Our dedicated professional team at Dutch Barton are experienced in caring for nervous patients and enjoy helping you overcome your dental fears so you can have the dental treatment that you need to have a healthy comfortable mouth and a more confident smile.
We understand that making the decision to overcome your dental fears can be daunting so we are here to help make the process as easy as possible from the moment you make your initial enquiry.
We encourage our patients to discuss how they feel having dental treatment so we can plan what can be done to make your dental experience as calm and relaxed as possible.
We pride ourselves in providing gentle dental care within a relaxed environment.
For some patients, simply us taking the time to listen to your concerns and offering a gentle approach is enough to gradually build your trust and confidence to help you to feel calmer and more in control when having dental treatment.
However, for others additional treatment methods are needed such as seeing a dentist trained in using psychological techniques to manage your anxiety in the dental chair. Extreme anxiety or dental phobia often requires seeing a professional therapist over a few visits prior to commencing dental treatment. At Dutch Barton we are pleased to be able to arrange any of these options for you as Lindsay Rogers, one of our dentists, has a special interest in the management of dental anxiety and is a fully certified Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy.
Lindsay offers relaxation techniques and dental hypnosis adjunct to dentistry in the dental chair for nervous patients. Where appropriate, patients who have moderate to severe anxiety, or actual dental phobia (sometimes where they have avoided going to the dentist for decades) and require further support and coping methods prior to making a dental appointment or having dental treatment can arrange to see Lindsay for a course of therapy at her Clinical Hypnotherapy Clinic (www.mindbalance.co.uk) prior to commencing their dental treatment.
Over the last 24 years Lindsay’s approachable caring manner has helped hundreds of nervous clients overcome their anxiety and feel comfortable when having dental treatment. Her therapeutic qualifications also mean she has a wealth of knowledge in Anxiety and Stress Management. This unique combination has enabled her to develop an exclusive combined therapeutic programme of hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) that enables people to overcome their dental fears and feel calmer and more confident. Lindsay says ‘My clients often tell me how amazing it feels to be able to have their dentistry carried out just like everyone else!’ It is so rewarding seeing them reach their goal of having a healthy mouth and a nice smile. This also really boosts their confidence and self esteem’.