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“They Said Pain Free And It Was Totally Pain Free”
“I will never go anywhere else. I have to come from Eastbourne but it is so worth it. Gone are the stressful days and sleepless nights leading up to an appointment, they said pain free and it was totally pain free, l had drilling, old fillings out, white ones in, extensive cleaning on extremely sensitive teeth and gums, hours and hours of work, a bridge and crowns, plus whitening. Had someone told me l would happily go through all that l would have said “No Way Never” l highly recommend this practice. I thank you Shane & Heidi and all the team, (l got to listen to my favourite radio station too) and of course their technical team in Hove, they all work together for the very best results. It is the best money l have ever spent l had lost my smile l now am me again thank you for being kind & caring see you soon x” Says Sally-Ann Hayes

“Wish I’d Found You Years Ago”

“I was (still am a bit) a very nervous patient and I used to sit in reception dreading what’s going to happen to me with white knuckles and panicking but now I’m quite at ease.

I hadn’t been to any DENTIST for 10 years or so because of my fear of Dentists and now going here I’ve kept every appointment and getting major work done. I’ve had several sedations and it’s costing me a fortune but I don’t mind. Thank you Shane and Heidi. Wish I’d found you years ago” Says Karen GrettonDoidge Lloyd 

Excellent friendly service . They always go out of there way to make you feel more relaxed . I have a lot of fear and anxiety around many aspects of dental work but Shane and his team have helped me so much . They are so supportive and understanding” Says Jessie Sams

“I could not recommend this practice anymore if I tried. Amazing service from everyone who works there! I was absolutely petrified of the dentist and refused to go before I knew about this place and my fear has completely vanished and I actually look forward to it! I’ve got everyone going and every person I speak to says the same thing” Says Kiera Marshall

“A totally stress free experience with a fantastic result in transforming my appearance ,from one of the friendliest teams you are ever likely to meet. Many thanks Shane for all your skill and effort. A very happy Kevin” Says Kevin Wheatley

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“You Have Gone A Long Way To Helping Me Overcome My Phobia”

Shane, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team at Village Dental Centre.

As you know, I have had a fear of having dental work done since I was a child and yet the sessions with you have gone a long way to helping me overcome my phobia. It look a lot for me to pick up the phone to your practice earlier this year and now I am so glad I did.

Although the sedation certainly helped me relax, it was more the way you and your team talked to me and reassured me during the sessions that really made the difference. Even your waiting room is more relaxed and friendly than any other dentists I’ve been to before.

I read a recent article ( ) which says that sedation doesn’t cure a person of dental phobia, it’s more about good communication with your dentist. I totally agree, and hope the next time I have work done I won’t need the sedation at all.

If it’s OK with you I’d like to arrange our follow up appointment for early in the New Year so we can discuss what the next steps (and costs!) will be to improve my smile.

Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Village Dental Centre.


“I Am Now Confident Speaking, Eating And Being With People.”

Just One Of the Many Reasons Why Janet Chose Implants Instead of “Depressing Dentures.” Want To Find Out More Reasons?

When Nigel first suggested the denture, I was really upset. And quite depressed because I thought it a very invasive thing in my mouth and actually the reality of it, it was alright but it was just cumbersome. And awkward. I was conscious of it while speaking and eating and I just hated the whole thing of having to take this thing out at night. In reality it was not a pleasant experience at all. But Nigel was very supportive about the whole thing about my decision to get rid of it. I really didn’t like it.

If I had to wear something like that from now on… I wouldn’t have like it because it was quite a big denture. In fact it was 4 teeth on the upper pallet. So it’s cumbersome and food gets stuck in it. And on top of that I was very aware that my speech wasn’t as clear as it might have been. Plus smiling was an issue as well.


—and the depressing part was, I can remember coming out and going home and saying (I just feel so old that I’m going to have to have that kind of procedure and I was hoping that, well Nigel had suggested implants) and I thought I would have to go down that road eventually. But we had to do the dentures to start with but it made me realize that I didn’t want that. I really didn’t want that.

The procedure was very quick. Once we decided that this was the better option Nigel had to do some proprietary work and then let the gums settle. I had these implants put in and then they had tops put on them… then my denture went back over the top. To be honest that was a little bit tricky but I got used to it, and I knew the end was in sight! Here’s what happened next…


I think my implants were in for about 10 to 12 weeks… so when I came back in January and Nigel fitted the finished product- I was just delighted. It just felt so different. It took a bit of adjusting but I got used to it. And that’s just the beginning. It looked so different and my mouth felt different and I felt more confident about eating and smiling and all that kind of thing. Nigel made some adjustments and I’m really happy about it. I can eat things like normal. I’ve got no issues and socially I feel a lot more confident. I’ve got my confidence back again.

Because a denture is not fixed, you’re always cautious that it might be moving about. And the longer I wore the denture— the looser it became. That became more of an issue but now I don’t think about it. I’m looking after the implants and it’s just made such a difference to me, I don’t regret it at all and if you’re in that position, I would say go for it, because it wasn’t painful. It wasn’t invasive after the initial procedure and there was obviously a little discomfort but only anything you would expect, no swelling of my face, it wasn’t painful .

And as the final implants were put in it was just fantastic. I would recommend this treatment because for me I was just very depressed and fed up about this whole denture thing. But now I feel much happier about the way that I am and I can just be confident about speaking, eating and just being with people really. I was very conscious of the denture.

Finally, I’m back on top form again and I’m very pleased that Nigel recommended implants, he talked me through it so I knew exactly what was happening at each stage and that’s really helpful too.

Retired Teacher Janet from Preston Park, Brighton.

We are now offering complimentary smile advise Consultations from the comfort of your own home

These appointments are designed to help give you information about how we can help you achieve your perfect smile, without any financial commitment.

We understand that Dental treatments can be daunting for many people, so we have found that having a Treatment Coordinator can create a more relaxed environment for our patients.

It’s a simple, informal and a stress-free experience. Our treatment advisor, Chloe is a trained and experienced dental nurse who can manage your treatment every step of the way. This may include scheduling appointments and arranging payment plans.

Chloe will remain contactable throughout the treatment in case you have any problems or questions. She will be able to discuss with you what you’d like to achieve, what your options could include and listen to any problems you may have had with your teeth or gums in the past.

Or if you prefer, request Your Free Smile Analysis at the practice

Call 01273885522 or complete the form

Village Dental Centre in Brighton are offering you the chance to come and meet a member of our pain free dental team to discuss the challenges you have with your smile and to see if you are suitable for the cosmetic dental treatments that we offer such as invisible braces for straight teeth, dental implants, sedation and sleep dentistry plus much more.
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