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What Our Patients Say

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Some of the words most commonly used by our patients to describe the team at Carbasse Implant & Dental Centre are kind, considerate, and approachable. But the thing they talk most about in their feedback is the high level of care.

All of our staff are dedicated to treating every patient with a huge amount of care, along with respect and compassion. So when we recently surveyed patients on the level of treatment they had received here, we were delighted with the hugely positive tone of their responses. Many patients were full of appreciation for the quality of service they received and showed their gratitude for the care and attention provided by our team. Their responses to the survey included such praise as:

  • Marc is very approachable and took time to explain procedures. I felt comfortable asking questions and intend to visit the practice for further treatment.”
  • “You absolutely achieve your goals of providing a friendly relaxed atmosphere, all staff are courteous and very considerate. My new smile is amazing!”
  • “Marc, I wanted to add a personal appreciation to you for your care and attention throughout my treatment. I could not have wished for better care.”

As well as being caring and considerate, our friendly and professional team is also highly experienced at putting anxious patients at ease. Consultations take place in a calm and contemporary setting, away from the surgeries. So if you are nervous about visiting the dentist or having treatment, there is really no need to be. The success of this approach can be seen in the testimonials we’ve had from nervous patients, which include:

  • “I was extremely nervous, but everyone was so kind and put me completely at ease.”
  • Overall my implant treatment was a very positive experience. Marc inspired confidence and was clear at all times about the procedures along the way. I am usually nervous when visiting the dentist but Marc’s reassuring manner and that of his team put me at ease at all my visits throughout the process.”
  • “I was initially rather apprehensive about the treatment, but everything was clearly explained and by the time everything was underway I felt much more relaxed and at ease. The work was worth every penny – I’m not afraid to smile!”

If you would also like to receive this impressive standard of dental care, contact our team today. You can call us on 01227 273593, or visit

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Scared of the dentist? We Have Effective Ways to Relax You

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The era when fearing the dentist may have been at all rational is truly long gone. Nowadays, if you are nervous about having dental treatment, there are highly effective ways to help you overcome your fears and anxieties.

Here at Carbasse Implant and Dental Centre we specialise in treating anxious patients and offer Intravenous Conscious Sedation to help put you at ease during your treatment. Even those who are relaxed about dental treatment can choose to have conscious sedation for procedures such as extractions.

Patients who would benefit from receiving Intravenous (IV) sedation are seen by our expert anaesthetist Dr Laleh Sharifian*, who administers IV as a safe and effective way to provide excellent pain relief for complex or time-consuming cases. IV sedation is gently injected into the back of the hand and combines anaesthetic (numbing), analgesic (pain relief) and a sedative.

As well as experiencing no pain, you will feel relaxed, contented and sleepy, though you can be roused if the dentist needs to speak to you. The added benefit of this form of sedation is its amnesiac effect – after treatment, you will normally have little or no memory of the experience and likely believe that you slept through the whole procedure.

Helping to build a patients’ courage

One of many inspirational examples of what the team at Carbasse Implant and Dental Centre have achieved with nervous patients is that of Carl, who had an uncontrollable dental phobia to such an extent that he couldn’t even take his children to the dentist and sit in the reception, instead relying on his wife to do it. He even worried just walking past the dentist!

Eventually, after more than 30 years of non-attendance, he ended up in hospital and finally realised something needed to change. Carl came in for a consultation with our Practice Principal and Implant Dentist Mark Carbasse, who helped him to build up the courage to go through a series of vital implant procedures.

Carl explained: “It really is Mark who has helped me go through that treatment. Since the age of 14, I hadn’t had the confidence to smile without trying to drag my lips over my teeth. I didn’t realise how much you change as a person to have your smile, because I’d forgotten. The confidence and pride it gives you is a really big thing!”

To find out how we can help you overcome your fear of dental treatment and discuss the options for safe and effective sedation click here for a consultation appointment or call us today on 01227 273593.

*Dr Laleh qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1999, having developed an early interest in sedation and dental anxiety as an undergraduate student. She chose to do her final year research within the field of anxiety for which she was awarded the Malleson Prize. She attained her postgraduate diploma in sedation from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 2002.