Linden Dental Centre
What our patients say about us...

On teeth whitening:
“After the treatment to my teeth I was extremely pleased with the great improvement to the appearance of my teeth. When I smiled it gave me confidence and I didnt realise how much difference it would make to my daily life.”

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On service:
“I have found that the people at Linden Dental Practice do everything possible to make the experience quick and stress free. I welcome the reminder calls, the generous time slots and above all the continuity of the staff who aim to provide a very personal service that I feel is strictly for my benefit.” Mrs GH

“We enjoy coming to the Linden Dental Practice because everyone is so friendly and all our expert treatment is carried out with words of encouragement by Grecia Patel.” Mr and Mrs J

“You have created a nice friendly atmosphere within the practice. Thank You.” Mr LK

“Thank you so much David for your brilliant expertise and to your very pleasant and helpful staff too.” Mrs MMS

“I attend the surgery regularly and am always afforded the time to discuss treatment and the options available.” Mrs ML

“I feel I must write and thank you for all the personal attention that you have given me over the past years.” Mrs DP

“Dear David, a warm thank you to you for so generously repairing my tooth this week-It was good of you to do it. We continue to be grateful as a family for having a dentist of your caliber and kindness, best wishes.” Mrs RG

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On Treatment of tooth grinding:
“...may I also let you know the difference you have made to my life with regard to the problem I was having with my back teeth. I no longer wake up every morning with awful toothache... I can't thank you enough.”

“The alterations that you made to my teeth which corrected the bite on the right side of my mouth has given me a great deal of relief. I do not have the constant aggravation of wanting to grind my teeth and I no longer wake up every morning with awful toothache because of the constant pressure I was putting on my back teeth. This problem has been with me ever since I can remember and I can't thank you enough for putting it right.” Mrs SMD

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On Hygienists and Gum treatments:
“I have been a patient of Caroline's since 1997 when it was clear that I was suffering with bleeding gums and needed a helping hand to slow down and stop the deterioration leading to serious gum disease. I was very concerned at the time that before I reached my mid 40's I was going to loose my teeth! Over the year I have built up a relationship with Caroline and come every 3 months for a check up and clean. These appointments are made a priority for me to fit my business appointments around. I can say that it's a slow process and a lot of hard work but patience and perseverance prevail and over the years we have stabilized the condition. Caroline is always cheerful and puts me at ease. My hygienist care is invaluable to me and I would advise anyone needing the regular care I do to make these sessions a priority.” Mrs LH

“Her treatment is always thorough and painless and your teeth always feel clean and smooth afterwards. All in all its a pleasurable experience!” Mr TS

“I that my teeth and gums are in better shape now than they have ever been, thanks to the care and advice received.” Mr SM

“You mentioned the other day in your surgery that you had been caring for my teeth now for ten years. I could hardly believe it, but I am prompted to say that it has been a pleasant association and my teeth are significantly better now than they were ten years ago. I can only hope for another ten years.” Mr NB

“I visit Caroline every 3 months for dental hygiene treatment as a preventative measure in respect of an on going heart condition. Her treatment is always thorough [and painless] and my teeth always feel clean and smooth afterwards. She is very good at giving advice regarding dental care and pointing out specific areas that need attention. All in all it's a pleasurable experience which isn't something you generally associate with a visit to the dentist!” Mr TS

“Dear David, I am writing to express my thanks to you and Grecia for recommending I try the Curaprox range of inter-dental brushes and am pleased to say that since using them, the condition of my teeth and gums has improved dramatically. So much so, that following my visit to you on Friday I understand that I no longer have to be referred to a specialist, which is very positive news. Thank you both again.” Mrs BN

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On Cosmetic dentistry:
“Dear Jackie, just a note to say how delighted I am with my recent dental work. Having previously had NHS crowns, the ceramic crowns they have been replaced with look so good it is difficult to tell them apart from my own teeth. I definitely have a film star smile now! I would also like to say how impressed I am with the care and skill shown by you with the preparation work and fitting. With kind regards.” Mrs MM

“Dear David, just a line to thank you for the time patience and skill that you have shown in rebuilding my front teeth using an intricate bridgework technique, especially as my last dentist wouldn't even attempt the work and would have resigned me to having a denture fitted. I am so pleased with the results, they both look and feel very natural. Also thanks to the dental nurses who assisted you and receptionist who all made me feel at ease and comfortable. You have created a nice friendly atmosphere within the practice. Thank you once again.” Mr LK

“I'd like to say a big thank you for the reformation of my upper teeth - I hadn't realized how unsightly they had become until you showed me the 'before' and 'after' pictures - What a difference, looks like I've had a 'botox' job on my teeth!” Mrs MS

“Thank you for last month's transformation work on my front teeth. It's good to be without my 'fang' and to have the nearby teeth looking less irregular.” Mrs JM

“I was extremely pleased with the great improvement to the appearance of my teeth. When I smile it gives me confidence and I didn't realize how much difference it would make to my daily life.” Mrs SU

“To Jackie and Jane, just a short note to say a very big thank you for my lovely new smile. I have had so many complements and offers! You are both so good at your jobs and it was a very calming atmosphere for me. I would highly recommend you. Once again many thanks for a fab result!” Ms JK

“When I looked in the mirror on the wall I didn't like what I saw at all, my teeth were uneven and discoloured, but thanks to my friend her dentist I discovered who, with soothing voice and gentleness explained the treatment she thought was best, to give me back an unashamed smile and promised it would take just a little while. With patience she worked and I felt no pain, so I'd be happy to sit in her chair again. Now I look in the mirror and don't hate what I see because you have given my smile back to me. It's taken me sixty eight years to lose my fear of seeing the dentist twice a year and thanks to you, Dr Jackie I've done it!”

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On Children's dentistry:
“Dear Jackie and Cherie, thank you for your amazing care, kindness and patience yesterday when you had to take out one of my son's front teeth.

It was made 100 times easier by the humor and care from both of you. Jackie - we are very lucky to have you as our dentist and the trust we have in you made yesterday easier. Cherie-thank you for helping my son by putting the 'bubble gum' stuff on his gum - it really helped. Thank you Jackie for phoning us yesterday after your long day, the extra care is very much appreciated.” The M family

“Dear Jackie Thanks for the call and pulling my tooth out.I got 2 from the tooth fairy.” Master SM

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On dentures:
“Dear Dr Gates, I would firstly like to thank you very much indeed for all the trouble you went to in making me a new partial top denture. I was extremely pleased with the results. Moreover, I feel that the corrective dentistry that you performed on the remainder of my [very uneven] top teeth and all my bottom teeth has really made a massive difference to my appearance as a whole. I now feel much more confident when I smile. My friends and family cannot believe how good my teeth now look-they all think the work you have done looks very natural! Kind regards.” Mrs SM

On our exceptional service:
“I feel I must write and thank you for all the personal attention that you have given me over the years. All who attend your surgery I just know receive the same care and attention and if I ever emigrated to Australia I would catch a flight back to Old Basing at the first twinge for your first class treatment.”

“I welcome the reminder phone calls, the generous time slots and above all the continuity of staff who aim to provide a very personal service that I feel is strictly for my benefit.” Mrs SM

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On our exceptional service:
“I feel I must write and thank you for all the personal attention that you have given me over the years. All who attend your surgery I just know receive the same care and attention and if I ever emigrated to Australia I would catch a flight back to Old Basing at the first twinge for your first class treatment.”

“I welcome the reminder phone calls, the generous time slots and above all the continuity of staff who aim to provide a very personal service that I feel is strictly for my benefit.”

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I think my teeth and gums are in better shape now than they have ever been, thanks to the care and advice received. Mrs SM.