"I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone"
I came along to The Dental Practice to find out some information with regard to implants, I saw Dr Hussein Shaffie, who explained every stage of the process and gave me a plan to take home and look at.
Every appointment during my treatment was made as pleasant as possible by the friendly staff and expert care, and I am delighted with the end result.
I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Mr James Gibbs
"Had outstandingly good experience"
Had outstandingly good experience. Reception staff and dental nurses kind and friendly. Dentists superb. Pleasant and clean practice always seen on time. No improvement whatsoever necessary.
Tracy Arnold Bexleyheath
Ps Thank you all so much.
"I would highly recommend this Dental Surgery"
We were lucky enough to find the Dental Practice when we were ringing around trying to find an NHS dentist. It seems that we struck gold, as the receptionists make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door, and our dentist Ahssan is amazing. As an extremely nervous patient, his reassuring manner and gentleness soon puts you at ease. He explains exactly what he is going to do and what treatments are available.
When I had a very painful toothache just recently, I phoned the Dental Practice and the receptionist arranged an appointment for the same day. Ahssan temorarily filled the tooth to help alleviate the pain, and then arranged for me to have the tooth extracted under sedation (as he knew how nervous I was). The extraction was arranged for the following Tuesday, and I can honestly say that it was totally painless.
I would highly recommend this Dental Surgery, as everybody who works there "goes the extra mile" to make going to the dentist as painless and pleasant as possible.
"very good and are prepared to explain"
Up to now I have been well satisfied. The dentists I have seen so far have been very good and are prepared to explain what they consider to be necessary as treatment and how it is to be done. They also explain what the cost will be before they start. The nurses working with them also have been well up to what I would expect.
You ladies on reception are always efficient, helpful and cheerful. It is, I know, very difficult to deal with the public. Everyone is different and may have problems that you are not aware of. From my observations you seem to manage very well. After all, you even put up with me and still smile.
All the best.
"I can not thank you all enough"
I am possibly one of the most nervous patients the practice have ever had. However from the moment I step into reception the ladies put me at ease, and when it is time to see Gita who has helped me through many a "shaky" moment, the nurses guide me in encouraging me all the way.
I can not thank you all enough as I believe my daughter who loves going to the dentist would have been as bad as me if it wasn't for the kind hearted staff at the surgery.
Thank you xx
Sarah Hobday (Sidcup)
I am absolutely petrified of dentists, so when I had to have a ‘Root canal’ and a ‘tooth extraction’ everyone from the dentist, dental nurse and reception girls were all so professional, patient and so kind.
"Thank you for giving me back my smile again"
Thank you for giving me back my smile again. I was so very pleased with the results you achieved at the end of my dental treatment. My false teeth looked so natural and you matched them up with my own teeth so well. I feel so much more confident now. You are an excellent dentist.
I would like to thank Dr Shaffie who gave me my sedation, he completely relaxed me and told me exactly what he was going to do, so I felt I was in very safe hands.
Thank you once again Gita, I really do appreciate it. I will certainly recommend you to my family and friends.
June Coe, Bexleyheath
(Excepts from a letter received 15th April 2008)
"My teeth are in the best hands possible"
I hate going to the dentist, I mean, who doesn't? but recently I have had several trips due to my diabetes as it is causing all sorts of problems with my teeth. I've had a root canal and a filling done in the past month (although it may not sound a lot, it required a few trips!) and I've dreaded the short walk up to the surgery.
The dentist who did the work was Dr Kasha Stepien, and she is the main reason I am writing this letter. I have never met anyone in the medical field as kind, considerate and genuinely caring as her. When I had the first part of my root canal done, I was inconsolable, I was in shock that I had to have it done and I had no one else there with me. I was crying, shaking felt weak and would have willingly lived with the astronomical pain my teeth were dishing out.
Dr Stepien, who also enlisted the help of her assistant, another dentist and her assistant kept a close check on me whilst the 3 injections I had took effect. Being on quite a lot of medication, 18 years old and frightened about my treatment, it was clear she didn't want to take any risks.
I have had 3 trips back after that, one to finish the root canal, one to have my teeth cleaned and one to have a filling. Needless to say those 3 trips weren't as horrifyingly as the first, but the emotional effects from it were still there. So when you walk into the room to see your dentist with a genuine smile and asks how you are after the last time, it makes a world of difference.
Although its been less than a couple of weeks, my teeth do feel like they're improving, so hopefully my next trip is just for a clean. But I know if I do need treatment, my teeth are in the best hands possible.
Gemma Burnsted, Bexleyheath
The treatment we have received at Bexleyheath Dental Practice has been absolutely fantastic. The staff are reassuring and kind, they always go out of their way to put you at ease. The atmosphere in the surgery is relaxing and calm, we would highly recommend the practice to anyone.
Giles Wright, Bexleyheath
Just a brief note to say thank you very much for the splendid treatment I received from your staff and indeed yourself, when I called into the surgery today.
From the reception hall to your charming assistant who x rayed me, to the actual treatment itself, I was treated with warmth and respect and therefore felt I had to write and congratulate you on the wonderful service you render.
I shall be there again in 6 months time.
Errol Vertanness, Bexleyheath
"A very pleasant and friendly experience"
I have been attending Bexleyheath dental since November 2004, I have found my visits there to be a very pleasant and friendly experience where I have been made to feel at ease. The staff are very caring and willing to go the extra mile if need be and also to be very professional. I would recommend this surgery to anyone.
Mr Stephen Pye Bexleyheath
"Polite, efficient and helpful"
The staff are wonderful, polite, efficient and helpful. The dentist Hussein is always willing to see you even at short notice I cannot praise him enough. I don’t know what I would do if he was to leave.
Mrs Jacqueline Crutchfield
"An immediate sense of calm and friendliness"
When I first visited Dr Shaffie it had been nine years since I had been to the dentist and I was very nervous. I only went because I was in excruciating pain. Dr Shaffie managed to reassure me that everything would be alright and I can honestly say it was the first injection I had ever had that didn’t hurt. He took time applying it and I can honestly say I didn’t feel thing even the drilling. I decided there and then that I was going to visit the dentist on a regular basis, as I was so glad I had found one I could trust.
From the minute you walk into this surgery you feel an immediate sense of calm and friendliness, kindness and encouragement. The waiting areas are clean bright inviting and relaxing. What more can I say!
E Noseda Pearce