Treating Nervous Patients
at Bank View Smile Studios
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.
I have been a patient of Dr Khalid Master for long time. He has a very calm and gentle persona and has great pride in his work. My family is also under his watchful eye. I went to see him for some emergency treatment and he was very professional both inside and outside of his surgery. My experience was very good especially in the circumstance I was in. I would and have recommended Dr Khalid Master and his team to anyone who asks me about seeing a dentist. So if you are looking for professionalism, Calmness, Quality of work look no further. I would not go anywhere else.This is proper dentistry run by proper people who care about you. After years of poor dentistry and my own poor habits, have finally found the most dedicated, honest team ever. Everyone at Bank View Smile Studios are welcoming, non judgemental and so friendly. Am so very pleased with my new smile and massively grateful to Dr Somia Mohammed and her nurse in particular, as well as an excellent hygienist, (whose name regretfully I didn't catch.) It was honestly, a really pleasant experience, from the start of my treatment, to the end. Can't sing this practise praises highly enough!! Would recommend anyone, who is not currently receiving the treatment they deserve to join Bank View Smile Studios, to experience a truly professional approach. Treatment plans well communicated and executed. A massive thank you to all staff 😁😁. Thank you, Somia. Kind and gentle dentistry is correct. I hadn't been to a dentist for 15 years due to anxiety and a few bad experiences and as a result my teeth were a mess - loose or already fallen out. I haven't smiled for 10 years! Somia listened, there was no judgement, just a sensible plan of action and 1 month later my treatment is complete. Some teeth removed and replaced and now I can smile again. I also have a permanent dentist. My daughter cried when she saw me smile. My confidence has already started to return I have been going to Khalid for a few years and he has spent a lot of time correcting previous dental work which was sub-standard. Khalid is calm and reassuring but also focused on giving the absolute best treatment he can. In my opinion one of the leading and top dentists in Blackburn. I had Completed 2 days worth of work experience at Bank View Smile Studios and can undoubtedly say that these guys are the best team of professionals working in a field they are 100% enthusiastic about.Having spent a day in each surgery (Dr Khalid Master and Dr Thomas Sarpong) my knowledge in the dental department has been developed largely.An immense thankyou to all of the astounding members of the team and a special mention to:Dr Sarpong-who instilled in me the importance of a patient-dentist trust element and building relationships within this, something that a usual dental practice are not so fond about.Dr Khaled-Who taught me about his career and dentistry as a whole, to a great degree.Dr Khaled’s motto of ‘calm and gentle dentistry’ was completely genuine and true; something even the patients will definitely agree with.Bushra-Bushra the dental nurse in Dr Khaled’s surgery aided me with my understanding and was very friendly and outgoing. Bushra also gave me a heads up before every procedure on the equipment used in the surgery which assisted me with my note making.Sarah-Sarah is a Dental nurse who worked in Dr Sarpongs surgery and again was very outgoing, genial and a joy to work with.The real tooth fairys^Thankyou for this fantastic opportunity.I hope to see and work with you in the future.A practice I would recommend without hesitation! From start start to finish an amazing service. Exactly what they say; calm and gentle. Couldn’t recommend enough. After having a bridge done, teeth whitening and my front teeth making shorter and my gap filled by khalid ( an amazing job btw, I get lots of compliments on my teeth 🙂 ) I introduced my mum who is in her 70’s to khalid as she had issues with the last dentist she was at, they practically ruined her teeth, she was never happy with her dentures, they never fit right and they were really uncomfortable so khalid worked his magic and managed to make the perfect fitting dentures, she also had a tooth removed, she was petrified but he was very calming and reassured her that he will be as gentle as possible, all I can really say is khalid has a really great bed side manor and he’s really made my mums teeth the best they can be, I’m really happy with the end results, thankyou khalid for doing an amazing job 🙂 Amazing experience visiting BVSS for my dental treatment. Somia provided excellent service with a calm and gentle manner and great attention to detail, taking all my concerns into consideration. I am thoroughly pleased with the final outcome and can finally smile again with confidence. Would highly recommend Somia and the team at BVSS- really friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you so much! I have been a patient at Bank View for many years.It's always been great dentist's and never had any concerns about the treatment I have received.Even the injections are painless !I highly recommend them. From my initial consultation for my orthodontic treatment the service has been amazing! After a not so great first orthodontic experience as a teenager and being apprehensive having them again as an adult, Dr Thomas was so reassuring about my options available. His care and attention to detail is amazing. Truly is calm and gentle dentistry The end result is even better than I imagined it to be. I highly recommend! Also during the covid pandemic the team is working so hard and well at keeping it a safe environment. Keep up the good work! After lots of not so good treatments at different dentists over many years my smile was not looking great. I very nervously decided on Bank View..best choice I made regarding my teeth. A course of treatment was planned and my fears were calmed. I now have a smile that i love and a healthy mouth..Thankyou Bank View xxx Lynette Varey Dr Khalid Master at Bank View Smile Studios & all of his team are outstanding! Awards aside (and there are many!) His calm & gentle approach to the work he carries out is second to none, i can honestly say as a nervous patient there is no better dental practise around! His knowledge & understanding is mind blowing & he is such a lovely man who not only gives all of his time & attention to his patients & staff but he gives so much to the community & supports lots of charities. My children actually love going to see him, they fight over who goes first! Highly recommended!! By far the best dentist around� can't believe I'm saying this about a dentist but I actually enjoyed the whole experience, Thomas is so gentle you just feel so relaxed in the chair. When I was a kid I had an accident on my bicycle and badly damaged my front teeth, I was supposed to go back to my NHS dentist when I was 17 (after my teeth had stopped growing) but I've always had a fear of the dentist and really didn't want to go back to have the work done. This year I've finally plucked up the courage to get my teeth back in shape and chose Bank View after reading all the great reviews on their website and I'm so glad I did, when Thomas was giving me the first injection on my first appointment I was very anxious, but couldn't believe it when there was no pain at all! Thomas and his assistant are absolutely brilliant, they are so friendly and caring they instantly put you at ease! As for the results, well what can I say... phenomenal, Thomas has transformed my smile and restored my confidence, I can smile again knowing my teeth look perfect! � I can't thank you enough! Absolutely fantastic. After many many bad experiences with dentists as a teenager I had let my teeth get out of hand and hadn't been to see a dentist for a long time, I was looking for somewhere calm, caring and most of all someone who wouldn't judge me or my smile.. After finding bank view smile studios online and not being able to find a bad thing said about them I decided it was time to face my demons and get my teeth back on track. After meeting the most polite and genuine staff there is I was booked in for a full check up where everything was explained to me in full detail in a language I would understand. Today I have been for my first bit of work with Khalid and the results are unbelievable, honestly I can not believe that the teeth he has worked on are my own! Complete transformation with literally no pain at all! So long as I am registered here I will never be afraid of the dentist again! In fact i would even go as far to say as I can't wait for my next set of treatment to keep improving my smile! I just want to say a huge Thank You to Khalid and the rest of the team and to anyone looking for dentristy I would fully recommend you go here! 🙂 My whole family and I have been patients of the practice for nearly 40 years now! Initially it was my husband and I and then as the family grew, they all joined and now all my sons and daughters, their spouses and all our grandchildren also attend. We were under the care of Mr Timothy J Holt ever since he graduated in 1978 and we were always happy with the good care and professional service provided by him. However, this was to be surpassed the moment Khalid and Thomas took over in 2010 with their ‘calm and gentle’ approach. Khalid now looks after my family’s dental health and he does so wonderfully. When I first saw him, he seemed familiar but I didn’t know how or from where, but he recognised me because he went to the same primary and high school as my girls and so it took me while to adjust seeing him in his dental uniform and NOT in ‘short school shorts!’ Everyone in my family loves forward coming to the dentist, especially the young ones as there is nothing to fear at Bank View Smile Studios. However, recently I broke my top left molar tooth quite badly and when Khalid mentioned that he may need to do a root filling and crown, I have to be honest, all the bad thoughts of having complex treatment as a young women with my mouth ‘clamped open’ came flooding back.I have utmost trust in Khalid and his dental abilities, but ‘your mind plays tricks on you’ and on the day of the appointment I did get a deep nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I needn’t have worried because the moment I mentioned this to Khalid he was EVEN more calm and gentle with me, reassuring me all the time he was working and I can honestly say that I did not feel a thing. The whole treatment was completely pain free and thoroughly calm and gentle as they profess. I cannot thank Khalid and all his wonderful team enough for making feel at ease and not a ‘silly fool’ as I thought I was being myself. His chairside manner is extraordinary and his attention to detail is second to none.My husband and I happily comment on all the wonderful awards he and his team seem to win on a regular basis, especially the best dental practice in the UK award, which I believe they won twice and I could not disagree with the judge’s decision. So I would highly recommend him and Bank View Smile Studios, without reservation to anyone who wants to see the very best and I pray every day that he never leaves Blackburn. Myself, my partner have been coming to see Khalid for 15 years. We moved with him when he set up his own practice; The Smile Studio. He has also taken care of my children's teeth since they were babies(now aged 10 and 11). The Khalid and his team of staff make going to the dentist a pleasurable experience. They set the highest level of professionalism and friendliness. Khalids style of dentistry is calm, educative and reassuring. He shows an genuine, personalised interest in our families dental needs. When I take the children for their appointments we always all manage to have a good giggle thus he makes us SMILE in more than one way!!! Awesome... I'm a childhood friend that grew up with Khalid, so when I heard he had trained as a dentist and started work in his home town of Blackburn, there was only ever 1 person I was going to trust my dental health and that of my family. I'm privileged he accepted my request and I'm proud to call him our dentist, especially because he has won so many awards personally and professionally, the best one being the Best Dental practice in the UK, not once but twice!I love the fact that I can tell all my friends and family that I'm a patient if the No.1 dentist in the U.K. How many people can say that?Khalid and ALL his staff are really warm, welcoming, reassuring, knowledgeable and most of all calm and gentle; a point that is extremely important if you're of a nervous predisposition like me and my son.If you are looking for a new dentist in the #Lancashire area, I think they have got a few precious places left, don't delay, get in touch straight away and become a patient of this fabulous practice that we are so fortunate to have on our doorstep.I cannot recommend Khalid and Bank View Smile Studios highly enough, they are perfect� Faz Patel MBE Love my smile And no pain and no nerves First visit today and I was quite anxious on arrival. Khalid listened very patiently to my concerns and fully explained my treatment options. All the staff that I met were very helpful and welcoming. I feel very reassured that my future treatment will be of the highest possible standard and carried out in an unhurried calm environment with caring staff.
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
Tell me more about the 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.
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!