth removed here yesterday, the procedure was SO quick - I was in and out within 10 minutes. I was nervous and the procedure itself is obviously not exactly enjoyable but the kind, patient staff really made me feel much more at ease.
Ross K
Ross K
Referred to here by another branch for a root canal, being nervous about the dentist I was not thrilled however the staff were very friendly upon arrival and Dr Adnan Chowdry was excellent. Explained the whole process and was very good at keeping me calm.
David Morgan
David M.
Tavistock Dental / "Simply The Best"Due to having a long fear of visiting dentists I had not attended a dental surgery for 30 years.My back teeth gradually went into decline but never was there any pain / bleeding , however 5 years ago I lost one of my front teeth , another 3 years ago and one last year and thus decided that my teeth needed attention.I searched the Internet and came upon Tavistiock Dental , and after looking at their numerous great reviews I plucked up the courage and contacted them by e mail.I was contacted by Nikki from Tavistock. As a front person for the dental practice she is a great asset .She can answer any question you give her about any treatment.My visit to Tavistock resulted myself seeing Frances Carling – Thom. Yes my teeth were a mess but she was so kind caring and advised me what she culd do to help me going forward,I had to have xxx number of teeth extracted , the proceedure I had I was awake due to a medical issue I have, and I was quite apprehensive.However my proceedure went far far better than I expected and it was all down to the so kind approach of Frances . She made me feel relaxed , explained every thing that was about to happen , she gave me confidence and I felt I was in safe caring hands.( Through out the procedure there was no pain )I cannot praise Frances highly enough , she was amazing.If anyone reading this review is in a simaler position to myself and dreaded / feared visiting a dentist for any reason , please do contact Tavistock DentalFrancis and her assistant , along with Nikki are just awesome kind people to deal with , they were so non judgemental as to the state of my teeth ( unlike so many of my previous dentist ) I cannot praise them highly enough.Tavistock Dental is"'Simply The Best"'read more
Charmaine Pollard
Charmaine P.
Worth Every PennyI had just come from another dentist, who almost shouted at me, in spite of me sharing with her my fears of going to the dentist. I hadn’t been for over 10 years as I was just so scared.The minute Nikki telephoned me for an appointment, I knew I was in safe hands, she was so warm, friendly and very understanding. At no time did she dismiss my fears and anxiety.I was referred to Dr Frances for sedation, she explained the procedures and happily answered any questions I had. She was so reassuring always giving me a choice about how I wanted to proceed.I am so pleased I found this dentist practice, the work done on my teeth was to a brilliant standard. Everyone I came into contact with was both professional and understanding. If you are nervous about the dentist, don’t delay. You will be in exceptional hands.read more
Melissa Butcher
Melissa B.
A stellar team ... under time pressure they managed to painlessly (almost :-)) give me an implant, straighten, whiten and make my teeth look super shiny and new. Everyone is very professional, with Nikki being a powerhouse of organisational capability at the centre.
Emma Banin
Emma B.
I’m a very nervous patient and have not had good experiences with previous dentists. This practice is such a difference. Everyone from reception to the dental nurses and dentists are friendly, reassuring and totally non judgemental. The process is explained, as are the costs, and I never felt any pressure to agree with anything. I had root canal treatment and after the injections it was truly pain free. If you are suffering from dental pain or anxious give this practice a call. You won’t regret it.read more
Tracey Shayer
Tracey S.
For anyone who is nervous or like me petrified of the dentist, this is hands down the place to go. Nikki on reception is so kind and understanding and Dr Frances Carling so down to earth and professional. I had sedation and remember nothing, the work on my teeth looks great and I CANNOT praise this team of wonderful people enough. I've gone from putting off going to the dentist for years at a time to looking forward to my next visit, which I am shocked about even thinking. Life changing.read more
Natasha Springett
Natasha S.
Where do I start...I’m so happy to have found this dental centre as I am one of those with a terrible dental phobia and this is exactly the right place to go for that! The whole team are amazing, friendly, understanding and reassuring. Nikki is absolutely lovely and guided me from the beginning when I first made the call to enquire and she completely put my mind at ease. I do also have to highly recommend Dr Frances Carling and her assistant,they were so good that I was wondering when they were going to extract my tooth only to find out that I had awoken from sedation and the tooth had already been extracted! I don’t remember a thing which was a bit bizarre but also amazing as of course I don’t enjoy the process of going to the dentist ever. Thanks again and best wishes to the dental centre for a great job all round!read more
Maisy Daisy
Maisy D.
What a lovely experience from start to finish. I hadn’t been to the dentist for several years and my teeth had become quite bad - I was nervous and embarrassed and came across Dr Frances online.I had an initial call with Nikki who was so welcoming and went through my fears and booked in my consultation. I went to the consultation and we discussed my plan - I was only there for around 5 mins and was stress - free!I came back for my appointment and opted for sedation. I don’t remember a thing, was pain free and has changed my life !Thank you so much.If you are thinking about it - go for it! 🙂read more
Abby Fry
Abby F.
Amazing service! I can safely say that Tavistock Dental have helped me to overcome my fear of going to the dentist. As a nervous patient, the team made me feel so welcome from the first visit. I would 100% recommend visiting this practice.
Melissa Zitterer
Melissa Z.
The most kind and attentive dentist practice I have ever been to. The entire staff from start to finish always make you feel so welcome and cared for in the most genuine way. I have seen Dr. Adnan Chowdry for two root canals which can feel quite daunting, but his competent, calm demeanour and attention he put into making sure I was ok/pain free throughout made it the least stressful one could hope for. Thanks again for everything and especially for fitting me in super last minute for a follow up the other day!😊read more
Haydn Bannister
Haydn B.
Can't recommend this place enough! It was the first time in years I had been to the dentist and I was very nervous about the whole thing, but Dr Francis, Nikki and the whole team put me completely at ease. My partner had to get a tooth removed, and was also very nervous about it, but she feels the same as me, absolutely a wonderful experience. She went under sedation, and 100% would do it that way in a heartbeat. She doesn't remember anything from the procedure at all, and didn't really have any pain afterwards at all. Everyone there is so friendly and professional, we'll both be coming back. Thanks everyone!read more
John Wright
John W.
I’ve been coming here for about 9 years. Always pleased with the service and treatment, whether at reception or from the hygienist or my regular dentist, Dr Rahul Shah, who is indeed a model of the “kind and gentle dentist". Most recently, I’ve had root canal treatment from Dr Adnan Chowdry and removal of a wisdom tooth by Dr Arj Chohan. Very happy with both - they explained everything very clearly, answered questions and made sure I was comfortable at each stage of the procedure. The tooth extraction was more straightforward than I expected, and painless. Great combination of professionalism and courtesy in the whole team. My next check-up is already booked!read more
Christabel Draffin
Christabel D.
I am a very nervous patient with a long history of auto-immune issues, and spent a lot of time researching dentists in London that specialise in nervous patients. I am so happy that I have found Tavistock Dental. Nikki the receptionist was amazing and even though I had just walked in to speak to them without an appointment, she rang around to find me an appointment so I could get my teeth checked before I went on holidays, and has booked me in to speak to their sedation dentist about further treatment later this month. The dentist I saw that afternoon was great, with clear explanations and very reassuring. Honestly some of the best customer service I have ever received - especially if you're worried about going to the dentist I can't recommend Tavistock Dental enough.read more
Gaz H
Gaz H
Being of the age where as a child I experienced the NHS dential treatment in the 60/70's (needless fillings, sometimes without anesthesia) this was my first dentist visit in >30 years. Actually getting through the door for my first consult was a challenge.What I experienced at Tavistock was pleasantly surprising. There was no 'judgement' , something that worried me, Nikki (practice manager I think) gave me just the right ammount of encouragement to keep me coming back.As far as the treatment - I opted for sedation, I had root canal, some crowns, some reconstructions (i arrived with 3 or 4 broken teeth) and hygeneist (over 2 vists). Big shout out to Dr Frances and her bag happy pills, have pretty much no recollection of either treatment sessions and got a great nights sleep following each :).I've had no post treatment issues which considering the amount of work I had done is amasing.There are probably plenty of people in a similar position to me, all I can say is if it worries you, give Tavistock a try, well worth the expense, which if you work out how long it's been, actually works out quite cost effective!Another big shout out to Nikki and Dr Frances - I now have my (clean) teeth back and will be going back again to keep it that way.read more
Wayne Ore illy
Wayne Ore I.
After many years of making dentist appointments and canceling because of how nervous I was of going to the dentist. I finally found the Tavistock! From the first appointment, the whole team especially Dr Frances and the wonderfuk Nikki could not have done more for me to put me at ease. Nikki with her smile and Dr with her calmness and professionalism instantly put my fears to rest. I am now looking forward to the rest of my treatment.You have been am absolute Godsend.Deacon Wayneread more

Where We Are Located: Tavistock Practice

Tavistock Dental

16 Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9RU, UK

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 8.00pm, Friday 7.30am – 5.00pm

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