Dr Rakhi Amlani
- Dr Rakhi Amlani
- GDC: 72966
- Certified for +5 years
- Certified until 1st October 2017
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Caroline on 5th April 2017
Having been too scared to visit the Dentist for nearly 18 years, an extreme abscess which caused half my face to swell up, forced me to face head on that I NEEDED to see a dentist, but the idea of going to the Dentist made me feel physically sick, and even trying to take my son to the dentist had been know to induce a panic attack! I found Rakhi on this website, and although Banstead is quite a trek from my house, it was an area I knew well having grown up local to there so I felt more comfortable about not panicking on the journey there. I called and the amazing Receptionist put me at my ease straight away, assuring me I wasn't being silly, I explained the situation through the tears and she found me an appointment as soon as possible. I cried the entire hour journey over there. Then cried like a baby when explaining the causes of my extreme phobia. Rakhi was fantastic, so calm and at no point did she make me feel uneasy or uncomfortable, everything was done at a pace I was comfortable with. And most importantly at no point did I feel embarrassed by the state of my teeth, which had been quite a factor on why I hadn't sought dental care sooner. I knew that the news wouldn't be great, and she recommendation given my fears that I needed 3 teeth out ASAP rather than trying root canal or anything else that would probably only improve things for a short time, it was best we just go ahead and take them out under sedation. My teeth were in such a bad way that the abscess flared up again, and they speedily gave me the strong antibiotics I needed whilst waiting for the sedation appointment. She also recommended her colleague do the procedure to ensure that the teeth came out as easily as possible. I am happy to report that the 3 teeth are now gone, and that I have bravely managed to also see the hygienist twice (with the aid of my iPod on as a distraction) and my teeth are now on their way to being the best they've probably been since my early adult years. I still have to psyche myself up to go there, I'm still finding it hard, but knowing that all the staff are so understanding really helps. I would thoroughly recommend Rakhi to anyone that has any issue about visiting the Dentist.
Jonathan Barnett on 19th May 2016
I did not think the high bar set by Dr Wheeler ("the heeler") for professionalism could be replaced after his retirement. However after meeting Dr Rakhi Amiani and discussing a minor phobia, this is not the case. Dr Rakhi listened to the situation/circumstances, assessed all possible avenues, and provided a realistic solution. Dr Rakhi has shown professionalism at its highest level, and is clearly a very valuable asset to not only Banstead dentists, but to Dentistry as a whole. Thank you again.
Jane Ashling on 22nd April 2016
I have had a dental phobia since childhood and sadly this has caused me to neglect my teeth.I have tried various dentists over the years, only because of needing urgent treatment,and then,alas, once I had the offending tooth treated I would never be seen again ! I have tried everything to get over this stupid and dangerous ( to my health) phobia, even trying hypnotherapy but nothing has ever worked........until now ! After being in agony with a very nasty abcess and being unable to stand it a moment longer I searched on the Internet for a dentist who would be sympathetic to my fear. After visiting their website I rang for an appointment, crying with anxiety as I was speaking to the lovely receptionist who immediately put me at ease., thank you Caroline, you were so understanding . The appointment was made for the next day which happened to be my birthday, it was the best present I could have ever have bought myself ! Rakhi (Dr Amlani) was just fantastic, making me feel at ease straight away. I can't explain why but I just knew everthing would be fine from the moment I walked into her room. After just two visits I honestly feel like a new woman ! and I can't wait to go back for my next appointment . I felt absolutely no pain or discomfort during & after my treatment and she didn't judge me on the condition of my teeth or lecture me like some dentists have in the past. The dental nurse was also lovely, holding my hand throughout, thank you. To get back to total dental fitness I have a number of further visits & treatments and to be honest I can't wait. I really do believe this wonderful team have helped me finally overcome my phobia & I can't thank them enough. I hope this has helped anyone reading this & assuming you have dental phobia please please make an appointment, they are just amazing.
Linda Gordon on 29th May 2015
Like most of the people here I have had bad dental experiences both in childhood and since. I therefore had a complete dentist phobia. I had put off having any treatment until I could leave it no longer. Having plucked up courage to walk through the doors everyone was just so kind and thoughtful. Rakhi is absolutely amazing. She is so caring and patient even though I was a bag of nerves and probably not listening very well. Every step was discussed so that I was happy to proceed. As I needed to have several teeth removed we opted for sedation which was really worth doing as some other work was done while I was under. I had no after effects from the sedation and felt so calm. I cannot praise Rakhi highly enough. She is compassionate, calming and puts you completely at ease. Thank you so much.
Katie Robson on 16th January 2015
I am 14 years old and have been scared of the dentist since I first went. I needed mutiple fillings and always put off the idea because of my phobia. However with the help of Rakhi I have now faced my fear of the dentist and had the treatment done! Rakhi was calm, kind and explained everything throughout the process. I would deffinatly recomend her to any other nervous patients. Now I wish I had just got the treatment done earlier as it is NO WAY as bad as I thought it would be. Thankyou!!!
Margaret Bromwich on 10th January 2015
Following a very bad dentist experience in my late teens resulting in ill-fitting dentures at the age of 19, which, time after time has always been the case since, I have continued to have an absolute terror of such places for 50+ years. Now for the first time in all the intervening years I am, at last, the proud owner of teeth that fit comfortably and am walking on air. Rakhi has proved to be the most amazing young woman, always calm and reassuring, giving the best advice, but above all treating you with great care and as a person. All decisions about the course of action for me were made jointly, without any pressure, giving me confidence to go ahead. I am very lucky to have found her. I cannot give high enough praise and would definitely recommend anyone who feels as I DID contacts Rakhi Amlani for the best possible treatment.
Cathy Rollinson on 22nd December 2014
I'm yet another patient who has been traumatised by dental treatment in childhood. I researched dentists with a particular interest in dental phobia and was lucky to find Rakhi. I've just had a crown fitted and Rakhi recommended that I was sedated for the first appointment. As she promised, I can remember nothing between sitting down and standing up again and didn't hear any of the drilling which is probably the most terrifying part for me. It's an expensive option, but absolutely worth it. I hope I won't further treatment any time soon, but will definitely be much less anxious next time.
Hilary Plattern on 6th September 2014
I had bad experiences with my dentist as a child and so had always dreaded going to the dentist. My teeth are also not the best so I inevitably end up needing treatment each time I go. I had put off going but then by chance found Rakhi. She is very calm and reassuring and her treatment room overlooks a lovely garden. She never once put any pressure on me and has helped me to completely overcome my phobia. Thank you so much.
Carole Day on 2nd September 2013
I needed someone to reassure my daughter who had experienced considerable trauma in the past and Rakhi was absolutely the right person! The calm peaceful atmosphere together with time to explain procedures really made a difference and enabled her to cope with a filling and agree to return for root canal treatment. A procedure she would only have under anaesthetic before. Thank you so much.
B Howard on 1st November 2012
I had a bad experience at the dentist as a teenager and many times have suffered pain at the dentist with treatment. Consequently, I put off going for years until I knew I had a big problem with one of my teeth. Despite my tears and fear, Rakhi was very patient and reassuring and never once made me feel rushed or stupid. I wish that I had met her many years ago as she is without doubt, the most understanding and gentlest dentist I have met. Sometimes I read these kind of comments on other sites and think 'You must have got one of your friends to write this??!' However I can assure you I just rang for a local dentist and was lucky enough to find Rakhi. so I am writing this comment in the hope that it will help someone else.
Tracy Murray on 4th November 2011
My daughter had to have 2 teeth out as part of her orthodontic treatment. As she is a nervous patient she had her first tooth out under sedation. With the second tooth she decided to be brave and have it removed by Dr Amlani after just having a numbing injection - the whole procedure went well and there were no tears or traumas!
Mrs. N Harris on 19th October 2011
I visited Dr. Amlani after plucking up the courage to visit a dentist again after 10 years. She was so patient and calm and explained my procedure thoroughly. I didn't feel rushed or pressured and am so thankful to find her!
Nicky Pemble on 7th October 2011
Like most of us, my phobia stems from a bad dental experience as a child. I'm 40 now and I'm still petrified of the injection. Dr. Amlani was simply amazing! She kept me calm, explained the procedure and applied a numbing gel before the injection. I can honestly say that the injection did not hurt at all!!! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dr. Amlani to any nervous patient. Regards, Nicky Pemble