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Treating Nervous Patients

Bank View Smile Studios

Google Rating
Based on 264 reviews
Facebook Rating
Based on 83 reviews
calm, gentle, fear free treatment with us
Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Treating Nervous Patients

Bank View Smile Studios: 57 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6AY

Are you A Nervous Patient ? Do You Fear the Dentist? We Can Help You!

On your first appointment you will be met and treated in a “calm and gentle” manner. You don’t even have to go into a dental surgery if you don’t want to. At Bank View Smile Studios we have a private reception area and meeting room where you can discuss your circumstances in a non-clinical setting.

You will never be judged by us or made to feel ashamed of any phobias you may have. Initially we can meet in one of our non-clinical rooms to enable you to get to know your dentist and the dental team. On subsequent appointments we will take one step at a time together, at your pace.

Before we go any further, here are a selection of reviews taken from Google and Facebook, from patients who discuss their calm, gentle, fear free treatment with us.

Ashraf G.
I've been Khalid's patient for a few years. Unfortunately I developed severe dental anxiety about three years ago and put off visiting the dentist. I finally plucked up the courage to go in June 2023. I sent an email with my concerns and Khalid was very understanding and reassured me. I needed a... filling which Khalid did for me as quickly as he could as he works professionally but at a good speed to ensure I was not in the chair longer than I needed to be.I developed an abscess and also needed a root canal which he did for me in September. I was very nervous but Khalid kept me informed of what he was doing throughout. He showed me the xrays after and it was meticulous. Khalid has saved three of my teeth which I know would have been pulled out by many other dentists. Thank you Khalid. Although I'll never look forward to visiting the dentist, I know that I will always be dealt with professionally and with understanding. Thankyou Bank View. [My wife's review ]read more
10 stars for Bank View for giving me back my confidence in visiting the Dentist. I came to see Khalid after avoiding dental visits for many years. My treatment was planned in 3 phases & explained thoroughly.I am very happy & would recommend anyone reluctant to have any treatment done to visit... Khalid & his nurse Bee, this team holds to its calm & gentle motto. Look forward to seeing them in the new year 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼read more
Graham T.
I've been a long standing patient of the practice, more than 25 years but the last 13 years I've been under the care of Dr Khalid Master who is absolutely fabulous. I used to be quite nervous about my dental visits and went because I have to rather than want to, but ever since Khalid arrived all... that changed completely. I actually look forward to my visits and dont mind having injections because he does them painlessly. In fact I was treated today because I had a filling repair with NO anaesthetic at all and I honestly didnt feel a thing and I was entertained by the dental nurse Bushra who is also excellent. I believe Khalid is a dental magician and I would highly recommend him and Bank View Dental practice. I would give more than 5 stars if I could because the care and service is more
Ian B.
Many thanks to Khalid and the team for my new smile! Always highly professional, an outstanding, calm and gentle service as ever. Excellent dentistry. Very best wishes.
John M.
I would like to thank the of the wonderful staff and Bank view Smile Studio for giving me the opportunity to work shadow the Dentist there. The calm, relaxed atmosphere they have created at this practice drives a welcoming, warm message to whomever walks through these doors.I truly believe that... this event really challenged my previous perspective of Dentistry; I now learn that there is an entire multidisciplinary team that seamlessly works alongside the Dentist ensuring patient satisfaction and exceptional care.I would like to take this moment to really appreciate the demeanor of the Dentist named Dr. Khalid Master who, through his compassionate attitude and understanding, tailored his teachings to give me a greater insight into the Technics, philosophies and politics of Dentistry. Khalid's witty approach and talent to build instant rapport marks him as one of the best Dentists who can make his patients and team feel valued and respected.I truly believe Dr. Khalid Master is a great mentor and I would definitively recommend Bank View Smile Studios to anyone who looks to embark on gaining work experience into Dentistry.Once again, Thank you Bank View Smile StudioJohn Melordread more
My mum brought me there and I remember being a bit nervous but now having met Dr Khalid, Bushra and everyone, I absolutely love it there!I had to get my braces for the first time and I’ll admit i was scared but if it wasn’t for Dr Khalid and Bushra I would’ve been a lot more worried. They took... care of my teeth so well and it was painless effort.Im only 13 years old and Dr Khalid managed to transform my teeth in only half a year! There was a time where my braces were removed and my teeth slowly moved back. But Dr Khalid and Bushra wasted no time and transformed my teeth with only 2 months to spare. And today my braces are finally off and everything feels goodIm so grateful to everyone at Bank View and I love everyone there!Thank you so so so so so much!- Mehreen Sayedread more

The Wand – painless injections

Imagine if there was a system available that delivered the anesthetic at the perfect speed, every time!

This is exactly what The Wand does. The flow of anesthetic is computer-controlled while The Wand is the hand piece that holds the needle. Operating together, they remove the possibility of the injection being delivered accidentally too fast.

Benefits of using The Wand

  • It looks non-threatening, just like a pen
  • It gives a supply of anesthetic in a slow comfortable manner
  • The Wand works at a low pressure and a slow rate
  • You may not even notice that you’ve had the injection!
  • No or little numbness of the tongue, cheek or lip
  • You can return to drinking and smiling almost immediately

A previously scared out his wits young patient now happily sits on dental chair with Khalid to have treatment

Sara’s shocked mum thought she’d ‘never see the day’ when Sara would happily enter the surgery, jump on the chair willingly, allow a thorough check up co-operatively and skip out of the practice with a sticker and a smile!

Relaxation aids

We offer relaxation aids such as TVs and WiFi internet in our comfortable and welcoming reception area and in surgery you can choose to listen to your favourite music through headphones or enjoy a cinematic experience with our fantastic DVD visor.

A gentle chair-side manner

What nervous patients often fear most is not being in control and this is why the dental environment seems to evoke such powerful and anxiety provoking responses. The dentists at Bank View Smile Studios are aware of this, which is why they will do their utmost to make you feel at ease and in control.

Khalid and Thomas have very gentle chair-side manners and they will talk through options and procedures well before they start any treatment. As the saying goes ‘knowledge conquers fear’, so knowing what’s going to happen before it occurs prepares the mind and body, removing the element of surprise.

In addition to the excellent behavioural scientific training that the dentists are proficient in, they are ably assisted by a highly trained and friendly team of support staff, who will endeavour to calm your nerves and make your dental experience with us a most pleasurable experience.

Judgement Free Dentistry

Many people may have not seen a dentist for years. They may have experienced pain or fear at a past appointment and haven’t wanted to go back. Does that sound familiar?

What happens next is you become embarrassed by your teeth and the health of your mouth and as a result you put off seeing the dentist again.

Unfortunately, this is a vicious circle as the fear of being judged by the dentist actually starts to become a real source of stress and anxiety.

That is where Bank View Smile Studios fit in. We never, ever judge anyone that comes to see us. It’s one of the promises that we make.

Our interest is in your well-being and nothing more. The last thing that you need is a disapproving look from us. We will work with you to overcome your initial fears and doubts and then move forward, restoring your smile, your confidence and your faith in dentists.

“Helping Anxious Patient Claire To Transform Her Smile”
Here is a review from our patient Lynda, that we feel sums up your experience when you come to Bank View Smile Studios. Have a read through and see what Lynda has to say about her ‘Judgment Free’ experience.

Calm gentle and non-judgemental dentistry is what is promised and that is exactly what is delivered along with a professional but friendly, welcoming and caring service by all the team

If you are embarrassed about the state of your teeth or nervous about visiting a dentist, I would definitely recommend an appointment at Bank View Smile Studios. They are all brilliant and put you at your ease as soon as you walk through the door.

I first came to the surgery a few months ago after, for various reasons, not having visited a dentist for about 8 years. My teeth had deteriorated badly and as things got worse , the greater my anxiety about visiting a dentist had become. I was ashamed of the appalling state of my teeth and infected gums and the reaction of the dentist was one of my main fears.

It really helped that, having finally plucked up the courage to ring and explain that I was nervous and would like to speak with someone before I saw the dentist, I was given an appointment for that day to go to speak with Kathy one of the smile advisors. Having listened to my concerns, Kathy suggested that it would be helpful for me to meet the dentist straight away. That was exactly right for me as it meant that I was enabled to overcome one of my main anxieties at that first appointment.

As promised Dr Khalid didn’t criticise me at all and at no time during my treatment was I made to feel uncomfortable or judged for the state of my teeth. Quite the opposite, he showed understanding, patience and care at all times. That was so important to me.

He is a very skilful dentist. He carried out the necessary extractions quickly and painlessly despite the fact that many of my teeth were broken down to gum level. He very skilfully restored a tooth that I had thought beyond repair and closed a gap between my 2 lower front teeth which had been a source of embarrassment for some time.

I knew I was going to need dentures and was concerned about how they might look but Dr Khalid and his technician have crafted dentures which I look really natural. I am very impressed that he was able to do that with very little evidence of how my teeth had looked originally! Quite a challenge! It is an added bonus that the colour of my teeth has also been lightened.

Throughout my treatment I have felt comfortable with and very confident in Dr Khalid. He always explained what he was going to do and the outcome has been just as he promised.

Before coming to the practice, I had been embarrassed when speaking to people and would always try not show my teeth when I smiled. l now feel much more confident in speaking to people and it is lovely to be able to smile properly again and, also, not to have the worry of what will happen next time I visit the dentist.

Thank you so much to all the team – you’re all brilliant! I wouldn’t normally write such a long detailed review but I just hope it might help someone who is perhaps feeling the same way that I was to take that step to ring and make an appointment. I’m certainly very glad that I did and only wish that I had done it a long time ago.”

What should I do next?

Just give us a call, or pop your details in to the form below and we can arrange a Comprehensive Smile and Mouth Assessment. We look forward to restoring your smile very soon.

Request A "Calm & Gentle" 36 Point Comprehensive Smile And Mouth Assessment At Bank View Smile Studios

For Your Comprehensive Assessment Which Requires An Investment Of £125 And Includes:

At least a 30-minute appointment with one of our ‘Calm & Gentle’ dentists who will carefully listen to your frustrations and goals before informing you on how, and in what ways, Calm & Gentle Dentistry can improve your dental health.

Following the judgement free initial conversation, your dentist will then give you a complete dental assessment to establish the condition of your teeth, gums, mouth and smile using various high definition digital radiographs (x rays) and high resolution digital photos available to view together within seconds. They will then explain each report in jargon free language to assist complete understanding. And finally, we can then present you with several options to help you to achieve your dream smile.

Summary of the 36 Point Comprehensive Smile and Mouth Assessment benefits are:

  1. Address your concerns and desires without judgement
  2. Complete assessment of your smile with an experienced cosmetic dentist
  3. Discuss fully costed treatment options suitable for you
  4. See suitable Before & After photos and Patient Testimonials as necessary
  5. Offer of Interest free or longer term finance options.