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20th February 2020

Fond Farewell

After 25 years at The Briars, last month Dr Nigel Foot rest his dental mirror for the last time. Partner, mentor, colleague, friend, confidante & esteemed Endodontist, he will be greatly missed by patients, peers & of course his team at the Briars.

Nigel has been a hugely admired Dentist, known for his gentle, kind & understanding approach. General Dentists from all over the South of England have referred their patients to him for many years for his renowned expertise as a Specialist in Endodontics.

We all wish him a fun and bright new chapter ahead.

Happy Retirement Nigel!

We now have Electric Car Chargers at the practice for our patients as well and passers by!

why not charge your car whilst getting your teeth checked!

We are always looking to improve our services and do our bit for the environment.

We charge a small fee to cover the running costs however 50% of this will be donated to various environmental activist charities.

To ensure you can get a one of the two spaces when you come, please call ahead so we can reserve it for you.

Richard joined our team last November, working alongside Dr Foot until his retirement at the end of December. Richard is now accepting referrals!

A bit about Richard…

Born in London, Richard moved to Ireland for school and university. Upon graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 he moved back to the South East of England. He completed his vocational training in Ripley, Surrey, after which he worked in the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, as a Maxillofacial Senior House Officer, where he developed his surgical skills.

Following a period working as a general dentist, Richard elected to specialise in Endodontics, completing his training at Guy’s Dental Hospital in 2019. This training enables Richard to complete all-manner of Endodontic treatments, including apical surgery and vital pulp treatments, so as to alleviate pain, eradicate infection and maintain patients’ teeth. During his training, Richard was also involved in undergraduate training and teaching of distance learning Endodontic programmes.

Currently Richard works in a number of Endodontic positions around London, Surrey and Berkshire. He also regularly attends local and international Endodontic conferences. It is Richard’s firm belief that root canal treatment has an undeserved reputation among patients for being uncomfortable, whereas in reality, it should be a painless, predictable procedure, completed in a relaxed atmosphere. It is such an experience that Richard strives to provide.

Prior to his dental training, Richard completed a bachelor’s degree in Business and Law at University College Dublin.

Did you know that we offer AlumierMD Chemical Peels and Home-care Products at the practice!

AlumierMD Peel Treatments are the next generation of clinical exfoliation. With a variety of peels, each with a unique complex of ingredients, Our treatment Coordinators can customise your program of treatments to target your specific skin concerns whether it be ageing, pigmentation or acne. This unique experience includes an exfoliating peel treatment, brightening enhancement followed by prescriptive targeting serums which reveal a more radiant, soft and luminous skin.

If you are interested in finding out more about this treatment, come along for a free consultation with one of our Treatment Coordinators.

Link to Our Aesthetic Website


Here at The Briars Dental Centre, we are proud to offer our patients the newest, and very best technology that dentistry has to offer, and one of our favourite treatments right now is Invisalign.

Invisalign treatment is a discreet way to straighten your teeth using custom-made, almost completely transparent aligners. Invisalign uses 3D computer imaging technology, along with the prescription of your dentist to create an interactive treatment plan that will show you how your smile can be improved. With this treatment plan, you will be able to see the subtle, yet smile changing movements that each aligner achieves – going from the initial position of your teeth, to the final desired position.

If you are interested in finding out more about this treatment, come along for a free consultation with one of our Treatment Coordinators. they will take a scan of your teeth on the day and can show you the potential results of the treatment then and there!

As of 1st January 2019 we are no longer a Denplan/ SimplyHealth practice.

Instead we are offering our own in-house plan. please be assured that the plan entitlements, including family discounts will all be exactly the same as before however the supplementary insurance will no longer be included on the dental plans.

If you are new to the practice or are simply looking to join our practice plan please speak to one of our receptionists for more information.

Your opinions matter to us…

At the Briars we value our patients’ feedback. We regularly review your comments and suggestions, and are always looking for ways to improve our service to your satisfaction – and just as importantly, we want to know when patients are happy with our service.

With this in mind, we would be grateful if you would post a testimonial online by searching The Briars Dental Centre on Google to leave a review.
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Your feedback shapes the way we provide our service. Thank you for your support.

The Rosie May Foundation’s aim is to help with the development of sustainable projects for children in crisis, especially girls, in Sri-Lanka and Nepal through local partners, as well as protection and support of children by strengthening families to prevent abandonment. And reunification of siblings and reintegration with family to break the cycle of institutionalisation.

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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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