Susan came to Brightside (very reluctantly) for the first time, having been recommended to us by her cousin Brenda. Brenda saw us, having avoided the dentist for 30 years and for Susan it was over 15 years, having previously had her dental treatment carried out whilst in the military.
She had various bad experiences and finally got to the point where she was too unhappy with her smile not to do anything about it and the push from her cousin finally gave her the confidence to book an appointment.
Susan’s main fears were around the noises and in particular the drill. Extensive treatment was carried out by Brightside’s principal dentist Ketan and Clinical Dental Technician Caroline, including:
If you have a friend or family member who is nervous or super scared of visiting the dentist, please encourage them to visit us and we are confident we will be able to put them at ease and meet their dental needs.
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