If you are in need of dental care for health or cosmetic reasons but are worried about the treatment required – we can help.
Here at Shirland Dental Practice we understand that not everyone looks forward to dental treatment. We make it our priority to put nervous patients at ease, so that they are able to see us regularly and avoid any major oral healthcare problems. We are sympathetic and compassionate, and are happy to let you take things at your own pace, while offering gentle encouragement.
People develop dental anxieties for many different reasons including the fear of pain, negative childhood experiences and embarrassment. People are also often uncomfortable with the physical closeness of dental treatments. We understand and we are here to help.
Our Principal Dentist, Dr Hamssa Mansour, has an extremely kind and friendly approach and is fully certified by the Dental Phobia Foundation. Hamssa believes that clear, open communication is the key to making patients relaxed and often manages to bring patients completely out of their phobia using this method. She always takes the time to get to know you as a friend and finds out what you would really like in terms of your dental care. Hamssa believes that if you understand your dental health, you are more relaxed and at ease.
Many nervous patients have been referred to us by recommendation and the practice has already built up a credible reputation in the area for treating nervous patients.
What we do to put you at ease…
We do not offer sedation as we believe that our techniques are a better option
to help patients overcome their dental anxieties.
“I have a phobia of Dentists having not gone for 33 years. Dr Mansour really put my mind at rest and gave good advice. Amazingly my teeth are in good shape and only hygienist appointment required and a few small bits - No fillings. I'm not really into writing reviews and this is my first one on google but I highly recommend Shirland Dental Practice.”
“Highly recommend this practice. Dr Mansour has a wonderful chair-side manner and is always reassuring and considerate. As someone who dreaded visiting the dentist for years, I can recommend her to any of my fellow dental-phobics. She does excellent work but it's her professionalism and warmth that sets her apart.”
“Honestly the best dental practice I have ever been to. Everyone was so friendly and talked me through the procedures and my xrays. I would be happy to go back weekly if that wasn't so weird (and thankfully not necessary).”
“Open at weekends! The staff and location are fantastic. The most impressive dental service in the area.”
“An honest and caring dentist! A welcome change from my previous experience. Everything was explained clearly before work was done and the cost was outlined also. I would recommend anyone come here as they are very friendly. Thank you Hamssa!”