Upon checking in for your appointment, you are given the option of a beverage. Sparkling or still water, tea or coffee. Yes, that's right. Coffee. It takes some serious confidence in dental hygiene skills to offer a client a cup of coffee before a cleaning. The only thing that could be more brash is a plate of Oreos in the waiting room.
Speaking of the waiting room, B Dental's is an oasis of calm. Comfortable seating in an airy space with all the magazines you could want to read. Yesterday, when a man was called back for his appointment, he looked up from his team with shock and said, "I thought I had five more minutes!" This a place that makes you actually enjoy waiting to see the doctor.
And yesterday, there was a lot of waiting. For the very first time in about two years of visits, the dentist was running behind schedule. After twenty minutes had passed, she came out of the treatment room and apologized profusely. Ten minutes after that, I was in the chair, accepting more apologies. I was annoyed that my appointment was starting thirty minutes late, but doctors aren't known for their timeliness so it didn't seem like that big of a deal. However, it was a big deal for B Dental. Not only did they knock £20 off the £45 checkup fee, but I was also treated to a gift bag full of dental swag. It was completely unexpected and extremely appreciated. B Dental is a class act.
I should disclose I am American. I have for many many years lived with the notion that Brits are notorious for bad teeth. And thus my fear of moving to this country and finding a way to take care of my pearly whites. Well, I decided to give British public dental services a go and went to an NHS-designated site for an "NHS" appointment in my neighborhood. Well it was the worst experience of my life--I was in and out in 15 minutes--you can't diagnose my oral health, remove 6+ months of tartar and then polish in 15 minutes!
SO I decided to INVEST and sought out a true dental service. A friend had recommended B Dental. It is 1st class--beautiful office, swank waiting area, digital imaging--the works. The diagnostic exam was thorough and honest and there was no selling of services. The cleaning was friendly, professional and thorough.
So why not 5 stars? It is pricey. 120£ for exam and cleaning. But it was money well spent.....
A stylish and sophisticated modern dental practice just steps from London's trendy Upper Street in Islington. General and Cosmetic dentists backed by in-house specialists.
Established in 2008.
B Dental's modern, contemporary practice successfully delivers a high level of professionalism and care in a stylish and luxurious environment, all just steps from London's trendy Upper Street in Islington.
Latte's, plenty of magazines and a WiFi connection make the short wait a pleasant one. Rooms are bathed in natural light; dental chairs are made of memory foam and look up into a skylight. Clients can even plug in their iPods or bring along their own DVDs to watch during treatments.
The general dentists, hygienists and cosmetic experts are backed by a strong team of in-house specialists, including an Orthodontist, Implantologist, Endodontist, Periodontist and Oral Surgeon. Having all these specialists under one roof ensures care is well-coordinated and carried out to a high standard.
From the initial phone call to the after-care following treatment, your patient journey is guaranteed to be a memorable experience!
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