After 25+ years of not seeing a dentist due to being scared (like most) I decided to visit. Receptionist (Kerry) was very helpful and polite, as was the other lady who booked me in. My visit was to get the ball rolling and to look forward to healthier and nicer looking teeth...however as I suffer with chronic anxiety and OCD it was not the greatest visit - the female dentist made constant jokes about pain etc - even though I had told her about my condition. I have spent all night worrying and I have not slept, due to the work that needs doing and the jokey way the dentist was with me (and we wonder why people are scared) - I had to make small talk and reassure myself by being nice to her (even though she made me feel so bad). My anxiety / condition is asking me whether I get the work done at all. If I do go ahead I will ask to see a different, more thoughtful dentist! I did tell the receptionist on the way out about this, I said I assume it was banter but really, its not something people need!
I've always hated visiting the Dentist after some pretty horrific 70s/80s dental experiences; I was traumatised! (Think of the film "The Marathon Man" that's close!) However, Dentist Amajot and Nurse Jess (hope I got your names right, please correct me if I've messed up on that!) have been nothing short of amazing. Kind, gentle, encouraging and funny, they made a very unpleasant extraction sooo much easier with their humour and compassion. Aftercare has been great too, including gently berating me for being a smoker and offering help to quit (hmmmm)
Thank you, Amarjot and Jess. I wish you could have been my dentist and nurse when I was a child.
Marking you down a bit because you didn't give me a sticker...
Amazing dental and eye care never had such care and attention ever before. I am 71 and very impressed. For national health more like private care. Thank you.
Restored my faith in the dentists! After a very bad experience with another known pratice in Buckingham for a filling... it put the fear in me and put off the dentists for many years... unfortuantely my filling had fallen out so it was a must. I signed up to Rodericks as my partner was getting his glasses from them at the same time. I informed them that I was very nervous! I had to go down the root canal option which was a big deal to me, specially after hearing the horror stories just filled me with more dread. But they was excellent from the word go, never felt pressurized they talked things through with me of what to expect etc. Never felt the job was rushed at any one time. I had to go back five times in total and by then all nervousness I did experience at the start had all gone! I have been so pleased with what they have done. Highly recommend them.
I have never ever been seen on time! Today 30 minutes late and still waiting! It doesn’t help people with anxiety with the dentist.Read More
having issues after dental treatment . i emailed charlotte, practice manager who responded very quickley, listened to me . i have just been back and i am happy with this appointment . thank you rajRead More
Shame, the centre let down by very poor response to customer complaint.
Practice Manager Charlotte Wright always unavailable on the phone.
Left several messages but never calls back.
Had 2 weeks now to respond to my complaint.
Poor response to broken dental work, told had to wait 10days for an appointment.
Another dentist nearby saw me the next day even though I was not their patient.
Have cancelled my future appointments and moved to another practice.
Will be following up with complaint in writing and copying to the BDA.
Have had to return on 3 separate occasions when work carried out broke or failed.
So think the quality of dentist also in question.
Always friendly and professional. I've been 3 times for emergency treatment and they have always been very efficient and understanding even after being sent round the houses by another dentist.Read More
Friendly helpful team, and excellent treatment from a great dentist (Raj in my case)Read More
Well done... You have just re-affirmed 40 years of fear of the dental profession in one short visit: 🙁 After a very serious incident at a dentist in my teens (and a schoolmate dying in a dentist's chair soon after) I have put up with all manner of toothache, abscesses, tooth-picks and broken teeth, rather than visit one again. However, 3 days and nights of abscess pain, were finally too much to bear and I plucked up courage to walk in yesterday for an emergency appointment - to ask to refer me for hospital treatment.
Reception were polite enough (but it was utterly humiliating and embarrassing for a 55 year-old professional man to have to admit the above in a very public 'shop' environment, overheard by everyone else on the premises and even walking past when the door was open!). However, the dentist could not have been more contemptuous of my phobia if he had tried: he did not even acknowledge my fear, declined to give me the referral I had come in for, but critically DID NOTHING to address my pain - the reason for visiting in the first place - except prescribe antibiotics!
I am writing this after yet another sleepless night, writhing in agony after 'over-the-counter' pain killers wore off and my abscess tried to find a release point (which it has still failed to do).
Not only will I never visit this contemptuous practice again, I doubt I will ever visit any other one either... It is no wonder that this is the most feared profession of all, when you fail so miserably to attend to the mental care of the patient, as well as their teeth!
I had a fear of the dentist since I was a kid, and finally got myself booked in for a checkup.
The friendly helpful staff made the whole experience a lot easier and made me wonder what I was scared of in the first place!
Nothing was too much trouble for them, the dentist was brilliant, friendly, made me feel at ease throughout the whole treatment.
I'll definitely visit again for regular check ups and recommend them to others.