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With Dr Frances at Tavistock Dental, London

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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.

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

Tl;dr: friendly staff, skilled specialists.I had two wisdom tooth taken out by Samir, in two separate appointments. Both removals were quick, painless, and overall much smoother than I expected. They also both healed well with no problems.Furthermore, when I was worried that something might be wrong after the removals (it happened twice: with the first one, I was worried it might be infected; with the second one, I thought I might have dry socket), they gave me an appointment the same or next day to have it checked out - for free! In the end, nothing was wrong with either, but this really helped my peace of mind.The receptionists are also super friendly.Overall, my experience was really great. If you need to get a wisdom tooth removed, I can highly recommend making an appointment with Samir.(For transparency: the receptionists asked me to write a review, but I do so gladly. The service really was excellent.)read more
Matthew Rahtz
Matthew R.
Lovely girls on reception.Pricing- won’t lie, if you are a nervous patient then sedation is very expensive and caused me a bit of stress but after I had my tooth extracted, honestly it was worth it. Dr Ailsa was absolutely fantastic and has helped a guy with a terrible fear of the dentist after a traumatic experience 6 years ago. Well worth it and all the staff were very accommodating 🙂read more
AnthonyHughesUK
AnthonyHughesUK
I had a serious fear of Dentists and avoided anything to do with teeth for years. I recently had a problem with a tooth and after a huge amount of anxiety, managed to google sedation dentists, I read all the reviews and finally contacted Tavistock Dental. Jo, my first contact on the phone took the time to ask about my fears, she listened, was understanding and reassured me that Dr Frances could help. Dr Frances is so calm and understanding in her approach. At both visits it felt like having a reasuring chat with a really compassionate friend and my concerns were listened to and totally respected. I was sedated and did not feel a thing. It feels like a huge weight of dread, anxiety and fear has been lifted, as I have found a dentist who understands irrational fears and does not inflict pain or judgement. I will go to Dr Frances for future issues with my teeth and I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Dr Frances and Jo.read more
Carolyn Pollard
Carolyn P.
I highly recommend Tavistock dental! The care and service is outstanding. Excellent reception team, Big thanks to Johana and Miriana, they are kind, passionate and friendly, doing every thing to satisfy you and makes you happy. Best reception team ever!Ms Kouki
Wiem SASSI
Wiem S.
I was referred to this dental clinic by accident and my experience is fantastic! I also love the history about the location where the dental practice is now.The receptionists are very friendly and always call to confirm the appointment beforehand. I love the way they approach clients; passionate and caring. They show to people that they are truly enjoying what they are doing. It is very different from the ones at my previous dental practices who make me feel that I am only patients with whom they are not interested in building relationship.Apart from the excellent reception team, Adnan is a patient dentist who thorough with his treatment plan. I had a pretty bad root infection that had lasted months. Every appointment, it took him longer than expected to finish the job. The appointments were quite challenging, but the end result is brilliant. He did a great job!I am due back for another treatment in a few months. If you are still looking for a dentist, try this one first!read more
Jeff Hsu
Jeff H.
Fantastic. Felt some apprehension, nerves and shame about getting a root canal but the entire experience here was professional, kind and extremely thorough. Dr Adnan not only did a fantastic job but answered all my questions and took time to explain everything to me. I was self referred, found this place through Google and have absolutely no regrets. Though it was expensive, feel the price was justified by the quality of service and peace of mind it gave me. Thanks as well to the friendly reception team. Highly recommend, you couldn't do better if you need to get a root canal.read more
Victoria Clark
Victoria C.
I had such a great experience from the begging till end . I came in for an emergency as my wisdom tooth has been effected . The staff treated me so kindly (as I was a bit nervous) . Today I came to finally have that tooth removed . Dr Habib was literally so good and done everything so fast. I totally recommend everyone on this team !!!read more
Anna Kontsiotis
Anna K.
I joined this practice a year ago, after around 6 years of not seeing a dentist! I’m an extremely nervous patient due to a particularly bad experience as a child. It’s taken me 3 hygiene visits to remove the hard plaque from my teeth. Today I saw Aaron and I felt brave and comfortable enough to let him remove the very visible build up on my front two teeth. He was exceptionally patient with me, I could not have asked for any better. He explained everything he was doing, took the time to make sure I felt at ease and respected my wishes and listened to my fears. This man is a true credit to the dental profession and for the first time in years I have more confidence in my smile. I am actually looking forward to having my teeth polished by him the next time.read more
Koko Brown
Koko B.
I found Tavistock Dental one day,searching for a dentist,wrote them an email with some inquiries,and they responded after few days.I’ve been neglecting my smile for over 10 years,due a terrible experience in the past.The staff is amazing,the service is amazing and all I can say is thank you so much for helping me retrieving my smile.I strongly suggest the sedation appointment if you are extremely nervous and afraid of the dentist.I had some good time from the very beginning and I’m still work in progress.i fiercely recommend to pay them a visit, for everyone like me that is scared of the dentist.5 superstars !!!.read more
massimiliano latte
massimiliano L.
I get extremely anxious when visiting the dentist for even the simplest of things so I had put off going for a couple of years. I’d been looking in to dentists that are used to working with nervous patients and found Tavistock dental online. Dr Frances is so lovely and understanding and didn’t brush off my anxieties like other dentists I’ve had who would just say “don’t be nervous!”. Luckily I only needed a cleaning and opted to have this under sedation. The experience was very positive and I have almost no recollection of the cleaning. I would definitely recommend Dr Frances to anyone who suffers with dental phobia.read more
Emily B
Emily B
I've walked past Tavistock Dental a few times but mistakenly thought they only offered specialist dental services that didn't include a general check up and clean. After a pretty crummy experience with another dental practice nearby, I decided to give Tavistock Dental a call to get a second opinion.Private dentistry is expensive, especially in central London. But compared with other practices, I think Tavistock Dental's fees are reasonable. Prices for commonly done procedures are listed on the website so there's no guess work involved. You've only got one set of adult teeth, so I'm willing to spend that extra bit if it means getting good dental care.The staff I've interacted with at Tavistock Dental have all been lovely and friendly. I think this positive staff attitude along with fee transparency makes visiting the dentist a much more pleasant experience, especially if you're nervous about any aspect of your visit. At no point was I pressured or frightened into committing myself to expensive dental procedures.My experience with hygienist Amanda and her assistant Kristina was great. Before any cleaning started, I was told what was going to happen and what to do if I needed a break/pause. After my cleaning, Amanda was happy to answer any questions I had and her recommendations to me moving forward.read more
Joyce Tang
Joyce T.
Excellent place. I loathe private medicine and dentistry, but if it’s necessary- this is the place. Very helpful and friendly people who put me at ease before during and after an extraction which I had been dreading.
Sybil Cokc
Sybil C.
It was the best dental experience I’ve ever had.I was a new and nervous patient referred to have a specialist treatment by Dr Adnan Chowdry. It was a great experience, and I felt comfortable. He explained well about the process during my treatment. I looked for a specialist for a long time who could save my tooth. I am happy to have had my issue fixed at Tavistock Dental.read more
Kaoru Takemoto
Kaoru T.
I've avoided going to the dentist for years as I'm very anxious, but had to make an appointment for a root canal. Dr. Adnan was lovely and patient and explained clearly every step of the process. Everyone in the practice was amazing and friendly, including the receptionist (I forgot her name) who really calmed me down before the treatment. Like all dentists, it is a bit expensive, but totally worth it and I would definitely recommend.read more
Mia Perry
Mia P.
There is in reality a massive difference between a dentist in the 70s and a dentist in 2022. However, within my mind there is no difference, and it’s this lack of difference that makes it very difficult for me to book a dental visit. My issue is not with the dental treatment; it’s with opening the front door of the dentist's reception.I needed treatment and began the slow process of thinking about booking an appointment, just as a leaflet appeared in my letter box explaining that Tavistock Dental provided a ‘nervous patient’ service.And so, I gave Tavistock Dental a call. As soon as I explained my nervousness, I was made to feel that this was normal, and okay. I experienced a great deal of attention and care, being told that I should see my visit as a spa day for my teeth. Which offered such a powerful image that it conflicted with and helped me to remove the image I had.I arrived, still nervous, but able to feel strong enough to open the door, and not let my small inner 7-year-old feel the need to run away.Of course, the reception of the practice is nothing like the waiting room of my childhood dentist, no frightening sound of the drill, no oak panels, no out of date magazines. Just very friendly staff wanting to make you feel okay. Taking the time to ask how I was, offering care.My experience of treatment was the same. I was told what was happening, what was going to happen and what I needed to do if I wanted to take a break. All this helped me to relax during the treatment, which helped me to breath slowly, which helped me to feel okay, which enabled me to feel empowered.Time was also spent in explaining what I could do between appointments to ensure that I supported my treatment.I left the dentist feeling positive. A weight had lifted.I have more appointments to come, but I am not going to lose sleep over them.The care and support that I was offered at Tavistock Dental has help me overcome a fear. They opened a door for me that I was struggling to open myself.read more
Gary Hawke
Gary H.
After a calming experience and have had a treatment done in one session with Dr Frances at the dentist , am delighted to recommend the practice and most of all, Dr Frances, without any hesitations. She has the natural ability of putting me at ease , safe and comfortable and perfectly explained all aspects of work that she will carry out very thoroughly . Her exceptional care and her willingness to listen to my concerns on the day of my consultation is truly appreciated, and all members of staff whom I had the pleasure to meet ( Nikki, Jo and the nurse who was with Dr Frances on that day ) and got in touch with were all very professional and approachable. For anyone who is nervous and anxious about having dental treatments , this is definitely the best place one could have asked for , in the hands of the best dentist !read more
L Jones
L J.
This is the best experience I’ve ever had in a dentist they made me feel so welcoming and they was just a lovely bunch of people to be around. When I first walked in there I was nervous about my treatment that I needed to have but when I had my check up they made me feel so comfortable. The work they have done is an amazing and I’m so thankful for all of the staff there that made me feel so comfortable being at a dentist. Just wanna say thanks you for making my experience a really good experience.I would really recommend going here if you are a nervous person going to a dentist they will change your whole experience.Thanks you very muchSam Hillread more
Sam Hill
Sam H.
Tavistock Dental was exceptionally polite, friendly and organised. Everything was explained thoroughly, and I felt comfortable and pain-free throughout the whole procedure. I need to have implants and I will choose this practice for them too. It was one of the best dental experiences I've had.
Elizabeth Bean
Elizabeth B.
Very highly recommended, especially for nervous patients like me! I had to get a root canal treatment redone, so quite a long appointment with a bad reputation, and I was nervous about doing it. But the dentist was very calm and explained everything he did before he did it, and why he did it too. The treatment was entirely pain free and I left with a smile!In fact, the whole practice is very calm and welcoming, and the entire team is super friendly and kind. They make you feel comfortable and always ask if you're doing okay and if you need anything.Private dentistry is expensive, yes, but compared to NHS dentistry it is worth it; they take much more time with you, there is more of a personal touch, and as a result the experience is much more relaxed and calming.read more
Saskia van t Hoff
Saskia van t H.
The best experience I've had at a dentist. Everyone working there were extremely welcoming and attentive. Dr Carling-Thom gave me my smile back and boosted my confidence. I recommend Tavistock dental especially if you feel anxious or worried about being judged. They are extremely professional and instantly make you feel comfortable. Thank you to everyone at Tavistock dentalread more
hiba
hiba
Very friendly reception stuff and the clinical team was also extremely meticulous ensuring I am feeling comfortable and reassuring me that I will not feel any pain. Excellent service and care ,thank you so much ! You are lovely people.
Zoi Maria
Zoi M.
I'm a new (and very nervous!) patient here, and I've found the whole team to be absolutely fantastic. Nikki, Jo and Frances have all been truly exemplary, and have made me feel fully at ease throughout the whole process of becoming a patient with them, attending an appointment and receiving treatment.From my very first email to the team, Nikki and Jo have been so incredible at making me feel comfortable - the whole team have understood and asked about my needs, and have allowed me to take things at my own pace. Frances understood my anxiety perfectly and walked me through my checkup at a pace that worked for me - putting me in control of what happened and when. Nikki and Jo have been there throughout the process to help answer questions about my treatment and put my mind at ease, even when I've asked the same question over and over again.Because I'm such a nervous patient, I opted for sedation to help me through my treatment, and it made the whole experience so much easier to deal with. After my treatment I've been able to look at my teeth for the first time in years and not feel any kind of shame or guilt about how my smile looks - which is not something I've ever been able to feel before.While I've been put off by the cost of going private in the past, the level of care provided by Tavistock Dental was 100% worth it for me. After my first visit I was so excited to have found a dentist who actually listened to me - and it's truly the first time I've ever said I've been 'excited' about a dentist. If you're a nervous patient or have any kind of dental anxiety, the team here are incredible - a year ago I couldn't walk into a dentist's office without having a panic attack, and that has completely changed for me. I would highly, highly recommend giving them a go - finding this team has been a complete gamechanger.read more
Alys
Alys
I have a real fear of the dentist and have avoided going as much as possible over the years. I had to have a wisdom tooth extracted so you can imagine how nervous I felt but the entire team I had dealt with were so nice and reassuring. Ajinder was my dentist and Elena the dental nurse on this occasion and they were amazing - I did not feel a thing. They were super patient, answered all my questions and the procedure was no where near as bad as what I had built it up to be. The reception team are all super welcoming, understanding of your fears and super positive people. Nikki the receptionist followed up, and made me feel like I had really conquered my fear... and this week I really feel like I have! I have found a dental practice that I will actually return to which is a pretty big deal so I cant recommend them enough! Thanks Tavistock!read more
emma f
emma f
Never thought I'd see the day where I'd look forward to going back to the dentist, but Aaron and Kristina were so kind and caring and really relaxed me. Would recommend to anyone who is nervous.
Lydia Morton
Lydia M.
Well......From start to finish I was looked after like a Queen, I was telephoned at my convenience, spoken with kindness and respect for my anxiety, never made to feel pressured in anyway, all my questions were answered, there is a real calmness and assurity about Tavistock and all the colleagues, I am a very very nervous client and had to have sedation, I remember nothing from the moment the sedative took affect which is exactly as I wanted, the next day I was telephoned to make sure I was OK, and I was, all the necessary paperwork was given to my chaperone and I was safe and well looked after. Honestly just ring them or email, which is what I did and see how you feel.read more
June Thurkle
June T.
I made an initial appointment with Jarvinder to talk about implants. After a one hour consultation, x rays and a 2D scan, he advised me to do a 3D scan to investigate some areas of infection. This was a very wise recommendation as there were areas of infection that I was not even aware of.Adnan has done two root canal treatments for me, outstanding care and results. I am seeing him again in 3 months time to review the situation.Then, Jasminder has done some amazing reconstruction work and removed an old root from a wisdom tooth. Again, outstanding care and professionalism on his part.After years of local dental treatment by my local dentist, I decided to go to an specialist clinic. The best decision I made towards the end of last year.Outstanding practitioners, pain free, top quality care. Not forgetting the ladies at reception, extremely helpful, they try their best to accommodate your needs. Absolutely no regrets. Thank youI strongly recommend Tavistock dental clinic.read more
Lines Garcia
Lines G.
If you are a nervous/anxious/dental phobia patient the the team at Tavistock are exceptional.I had a couple of bad experiences in the past with dentists which put me off going, and I became genuinely terrified of even contacting a dentist, it took me a year to fill out the form on their website for a call back. My inital call was with Jo who listened to me and it sounds like such a small thing but being able to just openly talk about the issues felt like a relief. I even became upset on the phone when discussing my needs and she could not have been kinder or more understanding.On my first visit I was visbly nervous, so to keep my mind occupied both Nikki and Jo chatted with me prior to the appointment. I had my appointment with Dr Frances, the most patient dentist I have ever met, we had a conversation regarding exactly what was wrong with my teeth, during the examination she paused multiple times so that it wasn't all go go go. Then Nikki took me for a scan/xray, calmly explaining what we were doing and why, at every point I was kept informed.Once I had the conversation with Dr Frances regarding the next steps for me, I was taken to Nikki's office for a full breakdown, including costs. Due to needing a number of things done, coupled with how nervous I am, sedation was offered for all of my appointments. Which took a huge chunk of my anxiety away!Yesterday I had my second apppointment which was my most extensive, teeth extractions. Prior to the appointment Nikki & Jo had both called me on separate days for a few peices of information. So, when I arrived I only had to sign for the particular drug they were using for my sedation.Dr Frances and the friendly nurse, so sorry I didn't manage to get her name, welcomed me in and we went through what was happening, had a quick chat about cats as they were sorting out the sedation and then I was out. The oral surgeon came in to help with extractions. My partner collected me, and the team explained my post surgical needs to him clearly. The helped me to the car outside.I have been prescribed very good pain killers, a course of antibiotics, and with a phone call today a couple of my questions were answered. I made the call myself, 6 months ago this would not have happened. The way I have felt so welcomed, understood and bit by bit less nervous is a testament to how good the team at Tavistock Dental are.As they are a private dentistry practice they are not on the NHS bands. However, I was informed of a payment plan which means that you can have the treatment and not break the bank, but as with most things it depends on your cirumstances. What I will say is that this is the best dental practice for people like me, and the benefits far outway any cost.I would recommend Tavistock to everyone, especially those that struggle with the dentist from routine visits to more extensive work.read more
Lucien Cavendish
Lucien C.

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.


Google Rating
4.9
Based on 390 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

Matthew Rahtz
Matthew R.
Tl;dr: friendly staff, skilled specialists.I had two wisdom tooth taken out by Samir, in two separate appointments. Both removals were quick, painless, and overall much smoother than I expected. They also both healed well with no problems.Furthermore, when I was worried that something might be wrong after the removals (it happened twice: with the first one, I was worried it might be infected; with the second one, I thought I might have dry socket), they gave me an appointment the same or next day to have it checked out - for free! In the end, nothing was wrong with either, but this really helped my peace of mind.The receptionists are also super friendly.Overall, my experience was really great. If you need to get a wisdom tooth removed, I can highly recommend making an appointment with Samir.(For transparency: the receptionists asked me to write a review, but I do so gladly. The service really was excellent.)read more
AnthonyHughesUK
AnthonyHughesUK
Lovely girls on reception.Pricing- won’t lie, if you are a nervous patient then sedation is very expensive and caused me a bit of stress but after I had my tooth extracted, honestly it was worth it. Dr Ailsa was absolutely fantastic and has helped a guy with a terrible fear of the dentist after a traumatic experience 6 years ago. Well worth it and all the staff were very accommodating 🙂read more
Carolyn Pollard
Carolyn P.
I had a serious fear of Dentists and avoided anything to do with teeth for years. I recently had a problem with a tooth and after a huge amount of anxiety, managed to google sedation dentists, I read all the reviews and finally contacted Tavistock Dental. Jo, my first contact on the phone took the time to ask about my fears, she listened, was understanding and reassured me that Dr Frances could help. Dr Frances is so calm and understanding in her approach. At both visits it felt like having a reasuring chat with a really compassionate friend and my concerns were listened to and totally respected. I was sedated and did not feel a thing. It feels like a huge weight of dread, anxiety and fear has been lifted, as I have found a dentist who understands irrational fears and does not inflict pain or judgement. I will go to Dr Frances for future issues with my teeth and I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Dr Frances and Jo.read more
Anna Kontsiotis
Anna K.
I had such a great experience from the begging till end . I came in for an emergency as my wisdom tooth has been effected . The staff treated me so kindly (as I was a bit nervous) . Today I came to finally have that tooth removed . Dr Habib was literally so good and done everything so fast. I totally recommend everyone on this team !!!read more
Koko Brown
Koko B.
I joined this practice a year ago, after around 6 years of not seeing a dentist! I’m an extremely nervous patient due to a particularly bad experience as a child. It’s taken me 3 hygiene visits to remove the hard plaque from my teeth. Today I saw Aaron and I felt brave and comfortable enough to let him remove the very visible build up on my front two teeth. He was exceptionally patient with me, I could not have asked for any better. He explained everything he was doing, took the time to make sure I felt at ease and respected my wishes and listened to my fears. This man is a true credit to the dental profession and for the first time in years I have more confidence in my smile. I am actually looking forward to having my teeth polished by him the next time.read more
massimiliano latte
massimiliano L.
I found Tavistock Dental one day,searching for a dentist,wrote them an email with some inquiries,and they responded after few days.I’ve been neglecting my smile for over 10 years,due a terrible experience in the past.The staff is amazing,the service is amazing and all I can say is thank you so much for helping me retrieving my smile.I strongly suggest the sedation appointment if you are extremely nervous and afraid of the dentist.I had some good time from the very beginning and I’m still work in progress.i fiercely recommend to pay them a visit, for everyone like me that is scared of the dentist.5 superstars !!!.read more
Emily B
Emily B
I get extremely anxious when visiting the dentist for even the simplest of things so I had put off going for a couple of years. I’d been looking in to dentists that are used to working with nervous patients and found Tavistock dental online. Dr Frances is so lovely and understanding and didn’t brush off my anxieties like other dentists I’ve had who would just say “don’t be nervous!”. Luckily I only needed a cleaning and opted to have this under sedation. The experience was very positive and I have almost no recollection of the cleaning. I would definitely recommend Dr Frances to anyone who suffers with dental phobia.read more
Joyce Tang
Joyce T.
I've walked past Tavistock Dental a few times but mistakenly thought they only offered specialist dental services that didn't include a general check up and clean. After a pretty crummy experience with another dental practice nearby, I decided to give Tavistock Dental a call to get a second opinion.Private dentistry is expensive, especially in central London. But compared with other practices, I think Tavistock Dental's fees are reasonable. Prices for commonly done procedures are listed on the website so there's no guess work involved. You've only got one set of adult teeth, so I'm willing to spend that extra bit if it means getting good dental care.The staff I've interacted with at Tavistock Dental have all been lovely and friendly. I think this positive staff attitude along with fee transparency makes visiting the dentist a much more pleasant experience, especially if you're nervous about any aspect of your visit. At no point was I pressured or frightened into committing myself to expensive dental procedures.My experience with hygienist Amanda and her assistant Kristina was great. Before any cleaning started, I was told what was going to happen and what to do if I needed a break/pause. After my cleaning, Amanda was happy to answer any questions I had and her recommendations to me moving forward.read more
Kaoru Takemoto
Kaoru T.
It was the best dental experience I’ve ever had.I was a new and nervous patient referred to have a specialist treatment by Dr Adnan Chowdry. It was a great experience, and I felt comfortable. He explained well about the process during my treatment. I looked for a specialist for a long time who could save my tooth. I am happy to have had my issue fixed at Tavistock Dental.read more
Mia Perry
Mia P.
I've avoided going to the dentist for years as I'm very anxious, but had to make an appointment for a root canal. Dr. Adnan was lovely and patient and explained clearly every step of the process. Everyone in the practice was amazing and friendly, including the receptionist (I forgot her name) who really calmed me down before the treatment. Like all dentists, it is a bit expensive, but totally worth it and I would definitely recommend.read more
Gary Hawke
Gary H.
There is in reality a massive difference between a dentist in the 70s and a dentist in 2022. However, within my mind there is no difference, and it’s this lack of difference that makes it very difficult for me to book a dental visit. My issue is not with the dental treatment; it’s with opening the front door of the dentist's reception.I needed treatment and began the slow process of thinking about booking an appointment, just as a leaflet appeared in my letter box explaining that Tavistock Dental provided a ‘nervous patient’ service.And so, I gave Tavistock Dental a call. As soon as I explained my nervousness, I was made to feel that this was normal, and okay. I experienced a great deal of attention and care, being told that I should see my visit as a spa day for my teeth. Which offered such a powerful image that it conflicted with and helped me to remove the image I had.I arrived, still nervous, but able to feel strong enough to open the door, and not let my small inner 7-year-old feel the need to run away.Of course, the reception of the practice is nothing like the waiting room of my childhood dentist, no frightening sound of the drill, no oak panels, no out of date magazines. Just very friendly staff wanting to make you feel okay. Taking the time to ask how I was, offering care.My experience of treatment was the same. I was told what was happening, what was going to happen and what I needed to do if I wanted to take a break. All this helped me to relax during the treatment, which helped me to breath slowly, which helped me to feel okay, which enabled me to feel empowered.Time was also spent in explaining what I could do between appointments to ensure that I supported my treatment.I left the dentist feeling positive. A weight had lifted.I have more appointments to come, but I am not going to lose sleep over them.The care and support that I was offered at Tavistock Dental has help me overcome a fear. They opened a door for me that I was struggling to open myself.read more
L Jones
L J.
After a calming experience and have had a treatment done in one session with Dr Frances at the dentist , am delighted to recommend the practice and most of all, Dr Frances, without any hesitations. She has the natural ability of putting me at ease , safe and comfortable and perfectly explained all aspects of work that she will carry out very thoroughly . Her exceptional care and her willingness to listen to my concerns on the day of my consultation is truly appreciated, and all members of staff whom I had the pleasure to meet ( Nikki, Jo and the nurse who was with Dr Frances on that day ) and got in touch with were all very professional and approachable. For anyone who is nervous and anxious about having dental treatments , this is definitely the best place one could have asked for , in the hands of the best dentist !read more
Sam Hill
Sam H.
This is the best experience I’ve ever had in a dentist they made me feel so welcoming and they was just a lovely bunch of people to be around. When I first walked in there I was nervous about my treatment that I needed to have but when I had my check up they made me feel so comfortable. The work they have done is an amazing and I’m so thankful for all of the staff there that made me feel so comfortable being at a dentist. Just wanna say thanks you for making my experience a really good experience.I would really recommend going here if you are a nervous person going to a dentist they will change your whole experience.Thanks you very muchSam Hillread more
Jamie Stokes
Jamie S.
First Step was Brilliant, Jo on Reception was calm and reassuring very nice and Made me feel CalmTreatment and Assessment was Top Class! I knew exactly what my options were and I was given time to decide, Treatment was amazing, Since the Tooth was removed I have experience no pain at tall, Before I was treated I was unable to speak,sleep or Focus on anything due to the Severe Pain.. The Wonderful Team saved my life..Cost 100% worth every pennyreception team - top class! best Reception team ever!! Especially Jo, really made me feel calm, First time i have been relaxed in a Dentistnurse - Lovely, calm and I really Felt really looked after by Dr Frances, always kept me updated and I cant Thank you Enough Dentist - I give my Word on this!! they are the best Dentists I have seen, I honestly cant Explain how much they have changed my life, Hours of sleepless nights, crying with Pain and Struggling to know what to do, they stayed on after their Shift to treat me and I am forever Grateful for this, Dr Arj + Dr Frances you are both life saviours -THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HONESTLY LOVE YOU ALL AT TAVISTOCK DENTAL100% I WOULD recommend YOU ALL TO ANY PATIENTS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE ANY NERVES OR WORRIES ABOUT ATTENDING THE DENTISTTHANK YOU SO MUCHJAMIE STOKESread more
Saskia van t Hoff
Saskia van t H.
Very highly recommended, especially for nervous patients like me! I had to get a root canal treatment redone, so quite a long appointment with a bad reputation, and I was nervous about doing it. But the dentist was very calm and explained everything he did before he did it, and why he did it too. The treatment was entirely pain free and I left with a smile!In fact, the whole practice is very calm and welcoming, and the entire team is super friendly and kind. They make you feel comfortable and always ask if you're doing okay and if you need anything.Private dentistry is expensive, yes, but compared to NHS dentistry it is worth it; they take much more time with you, there is more of a personal touch, and as a result the experience is much more relaxed and calming.read more
hiba
hiba
The best experience I've had at a dentist. Everyone working there were extremely welcoming and attentive. Dr Carling-Thom gave me my smile back and boosted my confidence. I recommend Tavistock dental especially if you feel anxious or worried about being judged. They are extremely professional and instantly make you feel comfortable. Thank you to everyone at Tavistock dentalread more
Alys
Alys
I'm a new (and very nervous!) patient here, and I've found the whole team to be absolutely fantastic. Nikki, Jo and Frances have all been truly exemplary, and have made me feel fully at ease throughout the whole process of becoming a patient with them, attending an appointment and receiving treatment.From my very first email to the team, Nikki and Jo have been so incredible at making me feel comfortable - the whole team have understood and asked about my needs, and have allowed me to take things at my own pace. Frances understood my anxiety perfectly and walked me through my checkup at a pace that worked for me - putting me in control of what happened and when. Nikki and Jo have been there throughout the process to help answer questions about my treatment and put my mind at ease, even when I've asked the same question over and over again.Because I'm such a nervous patient, I opted for sedation to help me through my treatment, and it made the whole experience so much easier to deal with. After my treatment I've been able to look at my teeth for the first time in years and not feel any kind of shame or guilt about how my smile looks - which is not something I've ever been able to feel before.While I've been put off by the cost of going private in the past, the level of care provided by Tavistock Dental was 100% worth it for me. After my first visit I was so excited to have found a dentist who actually listened to me - and it's truly the first time I've ever said I've been 'excited' about a dentist. If you're a nervous patient or have any kind of dental anxiety, the team here are incredible - a year ago I couldn't walk into a dentist's office without having a panic attack, and that has completely changed for me. I would highly, highly recommend giving them a go - finding this team has been a complete gamechanger.read more
emma f
emma f
I have a real fear of the dentist and have avoided going as much as possible over the years. I had to have a wisdom tooth extracted so you can imagine how nervous I felt but the entire team I had dealt with were so nice and reassuring. Ajinder was my dentist and Elena the dental nurse on this occasion and they were amazing - I did not feel a thing. They were super patient, answered all my questions and the procedure was no where near as bad as what I had built it up to be. The reception team are all super welcoming, understanding of your fears and super positive people. Nikki the receptionist followed up, and made me feel like I had really conquered my fear... and this week I really feel like I have! I have found a dental practice that I will actually return to which is a pretty big deal so I cant recommend them enough! Thanks Tavistock!read more
Lydia Morton
Lydia M.
Never thought I'd see the day where I'd look forward to going back to the dentist, but Aaron and Kristina were so kind and caring and really relaxed me. Would recommend to anyone who is nervous.
June Thurkle
June T.
Well......From start to finish I was looked after like a Queen, I was telephoned at my convenience, spoken with kindness and respect for my anxiety, never made to feel pressured in anyway, all my questions were answered, there is a real calmness and assurity about Tavistock and all the colleagues, I am a very very nervous client and had to have sedation, I remember nothing from the moment the sedative took affect which is exactly as I wanted, the next day I was telephoned to make sure I was OK, and I was, all the necessary paperwork was given to my chaperone and I was safe and well looked after. Honestly just ring them or email, which is what I did and see how you feel.read more
Lines Garcia
Lines G.
I made an initial appointment with Jarvinder to talk about implants. After a one hour consultation, x rays and a 2D scan, he advised me to do a 3D scan to investigate some areas of infection. This was a very wise recommendation as there were areas of infection that I was not even aware of.Adnan has done two root canal treatments for me, outstanding care and results. I am seeing him again in 3 months time to review the situation.Then, Jasminder has done some amazing reconstruction work and removed an old root from a wisdom tooth. Again, outstanding care and professionalism on his part.After years of local dental treatment by my local dentist, I decided to go to an specialist clinic. The best decision I made towards the end of last year.Outstanding practitioners, pain free, top quality care. Not forgetting the ladies at reception, extremely helpful, they try their best to accommodate your needs. Absolutely no regrets. Thank youI strongly recommend Tavistock dental clinic.read more

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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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