Letters From Phobic Patients

Such an understanding dentist…


I think the service provided to me at Smile Essential Leicester, was fantastic! All the members of staff are very friendly. I found them to be especially welcoming, which was such a huge help at making a very nervous patient such as my self-feel at ease. The dentist was so understanding towards my needs.

Miss S.C,  Narborough, Leicester.

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The dentist was my biggest fear…

The dentist is my biggest fear, I have had such horrible experiences with other dentists. I just didn’t want to come at all. After being recommended to Lina and Smile Essential, I finally decided to pluck up the courage to go. I can finally say I have some confidence in a dentist.

I was made to feel relaxed and calm during all appointments by Lina and all of the staff including the receptionists. They used lots of techniques to make me more at ease and I felt they really cared. I cannot recommend Smile Essential Dental Practice enough.

I’m finally starting to feel comfortable about going to the dentist. Thank you Smile Essential.

Miss J.W, Leicestershire.

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I was a nervous wreck on my first dental visit…

I was a nervous wreck on my first visit. I hadn’t been to the dentist for quite a while and was ashamed of the state of my teeth. I was made to feel welcome, safe and cared for from the minute I walked in the door. This was a few years ago, I am pleased to say that I am still a regular visitor.

Nik is a great dentist and always makes me feel at ease. Yesterday I had two appointments- impressions, an extraction and a new denture fitted- I wouldn’t have believed that was possible on my first visit!

The whole team are great. Highly recommended.

PS my new teeth look great!

Mrs A.G, Leicester.

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20 years overdue a dental check up!

I have not been to the dentist for 20 years due to anxiety. I was made to feel relaxed in the appointments and all staff took the time to explain things to me. I had a really pleasant experience.

I would recommend Smile to others, especially if you are anxious.

Ms H.S, Leicester.

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Overcame her dental phobia…

I have had a very bad fear of dentists since a young age, but I’ve joined Smile Essential on Narborough Road, Leicester.

The first day I rang them I was sobbing with fear, but the receptionist put me at ease. She booked me in the same day…When I arrived ‘in bits’ I was given tea to calm me down. Nik the dentist was absolutely brilliant he was gentle and didn’t rush at all. Just had my third visit and went in smiling and came out smiling.

Going to the dentist isn’t the best thing in the world but I’m 100% happier now that I’ve joined Smile Essential.

Thank you to you all!

Mrs W.M, Leicester.

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Top quality dentist…

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I was such a nervous patient and it took me ages to build up the courage to come – that and a worsening toothache!

Nik is a top quality dentist and I felt that I was in safe hands. My problem was resolved relatively easily and most importantly the whole experience was pain-free!

I look forward to my future visits with confidence.

Mr J.P, Leicester.

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I was so nervous about seeing the dentist…

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I was so nervous about seeing the dentist and hadn’t been for years. When a friend recommended that I come to Smile Essential.

Everyone here was so patient with me and while I’m still a little anxious about coming, I can at least make it to an appointment!  I feel confident Nik and the rest of the dental team at Smile Essential I will continue to come.

Mrs J.C, Leicester.

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I was so nervous of the dentist…

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Thank you so much to Lina and the team my first visit to you today and as I am a very nervous person you were all very patient and understanding. Excellent service and consideration for your patients will definitely be returning and recommending you 100%.

Ms D.H, Leicester.

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I dreaded every dental visit. Not anymore…

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After several years with my previous dentist – and dreading every visit – I decided I needed to change. I can’t believe the difference, not only in the quality of care but also the dentistry which is far more advanced than I have experienced before. I have just had root canal treatment and can honestly say that on each of my visits I haven’t felt the slightest bit nervous – the team have looked after me fantastically and I am very happy with the results.

Ms. J.B. Leicester.

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I never thought I’d step foot in a dental clinic again!

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I never thought I’d step foot in a dental clinic again! I had a terrifying experience as a child with a dentist yanking out a tooth.

My daughter in law has been a patient of Shriks for years and suggested I come along to her dentist appointment, so I could see what to expect and if I liked it I could book myself in.

Well that was 2 years ago now and I am proud to say I did book in for a dental check and I am now a regular at the dentist for my 6 month check ups. Initially I needed a couple of fillings and some gum treatment, I have not needed anything other than a clean and polish since.

Would I recommend this dental practice? Absolutely! You know the moment you arrive you’re in good hands, Shrik is superb at explaining the treatment, caring in carrying it out and I feel I’m really in the hands of an expert.

Highly recommended for nervous patients.

Mrs P.H, Leicester.

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