Dr Martin Attariani
9 reviews

  • Dr Martin Attariani
  • Tandläkare Gothenburg 2005
  • GDC: 101539
  • Certified for +5 years
  • Certified until 14th March 2018
Dental Phobia

Locations

4 Bridge Street Brackley,
Northamptonshire,
NN13 7EP

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pauline mccarthy on 27th June 2016

although not frightened of the dentist per se, my problems are that i have a high gagging reflex. martin allowed me to take things at my own pace explaining every step along the way and allowing me to take breaks whenever i thought i needed them.


andrea hill on 1st April 2016

Since I was a child I have been terrified of the dentist.I had many difficult experiences with a number of different practitioners.As a result of this I had not had any treatment on my teeth for many years. I cannot begin to tell you just how severe my phobia was.I was unable to sleep the night before my first appointment with Martin,I felt physically sick and couldnt speak. Walking through the door for the first time I was immediately struck by the fact that it didnt 'smell' like the dentist. The reception staff greeted me with warmth and understanding and this was very significant to me.The waiting room is small, comfortable and not at all clinical, again a huge help. The first visit was just a meet and greet with no pressure to go into the 'treatment room' or even have to open my mouth for examination, this process was extremely useful, in fact the lack of pressure meant that I was able to let Martin look in my mouth. My first treatment involved implants and was carried out under sedation. Again no waiting around, no coping with lots of other patients in the waiting room, no smells, no seeing dental equipment. However, there was lots of reasuurance, information and consultation, allowing me to feel as in control as possible.I never dreamt I would be able to have any dental treatment without sedation, but after a number of visits I am able to walk into the clinic on my own, speak a little and sit relatively calmly in the dental chair. I cannot begin to tell you how differently I feel. Martin has helped me to manage my phobia as well as fixing my teeth. I can finally smile! A huge THANK YOU


andrea hill on 20th March 2016

Since I was a child I have been terrified of the dentist.I had many difficult experiences with a number of different practitioners.As a result of this I had not had any treatment on my teeth for many years. I cannot begin to tell you just how severe my phobia was.I was unable to sleep the night before my first appointment with Martin,I felt physically sick and couldnt speak. Walking through the door for the first time I was immediately struck by the fact that it didnt 'smell' like the dentist. The reception staff greeted me with warmth and understanding and this was very significant to me.The waiting room is small, comfortable and not at all clinical, again a huge help. The first visit was just a meet and greet with no pressure to go into the 'treatment room' or even have to open my mouth for examination, this process was extremely useful, in fact the lack of pressure meant that I was able to let Martin look in my mouth. My first treatment involved implants and was carried out under sedation. Again no waiting around, no coping with lots of other patients in the waiting room, no smells, no seeing dental equipment. However, there was lots of reasuurance, information and consultation, allowing me to feel as in control as possible.I never dreamt I would be able to have any dental treatment without sedation, but after a number of visits I am able to walk into the clinic on my own, speak a little and sit relatively calmly in the dental chair. I cannot begin to tell you how differently I feel. Martin has helped me to manage my phobia as well as fixing my teeth. I can finally smile! A huge THANK YOU


Zoe Yarker on 2nd December 2015

I went to this dentist needing a lot of work and I was petrified. It doesn't look like a dentist in the reception area so this helped me relax. The reception staff are so lovely and very understanding, they make you feel welcome and helped me feel comfortable. Dr Martin Attariani then had a chat with me and explained everything didn't even use any equipment on the first visit. I then had the first lot of treatment under sedation. I then return to have more treatment and managed to have this while awake. I had route canal and the whole time I felt in control and as soon as I raised my hand he would stop. He reassured me through the hole process. I can honestly say I no longer have a fear of the dentist.. Well not of this dentist anyway. I wouldn't go anywhere else and love the way they have encouraged me the whole way through and never made me feel I was being silly. Had a crown fitted today without numbing and even had a cup of tea and a chat with the girls while waiting for it to be made. Amazing dentist!!!


John Bristow on 27th November 2015

I had not visited a dentist for 8 years after experiencing poor dentistry in a rural area of France which traumatised me. After breaking a tooth recently I had no choice but to seek treatment. I began extensive research online and found a dental phobic specialist in my area, Martin Attariani of Orchid Dental Centre Brackley and based on positive reviews decided to make an appointment with him. After summoning the courage to telephone and arrange a meeting I was treated in a sympathetic and relaxed manner by the practice receptionist who put me at my ease and gave me the confidence to proceed. On arrival at the practice, which really feels more like a spa than a dentist, the receptionist remembered me and was very kind and supportive and helped me to relax while I waited a few moments in reception with my wife. Martin came out to meet me personally and was more than happy for my wife to accompany me during the consultation. Martin's manner immediately puts you at ease and although I was nervous he calmly explained everything to me, giving me the confidence to allow him to proceed with an examination - he made sure I was happy for him to start before commencing and I had felt uncomfortable about the state of my teeth but he was not judgemental and explained everything to me before deciding on the best course of treatment. Because of a number of issues there was quite a lot of work to do but there was no pressure put on me to have any of the work done, only that he would recommend I went ahead with the treatment. On the first visit for actual treatment, Martin came out to meet me again and then explained everything he would do that day before starting the work. I had thought I would need sedation but felt calm and relaxed enough to proceed without it. Martin told me to raise my left arm if I needed to stop the treatment at any time and I did use it on a number of occasions, not due to any pain or discomfort but because my jaw ached from keeping my mouth open. As soon as I did this he and his dental nurse stopped immediately ensuring I was okay before proceeding, which was very reassuring. I have now had four treatments with Martin, including crowns, inlays and fillings. Each time I am more relaxed and would recommend any person who has a phobia about dental work for whatever reason should consider visiting Martin. He is without doubt the most competent, gentle and skilful dentist I have ever used, his equipment is state of the art and the practice advocates using the best treatments and quality materials available - I am now not as nervous as before and no longer fear visiting the dentist and would give Martin and his excellent staff the very highest recommendation.


Wendy Hamilton on 4th November 2015

iI have had a few bad experiences in the past with dentists so became very nervous. I went to Martin the first time as I had toothache so had no choice but to have something done. I had researched dentists that offered sedation and had seen good reviews for Martin. My first visit I was crying and shaking, I struggled to even let Martin look in my mouth! He was so patient and at no time did I feel any pressure from him. I have had a few fillings since then with sedation, over the last 2 years. The last filling I had I actually managed to have done without sedation. That was a huge achievement for me, and shows how good Martin is at putting people at ease. I can now go to him on my own for check ups,previously I've had to have my husband with me for support. I am still nervous but I know that Martin will always be respectful of my fears. I would recommend him 100% for anyone with dental phobia


Lee Dean on 25th February 2014

I went to see Martin after years of fear from multiple bad experiences having visited Dentists in the past who have said they were dental phobic specialists and turned out not to be sympathetic in the slightest, which only made my phobia worse. My wife had fully researched Martin's capabilities and had met him multiple times before I did and always passed on the details to me. For me in the beginning, even the thought of going to the dentist would start my anxiety and trigger a panic attack. When I finally worked up enough courage to meet and talk with Martin, I was happy to see that the reception and treatment rooms did not smell like a dentists. Martin himself did not touch me as I explained my fears and he did not push me into any treatment. He understood all my fears and my issues surrounding dentists and treatments and offered me a way forward to help take away my pain. I have needed quite a lot of dental work done and it has all been done under sedation. The first time I was very scared but Martin and his team were ready and prepared for me. The second time I returned I felt a lot calmer and the procedure went a lot more smoothly and I felt a lot more confident. Martin and his team are very understanding and professional. I have popped in numerous times to help me feel relaxed in the environment and only yesterday I was in there again with my wife and was very laid back and relaxed and even joking with staff. I know I may never fully overcome my fear of being at a Dentist but I honestly feel a lot better knowing that I have found someone who I trust to work on me for regular check ups in the future.


Chisgetta on 30th August 2013

First time with a dentist in 20 years due to severe phobia of anything to do with drills!! Straight away it was different. It didn't smell like a dentists. All the staff are very friendly and understanding. Martin took time to listen to all my concerns and particular fears. I felt safe during the initial examination - no treatment is done then. Sedation is offered as a matter of course & Martin wasn't phased when I told him of my history of resisting even under sedation. I returned next day for a mammoth session all under sedation. I had an extraction 2 big replacement fillings and a Ceroc crown (amazingly this is a same day crown, so no return visit is required!), as well as a full and deep scale and clean. I am free of pain and will definitely go regularly. To crown this wonderful experience, Martin rang me from his home this evening just to check I was OK. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.


Samira Stenered on 9th January 2013

I would like to recommend Dr Attariani and his team to anyone who fears dentists. Their approach and care is exceptional and Dr Attariani has managed to help me control my fear considerably. He is very gentle and calming and explains the any procedure very thoroughly. From only accepting treatment under sedation, I can now manage to have simple treatments done without being put to sleep. I am extremly grateful to him and his brilliant and helpful team.