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 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! I had fastbraces treatment at Bank View by Dr. Khalid and his team.The staff are kind and welcoming which always put me at ease.Dr. Khalid is very professional and extremely calm no matter what comes up. He kept me well informed every step of the way. The end result was amaaazing! Woww!! It was better than i had expected. I'm really happy with my teeth and extremely grateful to Dr. Khalid and his team. A huge THANK YOU! I would definitely recommend Bank View for anyone needing dental treatment. Came to bank view for an emergency appointment after having a severe tooth ache. The dentist Somia eased my nerves and explained the process to me clearly, whilst answering any questions I had. The process was quick and pain free. Thank you Somia for the excellent service!!! I started my journey with Bank View with broken, missing, decayed teeth. Teeth that would just crumble by brushing them. I plucked up the courage to make an appointment to start my journey for beautiful teeth and i walked out 10 months later with the biggest smile and wondering why I had left it this long.The receptionists are all so friendly. I cannot thank Khalid and Hannah enough for what they have done.I've had extractions, root canal work, crowns and implants and during the appointments never felt and pain.I smile so much more now and so grateful for everything.It really is a calm and gentle dentistry. I had a great experience at Bank view clinic. The staff are all very helpful andfriendly. They are efficient and highly qualified in delivering a superb care. I had a procedure with my teeth and it was really great and different from what I had before for the same problem, pain free all through and Thomas , the dentist , was extraordinary and beyond in his skills, reassuring the patient & explaining everything in details. I would highly recommend them My kids attended for a routine check up today. Great, friendly service as ever from Khalid. If your child is apprehensive about visiting the Dentist then do visit Khalid as his calm and reassuring manner makes all the difference. Highly recommended . 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! 🙂 I have literally not been to the dentist for 4 years after a horrendous experience. I joined this practice last month. Yesterday I had a root canal and two fillings, it was completely pain free and relaxing. I could not thank you guys enough. I wish I had found you years ago !!! 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 I have been scared of dentists very bad for last few years, but then I had to go for an emergency appointment- miracle! I'm not scared anymore � Doctor Thomas did his job just brilliant, calming me down when I was absolutely terrified, everything has been explained, and root extracted without any pain at all. I'm very happy that I choose this clinic and I'll strongly recommend it to anyone. Big thanks to doctor Thomas and his lovely assistants, this visit just couldn't be better- I will see you in April ��� 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!