Testimonials & Success Stories

     I had a very positive experience with Shaila. She listened carefully to my symptoms which made me more confident of her diagnosis. She then explained exactly what she was going to do, why, and how much it would cost. This made the treatment much less stressful. The treatment itself went smoothly and relieved all my symptoms.


Dill’s story

Natasha's Story

From the pain of broken teeth, back to smiling and living!

An extreme fear of the dentist had Natasha living with a painful mouth for many years. She rarely smiled fully, didn’t talk openly and avoided being social. Natasha endured years of oral problems as she really feared going to the see the dentist...

After visiting Shaila

      I’m a completely different person in company and am very confident with my smile now as it looks natural. I have check-ups every six months and also see the hygienist – it’s a 100% turn around.

- Natasha - Nervous Patient -

Chen's Story

Chen really wanted to feel secure with her front teeth, so that she could smile, talk and eat normally. It was important for her to feel comfortable with the dentist.

A 33 year old woman came with a bridge for a front tooth that was loose. The bridge was made for her 10 years prior in China, but Chen had not visited the dentist since then.

On examination, the bridge was loose because the adjacent teeth used to anchor it were deteriorating. Chen was concerned that any remedial treatment should be long lasting, so that she did not have to go through this process every 10 years.

After visiting Shaila

After careful treatment planning and discussion, a new implant retained bridge was provided, which allowed Chen to smile and eat with confidence.

Along with diet advice, Chen was shown how to maintain her dental restorations for their future longevity.

With this increased confidence, Chen has booked a 6 week holiday, fulfilling her travel ambitions.

*Please note patients names have been changed for privacy.

Amy's Story

8 years since her last visit to the dentist. She was really NERVOUS after having a bad experience with the dentist as a child, and her trusted family dentist had retired.

A 27 year old woman came for a check-up with bleeding gums and a sore front tooth.

On assessment, early gum disease was detected and an X-ray assessment revealed a cyst on her front tooth. Although this was unpleasant news, it was vital to treat the cyst promptly.

Her management plan included gum treatment, a joint consultation with the implant surgeon to explore cyst treatment allowing the patient to make an informed decision knowing that she was in safe hands.

After visiting Shaila

In the following months, she managed to quit smoking, get her gums healthy and have her cyst removed. She is really pleased with her new front tooth, and feeling more confident about her dental health.

*Please note patients names have been changed for privacy.


Phil's Story

A 45 year old man was getting married but was concerned about his discoloured front tooth spoiling his big day.

He was petrified of the dentist and so was invited to attend his first meeting with his fiancé, who was already a patient of our practice.

On examination, it was found that his general dental health was reasonable, and the most pressing issue was the discoloured front tooth.

After visiting Shaila

After helping Phil build confidence by carrying out an initial cleaning appointment, we were able to use numbing gel and dental anaesthetic to provide a pain free front tooth filling.

Phil was delighted with the results and had a wonderful wedding day.

*Please note patients names have been changed for privacy.

Teeth Whitening

In Chair





This patient wanted a whiter smile, with In-chair treatment, as she was concerned about tooth sensitivity

Philips Zoom In chair whitening was used to create an instantly brighter and more confident smile in one session

Home whitening





This patient was concerned about the colour and shape of the teeth as the front teeth were eroding away

After a few weeks of Home whitening, composite edge bonding was added to the front teeth to restore the original shape

Composite Restoration





This patient arrived for an emergency appointment after breaking his front tooth after a fall, and was due fly a few days later

With careful assessment, the tooth was restored with a composite restoration to restore aesthetics and function,





A bad child hood experience led to this patient being really scared of visiting the dentist, she noticed dark discoloured areas between her front teeth

We helped the patient overcome her dental phobia and restore her smile by placing invisible fillings on her front teeth






This patient has missing lateral incisors, which led to spacing between the front teeth, he didn’t want to have lengthy dental treatment but was keen to improve his smile

A trial smile was created to show the new look, teeth were whitened with a Home Kit, and six composite veneers were placed on the front teeth

Crowns & Veneers





Following a fall, the front teeth had become discoloured, and there was natural spacing between the teeth

The teeth were whitened with a Home Kit, and a trial smile was showcased on models, crowns were placed on the two front teeth and veneers were used to close spacing on the other teeth

Implant / crown and bridgework





The old crown and bridgework on the front teeth was loose due to tooth decay and the patient wanted a better smile

The tooth decay and old bridge was removed, a new Implant retained bridge and a separate crown was provided

Patient Testimonials

"I could not have been in better hands or wished for better care from the one I received from Shaila whilst undergoing the treatment which took nearly two years. Even now, some months after the treatment has been completed, I still smile every morning when I look in the mirror. My teeth look perfect and no one can tell. I am deeply grateful and would recommend Shaila to anyone."

- Aira Mahandru -

"Thank you so much for all your patience and kindness when treating me and for helping me overcome my fear of dentists."

- Ms Dee Grant -

"I would like to sincerely thank you for the incredibly kind and thoughtful summary you have sent me, it is gratefully received. You have been wonderful every step of the way in my transformation and recovery. I will always be grateful for you putting me on the right track by being sincere, kind, caring and informative and empowering me to make the correct lifestyle choices."

- A.M -

"I had a very positive experience with Shaila. She listened carefully to my symptoms which made me more confident of her diagnosis. She then explained exactly what she was going to do, why, and how much it would cost. This made the treatment much less stressful. The treatment itself went smoothly and relieved all my symptoms."

- Bradley Campbell -

"I wanted to say how impressed I was with Shaila as a dentist both in terms of her technical abilities and personal skills. I have not been an easy customer: constantly questioning, changing appointments, seeking referrals, requiring tricky dental work and striving to keep costs down. Shaila has always met these needs brilliantly with a friendly and very client-focused approach."

- Joe England -

"I have to say that all my life I have been terrified about dentists. I did not visit a dentist for 3 years because I had a very bad experience with the last dentist I visited. But when Allen & Overy opened the dental practice here at Bishops Gate, I had at the back of my mind that I would visit one day (as if !!!). However that day took me by surprise when I started suffering from a severe toothache. So kicking and screaming I see myself going down there to book an appointment to see the dentist !!! When I got there I met Shaila. She had the most beautiful smile and a very nice personality and immediately I felt in good hands. She knew straight away that I had that fear on my face and she first spend some time talking to me to calm me down. The practice was just opened then and there was no radio. So she got out her Ipod and showed me all these albums she had with her and asked me which one I would like to listen while she was going to look what was wrong with my tooth. Considering the fact that my last appointment with the dentist was a nightmare I just could not believe what was happening this time. The sensation of actually coming to see a dentist was rather appealing than a nightmare.


Eventually I was on the lounging chair listening to the music playing while Shaila was working on my tooth. I just could not believe I was having my tooth done but at the same time I was very relaxed. Even while she was working on my tooth she kept asking me how I was and kept talking to me. Shaila is simply brilliant I think she has got a a lot to offer.  Shaila is very professional and very good with people. Felt like a VIP when I walked down there. All I can say is “WELL DONE Shaila for the future and keep the good job and the wonderful spirit, personality and smile."

- Emma Charles -

"Just a quick note to say many thanks for all your help in sorting out my tooth. I really appreciated your friendly gentle manner and your compassion. Please don’t retire any time soon!"

- Oliver -