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Newbury, RG14 7LJ
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8 St Johns Road, Newbury, RG14 7LJ 01635 40311

Nervous Patients

Being ‘afraid of the dentist’ may mean different things to different people. It may be the sounds and smells that bring back memories of bad experiences as a child, or make you think that having treatment will hurt.

Our dentists understand our patients’ fears. Their kindness and gentle nature can do a lot to make your dental treatment a tolerable, normal part of life.

The first step is always the hardest: making the initial phone call and walking through the door. However, once you have, you will find a warm welcome from all our team.

We can even offer a free consultation with one of our treatment Coordinators in a non-clinical setting.

Additional options:



Our practice is committed to providing the latest and advanced dentistry. We can offer anaesthesia with The Wand. This means that every time we numb you up it will be a pleasant experience. The Wand uses a small hand piece that looks like a pen.

This system gives the anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner. The Wand uses a unique new computerized technology. It works at a low pressure and a slow rate that gives an improved anaesthesia. It works more effectively, resulting in a better experience, often without the numb lip – you will be pleasantly surprised!


If you would prefer to not to be aware of what’s going on during your treatment, we can also offer sedation by one of our experienced dentists.
Safe sedation can be offered for any of our dental treatments. It is a technique that reduces anxiety and minimises any discomfort during your dental treatment. unlike General Anaesthetic – you will remain conscious but will feel drowsy and relaxed.


At the Briars Dental Centre, we are committed to helping even the most nervous patients deal with their anxiety.

If you have any questions on any of the above, then please contact reception on 01635 40311 or email us at enquiries@briarsdentalcentre.com and we will be happy to explain everything in detail.

patient Testimonials

I would like to thank Vicki and Laura for fixing my broken tooth and filling yesterday. They were exceptionally kind in making me feel relaxed under such difficult circumstances. Best wishes,Lyndie

Very comfortable and safe experience my recent visit to you was. Thank you for all your care. E. Fenston

I would like to thank you for your efforts to provide a safe environment for dentistry. I would like to commend them for their courtesy and professionalism in this new situation. I felt very safe and I hope that they did too. S. Kerr

The new reception procedure was straightforward with no hassle and to all intents and purposes almost ‘normal’. Marcus

The staff were very friendly and helpful, explaining everything clearly. I felt like the treatment was completely tailored to me and they knew what would be suitable for my skin type more than I did. G. Chaloner

I undertook Invisalign treatment with Dr Holden. It was the best thing I have ever done, Pain free, straight forward and most importantly invisible. Vicki

My time in the dental chair was totally painless, Nick and his lovely nurse Kasia made me feel at ease (so much so I managed to doze off for a short time) Mr Preston

I just wanted to say that the implant has been really good – actually bliss – the bridge was my bête noir. I couldn’t been more grateful for the care and outcome of your treatment. Anonymous

Thank you to the Briars for giving me the perfect smile for my wedding! I highly recommend the practice! Mrs Hawkins

A short note to send my sincere thanks to Nick French for helping me overcome my 30 plus year fear of dentistry! Karen

I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a grand job with my fillings yesterday! Julia

Thank you for fitting the Somnowell Snore Guard and how professional the services was right form the first assessment... Karl

Thank you for doing a super job on my filling – looks so much better :) Kate

Thank you for being kind and dealing with my terror and silly behaviour of not having been to a dentist in so long. Margaret

Thanks for my lovely new tooth, now I can feel my mouth again, it feels great!

Just a brief note to say how much I appreciate the fact that you fitted me into your busy schedule yesterday... David

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with all the the work you have done with my teeth and mouth generally. David

Keep up the good work and hope we meet again sometime. Pearl

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