As a dentist with over 30 years of experience, Dr Alison J Brown has met many people who have told her about their fear of the dentist. She has worked with many patients over the years to help them overcome their fear of dentists and of dental treatment.
Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Dental anxiety can often be traced back to particular childhood experiences or to our parents who passed their fears across to us in childhood. Fear of dentists can stem, not so much from the worry of pain, as from the lack of control that patients experience in the chair.
Patients have told Alison that their fears have meant that sometimes they have been unable to visit the dentist for years and only force themselves to visit when in pain. As a private dentist, Alison is able to spend more time with patients who suffer from anxiety and to help them to overcome their fears in a safe, friendly and non-threatening environment.
Fear of the dentist is very common – not many people actually look forward to going to the dentist. Dr Alison J Brown has experience in methods to gradually lessen your anxiety and to make your experience happier. Every patient is unique and everyone’s experiences are different and so there is no one solution but by discussion with you, Alison will be able to plan how best to help you. Alison will talk to you to find out what makes you afraid and she will be able to make suggestions to help. Your treatment will proceed in a way that you are comfortable with.
If you haven’t seen a dentist for several years because of fear or anxiety, you can be reassured that you will be treated kindly and with respect. We can support you through your treatment. Your first appointment with us will simply be a consultation and you may bring a friend with you if you wish.
Dentistry today has improved and is a much gentler experience than it used to be. Alison understands that many patients are fearful of the dentist and dental treatment. She will treat you with a combination of kindness and gentleness and use tried and tested methods to make your dental treatment a positive experience.
We are open Monday to Friday
from 9:30am to 4:30pm
We offer lunchtime appointments.
"Many thanks to Alison and Louise for squeezing me in as up all night with toothache. Your thorough way of working resolved this for me. Makes coming to the dentist almost enjoyable as you are so friendly and welcoming!"
"Always a lovely welcome and excellent treatment."
"Excellent level of care. I look forward to my appointments!"
"Thank you so much for today. I'm super happy ; not normally a mirror stopper, however finding myself stopping and having a look at every reflective surface!! Thank you girls!"
"Personnel, advice and treatment are all excellent."
"Excellent professional service. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Have complete faith in her knowledge and expertise and will be coming back for further treatments."
"Excellent. I found Dr. Brown to be very professional, friendly and approachable. She made me very relaxed and confident in her abilities. The results have been great and I will be recommending Dr. Brown to everyone!!!!"
"I found Dr Alison Brown through my Mum ( as she had Botox also). I had fillers in my lips to make them fuller and I absolutely love them! Very professional service and beautiful result."
"I am very, very pleased with my treatment on having a tooth removed. Alison was so good and gentle."
Mrs S.J. Witham
"Really Happy. Super Dentist. Makes me feel really at ease."
"Excellent service, politeness and professional manner. Always contactable if needed."
Mrs P. Garrard
"Always had excellent service. Friendly and relaxing atmosphere."
Mrs Diane Catchpole
"Excellent service for many years. Always treated with great kindness."
Mr David Gipson
"Dr Alison was fantastic. Explained everything fully and is very knowledgeable in what she is doing which is very reassuring. She is a lovely lady and will definitely be returning."
Ms C. Barber
"Wonderful treatment. Thorough & friendly. Very, very good."
Mrs Jill Cook
"Honestly it's brilliant, I love it. Makes such a difference. Can't thank you enough!"
"Brilliant result! Really pleased and lots of comments from people about how good I look."
"Professional but lovely."
Mrs J Goyer
"Exceptional service and appointment given immediately for emergency work to be done. Service with a smile."
Mrs Lynn Whitman
"I never got a chance to say Thank you. Your warmth Alison and caring nature made me feel very welcome at your clinic so again thank you. I was never made to feel that way in three years of going elsewhere so you've got me as a client now going forward."