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.
Get in touch!
T: 01473 256 907 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
We offer lunchtime appointments.
“ 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.
Jessie Folami | August 2016
“ 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!!!!
Binky Dillon | May 2016
“ Excellent professional service. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Have complete faith in her knowledge and expertise and will be coming back for further treatments.
Julie | May 2016
“ Very friendly, professional and helpful. Really felt and relaxed. Great service. Thank you
Tracey Bayfield | February 2016
“ I was really nervous as I haven't been to a dentist for about 10 years but when it came to taking my tooth out, I did not feel a thing. Alison was great and talked to me all the way through which helped a great deal. Will not be so nervous the next time...
Y. Hollis | February 2016
“ No problems . Good service, everything explained clearly
Trevor Whitlock | January 2016
“ Lovely experience, really felt relaxed, made me feel at ease. Thank you
Shelley Mousser | January 2016
“ I felt very safe. It was very helpful that Alison talked me through the procedure before she did it
Debbie | January 2016
“ Always a pleasure to visit and receive professional care
Eric Dockerill B.E.M. | January 2016
“ I booked in with Dr Alison Brown to have lip fillers and was very happy with the consultation. She explained everything in detail and made sure I was happy and clear about the results I wanted to achieve. On the day, I was abit nervous of having the procedure but she reassured me and...
Stephanie | September 2015
“ You know that feeling that makes your stomach sink…a visit to the dentist, where you are a statistic, a means of making money - not seen by the same dentist twice - even with an ongoing treatment? NONE of this applies to this practice!I was reluctant to share this wonderful treasure with the world (I...
Mrs D Smith | June 2015
“ Been going to Alison for a few years now and I will never go anywhere else! Warm and friendly welcome with top quality dentistry. Even if I moved to the Outer Hebrides, I would always come back to Alison's surgery twice a year, she's' that good
Simon Cusworth | May 2015
“ I just had to write and say a personal 'Thank you' for the wonderful dental treatment and after-care that I always receive from you. Your kind considerate manner and your incredible attention to detail, professionalism and your excellent aftercare is faultless. And this was very evident when I came to see you on the...
Mr John Rollestone | May 2015
“ Thank you Alison you were amazing, I can't wait to come back!
Lynn | March 2015
“ I first visited Alison three years ago after a very bad experience with a previous dentist that left me terrified to get my teeth checked. I contacted Alison via phone and my first impressions were what a lovely lady. She took time to listen to my fears and was very patient and sympathetic. After...
Suzy | February 2015
“ Thank you so much Alison Brown for the nice job you did on me today. I look beautiful. Maybe I shouldn't say that, but I do look great. Thank you again, and see you soon for more. :)
Maria | November 2014
“ As always my appointment was kept so no waiting . A friendly greeting at the door always makes me feel relaxed. The work that Alison Brown does is second to none. I feel so comfortable in the chair when the work is being carried out I could easily fall asleep. Best dentist ever.
Nathan | October 2014
“ I've been meaning to e-mail you for ages but kept forgetting! I just wanted to say I'm 100% happy with the results of my Botox treatment and I'm sure I will see you again in the future.
Natasha | June 2014
“ Paid my first visit to Alison's surgery today, and must say was very impressed by the friendly welcoming atmosphere. The treatment I had was excellent, and I would recommend her to anyone. Will be back in six months!
Robert | May 2014
“ Fabulous service received by Dr Alison over last two years. A very nasty wisdom tooth was swiftly sorted out, many check-ups and a quick spruce and polish! Always treated with care and kindness and a bit of humour. Right hand gal Louise compliments the team and keeps us all on check. For a pain...
Candace | May 2014
“ I have been going to Alison for many years, she is the most professional and caring dentist I have ever been to. Wild horses could never make me change my dentist........"Simply the Best"....I have now had 2 sessions of Botox with Alison and I'm over the moon with the. Treatments. The results and the...
Nathan | September 2013
“ I was talked through the procedure and everything was thoroughly explained before my treatment. It was all done in a friendly manner in a friendly environment and I was very happy with the result obtained. I was also told that if I needed any adjustment after 2 weeks to come in again when my...
Kate | April 2013
“ Thank you so much for the beautiful job you have done on my teeth. I really appreciate the time and effort you gave to it. A smile is such a precious thing and you have given me back mine!
Heidi | February 2013
“ Very friendly and down to earth staff, who made me feel welcome and relaxed, even though I had not been for a check up for over a year.Exceptional professional service, and I am extremely pleased with the results at affordable prices.I highly recommend this surgery and will definitely be going back for the next...
Suzy | January 2013
“ After having not been to a dentist for over 6 years, I was very apprehensive of going again, but a broken tooth forced my hand. I found I need not have worried as the care and attention provided by Alison and Lou was fantastic. Within a week of my first check-up session I was...
Daniel | October 2012
“ I have been coming to see Alison (and assistant Lou :) for my botox several times now and I have to say I thoroughly recommend her.Before I had my consultation visit I'd been 'Umming and Arring' about having botox for awhile, not liking the hereditary frown lines and 'Jack Nicholson' horizontal forehead wrinkles that...
Leo Beer | August 2012
“ Despite not being particularly close to the surgery, the combination of a welcome and professional dentistry makes a trip to Dr.Brown worthwhile.
Duncan | June 2012
“ I love my dentist. I have been coming here for over 20years and the service and care is amazing. I would recommend The Dental Surgery to anyone looking for a new dentist!
Google user | April 2012
“ I have been a patient at this surgery since it began and I would recommend it to anyone, The atmosphere is always friendly and puts you at ease. Before any procedure is carried out a full explanation is given. Ten out of ten.
Google user | March 2012
“ Upper Denture I needed a replacement Upper Denture quickly. I contacted the Practice and Alison responded the same day, outlining the time scales expected for manufacture. I have had a lot of Dental work. This is my Fourth set of Dentures. I found Alison and Louise very Professional, Friendly and Welcoming, on every visit. Those...