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.
"Very relaxing and not stressful at all."
"Made to feel very comfortable and experienced no pain. Lovely ladies. Actually look forward to going!"
Mr J Miles
"So I say thank you for your care of me and for the humour we have shared - wishing you a very Happy Christmas and 2020."
Mrs S Collop
"Alison and Louise are always friendly, professional and competent. A perfect Dental Practice."
Mrs Brenda Lewis
"As usual, an EXCELLENT service - always a pleasure to come and see you."
Mr J Rollestone
"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!"
"Very friendly, professional service always."
"Thank you for today.....already looking more fresh - faced!"
"A lovely, warm atmosphere with amazing results. I personally recommend Dr Alison Brown. She is so understanding and always makes you feel so welcome. Along with Lou, amazing people and incredible service from start to finish. Professional and honest."
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you, my teeth look incredible and that's all down to your amazing skills. Have a lovely weekend, thank you again."
"Thank you so much, lovely result first time. Look forward to seeing you again soon."
"Great service. Very pleased with results and I would thoroughly recommend them."
"Always put at ease by Louise and Alison. Wish I had come here sooner."
"Really appreciated the detailed information and reassurance. Excellent care and attention, felt at ease and fully trusted Alison."
"Always really happy with the care and results. Fantastic!"
"Excellent, very friendly - highly recommended."
"Superb service as always. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else."
"No complaints whatsoever. Always good service."
Mrs D. Catchpole
"Always polite and friendly."
Mrs Pat Hall
"I'm so pleased with the wonderful results of my Botox with Alison. Such a friendly, professional practice."
"I have always been happy with the treatment and advice. Service 100%. Alison and Louise are always friendly and polite."
"So pleased with the results. It does make you feel so much better."!
"Lovely, caring and professional service, with excellent advice for the best results for me."
"Many thanks for helping me with my teeth. Thank you both very much again, very kind of you both."
"Thank you for saving the day on my Birthday, much appreciated. Many thanks."
"Absolutely superb! Thorough, thoughtful, caring and professional. Pain free as well- excellent- 5 Stars!"
"Very good service, caring, professional - would recommend, will be back. Thank you."
"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!"