dentistryfornervouspatients-logo

Call 0207 837 5638 or Whatsapp
16 Tavistock Place, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9RU
info@tavistockdental.co.uk

dentistry for nervous patients in central london

With Dr Frances at Tavistock Dental, London

Call 0207 837 5638 for a Stress Free, Anxiety Free, Complimentary Consultation

Tavistock Dental
Social Rating
4.8
Based on 317 reviews

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

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

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.
I am someone who is petrified of dentists however on my very first appointment, the care, comfort and empathy just made me feel so calm and confident. It had been over 10 years since I last went to check my teeth and the dentists were so lovely and non judgmental and so reassuring. I went back for a second appointment where it was time to get the work done in my teeth . Again I was nervous, however the support was amazing, everything was done in a way which ensures comfort both physically and emotionally. Amazing service and amazing staff. The environment is so clean even down to details such as the lovely receptionist opening the door to see everyone out so no one has to touch the door .read more
zainab abdul aziz adam
zainab abdul aziz A.
I booked an appointment about 3 months ago, after looking on google for a sympathetic dentist. I’ve always been a nervous person and was ashamed at how I had let my teeth deteriorate. I was so nervous going there, but the lovely Nikki on reception was so sweet and kind. I have been a patient of Dr Arj who has been wonderful, talking through everything before procedures. He is the most superb dentist, along with his amazing dental nurse Elena. I had to comment to Dr Arj today, to tell him how respectful and polite he is to Elena. Always using her name and always saying please and thank you to her when asking her to do something, that in itself is a rarity I have never experienced before.My treatment has been somewhat invasive, needing stitches in my mouth etc, Nikki has always called me the next day to ask after my well-being and offering advice if I asked for it.Maya the hygienist has been lovely too.I highly recommend this practice to anyone of a nervous disposition. You will feel immediately at ease...The prices are average for a private practice, but so well worth it to go in to a dentist feeling happy and confident at last.I would give this practice and Dr Arj a thousand stars ⭐️ if I could.read more
Maddy Crispin
Maddy C.
Once again great service from Tavistock Dental. The whole process felt very COVID safe and secure, with sanitising gel given on arrival and departure. Nikki and Solange were so friendly as always and they puts you at ease immediately.Had an appointment with Maya, the hygienist, who was in full PPE. The cleaning was very thorough and as usual the treatment was very good, with useful advice given at the end.Thanks to you all! And see you in 6 months!read more
Mark Tyler
Mark T.
I can’t recommend the team highly enough. All the Practitioners and wider staff are friendly, knowledgeable and put you at ease from the very beginning. Excellent service and care from initial contact - Nikki and Solange are fab - to treatment. You are walked through each step of the process. Adnan Chowdry was brilliant explained every step of the process and talked me through the procedure and after care.read more
Fiyin
Fiyin
Overlong due review - sorry it took me so long.I went there in January. I have always been super scared of going to the dentist, but Dr Frances made it so easy. I can't recommend this place enough. If you have anxieties about dentists, trust me, this is the right place to go. Dr Francis was kind, calm and very understanding. During the first appointment she took the time to listen my concerns and my history with dentist and that made a huge difference for me, she showed me she really cares about her patients. The reception staff is friendly and very helpful, they made me feel like I was a regular customer. The quality of the service and treatments is outstanding. Now I feel less worried to think about going to the dentist.read more
Marta Matzeu
Marta M.
Good Morning,The whole team made the entire process very easy from initial contact through to treatment.I was extremely nervous about attending the dentist but Dr. Arj put me at ease and explained everything in much greater detail than I have experienced at other dentists which helped my understand the whole process.It isn't cheap, but the quality of treatment was extremely high.If you are nervous about the dentist, I would really highly recommend this practice.Kacperread more
K L
K L
Dr Frances is INCREDIBLE ! The kindest, loveliest, most talented ... and definitely the coolest dentist ever ! 🙂 Everyone from Nikki on reception, all the nurses, right up to the Queen of Teeth herself - Dr Frances were AMAZING ! Everyone here is incredibly kind and friendly. From the first email to the end of treatment, this incredible team are 100 % the best in the biz. Anyone who is lil nervous or dubious about the dentist put yourself in the hands of the best dental surgery in town, the sedation work is second to none and I promise you won't remember a thing 😉 ! ! A ***** and 10's across the board ! 🙂read more
Ben Skevy
Ben S.
I had to have a tooth removed and was referred to Samir Habib for the procedure. I am terrified of dentists and was very close to not going but I am so relieved that I did. Samir was amazing and the process took about 5 minutes in total. I was blown away by how quick and easy it was and hope that anyone else who has to have the procedure and feels a bit uneasy can take some comfort out of this review. If I had to come back for another removal I would feel completely at ease so thank you so much to Samir for carrying out the procedure so perfectly.So two years after wiritng this review I had to come back for another tooth removal. After going to the dentist and being told I would be referred to hospital for the removal I didnt hesitate to call Tavistock Dental to get the procedure done. I was treated by Dr Arj this time and it was just as amazing as the first time. The tooth was a more difficult one to extract but once again the extraction took about 5 minutes and was completely pain free. Nikki and Solange (I really apologise if I have spealt anyones names wrong) on the desk were amazing and put my mind at rest from the first phone call right through to the procedure itself. Amazing place and could not recommend it high enough.read more
Will Constable
Will C.
Thank you to everyone at Tavistock Dental the reception staff (Nikki & Solange) are so helpful, friendly and really make me feel confident about visiting in a covid-secure way. I recently had my teeth whitened and I am delighted with the results and process which my dentist Rahul helped me with. The teeth whitening process and kit was so easy to use, thank you all I have been meaning to do this for so long.read more
D C
D C
The whole team made the entire process very easy from initial contact through to treatment. I was extremely nervous about attending the dentist but they really put me at ease and explained everything in much greater detail than I have experienced at other dentists which helped my understand the whole process.It isn't cheap, but the quality of treatment was extremely high and there is never any pressure to commit to anything.The whole team are so nice, and don't make you feel silly for being anxious.If you are nervous about the dentist, I would really recommend this practice.read more
Susan Hale
Susan H.
I can't speak highly enough of the team at Tavistock Dental. I'm an incredibly nervous patient but from my first chat with the team on reception right the way through treatment and follow up care, everyone has been fantastic. Thank you so much and well done!
Dec Foley
Dec F.
I came across Gray's Inn Dental Smiles/Tavistock Dental when I was looking for a dental practice that looked after nervous patients like myself, and I couldn't have found a better place! From the moment I had my first consultation with Dr Akhil Patel to when I had my treatment, I was looked after, reassured and felt like I was in good hands.I decided to have the sedation as I had to have deep periodontal gum cleaning and a couple of crowns restored, which I was quite nervous about, but Dr Frances and Dr Akhil made me feel totally reassured and calmed my nerves. The sedation itself was a wonderful experience - a tiny IV injection, and then a lovely relaxing state/sleep for the next 3 hours! I barely remember a thing, and I felt fresh as a daisy the next day after all the sleep.I'd also like to say how friendly and helpful the reception staff are - Fay was absolutely wonderful and sorted all my appointments and finance for my treatment, and Nikki and Solange in the Tavistock surgery were brilliant and so reassuring.All in all, I would 100% recommend the practice and the sedation treatment, I don't know why I worried so much and I'm so glad I got it done! Thanks guys xread more
Laura Pinson
Laura P.
Was very scared to go to the dentist before my experience here, but the lovely staff at Tavistock have wiped that fear for life! Very calming and understanding approach to dentistry which makes a huge difference for nervous patients like myself.
Emma Allan
Emma A.
Made the painful painless. I had to have an emergency appointment was fortunate enough to get an appointment the same day.I think I will break the review into 2 parts, experience and cost.Experience: I am an incredibly nervous patient, hate going to the dentist for years. The dread of sitting in the chair. From the moment I called they made me feel very reassured and in terms of me being nervous they were absolutely fantastic. The staff are super friendly and was reassuring me every step of the way. They took the time to understand about my nervousness and was always friendly, understanding and patient. No doubt in my mind the experience here was made much better here than if I went to another dentist. They talked me through all the procedures available to make me as comfortable as possible. A great bunch of staff.Cost: The price of everything was laid out in front of me prior to treatment. They did not rush me or push me down a certain route. Even though I had to have treatment pretty quickly they still gave me lots of thinking time and I could go away and think about it if I wanted to. Overall I was really happy with my experience as a whole. I was just happy to have the problem fixed in the best experience possible. So for me it was 100% worth it especially for a nervous patient like myself.If you are nervous too, I would fully recommend it.read more
Addster
Addster
I was experiencing terrible toothache and having a complete fear of the dentist, was partly the reason things had got so bad. I did a Google search for dentist's who specialise with patients with dentist phobia and the Tavistock popped up.After tentatively making the call, I couldn't have asked for better service there on in. The receptionist was so lovely. Really warm, welcoming and reassuring. She knew I was afraid and did her upmost to put me at ease and it worked, as I booked an appointment straight away.The dentist I saw on my first appointment was equally as friendly. She explained things really well. Presented me with my options, clearly and calmly and was extremely gentle with me. Although, I'm still very anxious when it comes to the dentist, I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I really did well, when I found this team.read more
Natasha Bradshaw
Natasha B.
Doctor Frances is a lovely person, and all of the staff are friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. I am a lifelong dentalphobe and with Dr Frances I felt more at ease in the office and chair than I have before. Everything is explained in detail and any questions one might have are answered in full.Being as frightened of dentists as I am, the possibility of having anaesthesia is a bonus. I unreservedly recommend this practice. The only drawback is the cost.read more
laura miller
laura M.

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 two 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.

           

Read terms and conditions here

We hate spam and will never rent or sell your details to anybody


Google Rating
4.8
Based on 317 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

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
Yasmin Sokucu
Yasmin S.
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
Philippa Barton
Philippa B.
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
Alex Gilkes
Alex G.
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
Michael O'Shea
Michael O.
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
Will Hicks
Will H.
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
amanda kennelly
amanda K.
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
zainab abdul aziz adam
zainab abdul aziz A.
I am someone who is petrified of dentists however on my very first appointment, the care, comfort and empathy just made me feel so calm and confident. It had been over 10 years since I last went to check my teeth and the dentists were so lovely and non judgmental and so reassuring. I went back for a second appointment where it was time to get the work done in my teeth . Again I was nervous, however the support was amazing, everything was done in a way which ensures comfort both physically and emotionally. Amazing service and amazing staff. The environment is so clean even down to details such as the lovely receptionist opening the door to see everyone out so no one has to touch the door .read more
Maddy Crispin
Maddy C.
I booked an appointment about 3 months ago, after looking on google for a sympathetic dentist. I’ve always been a nervous person and was ashamed at how I had let my teeth deteriorate. I was so nervous going there, but the lovely Nikki on reception was so sweet and kind. I have been a patient of Dr Arj who has been wonderful, talking through everything before procedures. He is the most superb dentist, along with his amazing dental nurse Elena. I had to comment to Dr Arj today, to tell him how respectful and polite he is to Elena. Always using her name and always saying please and thank you to her when asking her to do something, that in itself is a rarity I have never experienced before.My treatment has been somewhat invasive, needing stitches in my mouth etc, Nikki has always called me the next day to ask after my well-being and offering advice if I asked for it.Maya the hygienist has been lovely too.I highly recommend this practice to anyone of a nervous disposition. You will feel immediately at ease...The prices are average for a private practice, but so well worth it to go in to a dentist feeling happy and confident at last.I would give this practice and Dr Arj a thousand stars ⭐️ if I could.read more
K L
K L
Good Morning,The whole team made the entire process very easy from initial contact through to treatment.I was extremely nervous about attending the dentist but Dr. Arj put me at ease and explained everything in much greater detail than I have experienced at other dentists which helped my understand the whole process.It isn't cheap, but the quality of treatment was extremely high.If you are nervous about the dentist, I would really highly recommend this practice.Kacperread more
Ben Skevy
Ben S.
Dr Frances is INCREDIBLE ! The kindest, loveliest, most talented ... and definitely the coolest dentist ever ! 🙂 Everyone from Nikki on reception, all the nurses, right up to the Queen of Teeth herself - Dr Frances were AMAZING ! Everyone here is incredibly kind and friendly. From the first email to the end of treatment, this incredible team are 100 % the best in the biz. Anyone who is lil nervous or dubious about the dentist put yourself in the hands of the best dental surgery in town, the sedation work is second to none and I promise you won't remember a thing 😉 ! ! A ***** and 10's across the board ! 🙂read 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

Call Us On 0207 837 5638 or Email info@tavistockdental.co.uk

Contact Dentistry For Nervous Patients Today: Call 0207 837 5638