Real Patient Stories

Many patients have overcome their fears with the help of Dental Phobia certified dental professionals. Below are some examples of how gentle approaches to treatment have helped alleviate their fears and make dental treatment a comfortable experience.

Sharon Payne – Patient of Dr Claire Wilkinson (The Courtyard Clinic)
02/20/17 10:34 AM

1. What was the reason for your dental phobia? I think it came from a dentist I had when I was a teenager gave me so much pain and not friendly that it put me off and stayed in my memory 2. What made you decide to take the first step in contacting a dentist […]

Natalie Holton – Patient of Dr Claire Wilkinson (The Courtyard Clinic)
02/20/17 10:27 AM

1. What was the reason for your dental phobia? There are a number of reasons why I developed a phobia of dentist’s I had an unpleasant experience with a tooth extraction in the chair. Something which was so simple yet turned into a nightmare, the fear grew inside me by the minute, my trust evaporated […]

Ian Moffat – Patient of Dr. Kal Patel (Fareham Road Dental Surgery)
03/9/16 8:55 AM

What was the reason for your dental phobia? I am not sure I am able to pin point one single cause or event for the development of my dental phobia. I believe it started at my old surgery when just after having my fixed braces removed I had a few tiny cavities, which needed to […]

Carol Breedon – Patient Of Dr Steve Larcombe (St. Lawrence House Dental Practice)
03/8/16 9:04 AM

What was the reason for your dental phobia? Going to the school dentist in 1951, standing in line with about thirty girls from my class, the nurse would pull each girls head back by pulling the back hair of the head. The dentist, smoking a cigarette and wearing a dirty blood stain apron, would make […]

Suzy Masser – Patient Of Dr Richard Colebourne ( Evesham Dental Health Team)
03/7/16 10:44 AM

What was the reason for your dental phobia? For me it all started with school dentist, like most people of my generation. I can recall several experiences where dentists would give me injections to numb my mouth but it didn’t work. They wouldn’t believe me and told me it was all in my imagination. This […]