I made the decision to move from my NHS dentist as my treatment wasn’t going well and am pleased to say I have met Dan and his wonderful team at Gentle Dentistry in Southbourne. It has been the best decision ever and I’m thrilled with the progress. I needed 2 fillings replacing, one of which had been attempted by several dentists unsuccessfully and am booked in to have a root canal treatment.
Dan prides himself on treating patients without causing pain, and he is true to his word. He has the technology to isolate the area he is working on. It’s painless and doesn’t leave you with a numb face for hours after! I highly recommend using Dan and his team. I wouldn’t go anywhere else now 🙂 (S Cutler)
I have been a patient at Gentle Dentistry for over 7 years and both my husband and I would highly recommend this dental practice which really does live up to its name. The team do everything they can to make appointments relaxed, informed and a really positive experience. When I moved here from London I thought I would never replace the quality of service that I had experienced at my former dentist, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The team are professional, caring and reassuring in all that they do for you. With up to date techniques and technology, Drs Dobson and Cattell are always careful to explain any procedures before and during treatment, which for me is a calming reassurance. I had always been a very nervous patient at the Dentist, but not anymore. Now, in conjunction with appointments with the excellent practice hygienists, we both have much better dental hygiene routines and our oral health has improved dramatically – plus we look forward to our appointments as there is nothing to fear at all. (K Thayers)
Everything about Gentle Dentistry oozes class. You are treated like a patient rather than a number. They take time to explain what the best treatment is for you. This is all done in a very calm and relaxed manner. This is a wonderful practice, everyone from the reception staff to nurses and dentists could not be more kind and caring. Special thanks to DAN, you are a star. I now have my smile back, my teeth look great. The treatment that was given to me was out of this world. Thank you all again so much. (A Clark)
I had always hated my teeth. Now at the age of 68 my teeth have been transformed thanks to the wonderful team at Gentle Dentistry. Old fillings have been changed for new white fillings, new gleaming crowns fitted, my gums are healthy and improved and best of all, for the first time in my life I have straight even teeth after using an invisible aligner. I was impressed by Dan’s patience and attention to detail. He carried out extra work at no extra charge to ensure the final results of my teeth straightening were as perfect as they could be. I am so grateful to Dan Cattell and his team at Gentle Dentistry. I found them by researching local cosmetic dentists on the internet and after reading reviews made an appointment. I feel I struck gold. After a lifetime of mediocre dentistry, I have now experienced the best dentistry. Step by step, the seemingly enormous task of transforming my teeth was carried out and I am delighted with the results. No matter how old you are it is never too late to improve your teeth and your oral health. If you are unhappy with your teeth or you just need a first rate dentist, look no further. You won’t do better than this practice. (L House)
After some very bad childhood and adult experiences with dentists, I was reluctant to make any appointments, preferring toothache rather than the dentist. Eventually of course I had no choice. I chose The Gentle Dentist and they really have lived up to that name. My dentist himself is patient, calm and very reassuring, and the receptionists are lovely. I really and truthfully don’t fear an appointment now and I’m happy for this to be posted, in the hope that it will reassure someone else who may be as terrified of the dentist as I was. You need not be afraid of this dentist. (J Warren)
My wife, son and I have been patients of Dan for a number of years and have always been impressed by his work. The practice is beautiful, Dan does an extremely professional job and he is always so good at putting us at ease. It is not hard to see why he is always shortlisted for awards. (R Watson)
I had a few questions and queries about what could be done with my teeth like I guess we all have. I was presented with a range of options catering to different time frames and costs which were explained clearly. There was no pressure or stress throughout, I felt under the best care I could ask for and as for the results… SUPERB. The precision and attention to detail is amazing. I now live in London and travel to the coast without a hesitation, simply the best! Highly recommended (G Purdy)
All my teeth are my own but they suffered from the effects of poor post war childhood dentistry. My amalgam fillings were old and looking pretty ropey. A relative recommended Dan Cattell at Gentle Dentistry and now two months later, my amalgam fillings are gone and I have a better looking and much cleaner feeling mouth.
It took me some years to pluck up the courage to sort my fillings out and Dan and his team’s expertise gave me the confidence to go ahead. A pleasing side effect of the treatment seems to be that after having an eczema-like rash on my face for a number of years (actually more than 20), it appears to have completely gone. Maybe a coincidence … but maybe not! (H Miles)
I couldn’t recommend Gentle Dentistry highly enough. I have had non-routine dental work undertaken there for the past 3 years, and I’ve been really pleased with the outcome each time. They’re a great team and excellent practitioners – 5 Stars. (S Brown)
I’ve the kind of teeth that demand regular and ‘interesting’ visits to the dentist and I’ve travelled a great deal. Of all the dentists that I’ve worked with, in the UK, France and the USA, Drs Dobson and Cattell are the best. Even my teeth agree! (C Coulson)
Professional and friendly. Always put at ease and everything clearly explained. Can’t fault them. Highly recommended. (J King)
If there is a better dentist in the whole of the land, I would love to meet him. Dan and the team at Gentle Dentistry are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble and the end results are amazing. If I could give them 6 stars I would. (A Speight)
The best dentist I have ever had. Everyone is lovely. It is more expensive than some, but you get a superior service. (M Morgan)
Dan Cattell undertook a complete transformation of my teeth, including braces, teeth alignment, whitening, and fillings to complete a balanced set of super attractive teeth and smile. Dan is utterly professional and amazingly detailed and very passionate about his work. The transformation process was explained by Dan very clearly at the start, setting my expectations and allowing me to understand the step by step journey required to achieve the results we agreed at the outset. Dan is one of the best dentists and guys anyone will meet and a total credit to his profession. Thanks again Gentle Dentistry. (B Dick)
I needed implant surgery which represents a significant investment so I sought a number of consultations. Dan was not the most competitive but from the moment I saw him he made me feel reassured and comfortable. I am now the proud owner of a new implant which has transformed not only the cosmetic look of my smile but increased my confidence. I would recommend Dan 100% without any hesitation. (N Jenkins)
This is by far the best Dentist I have ever come across. I am currently looking to undertake some necessary procedures and cosmetic procedures. Dan carefully and meticulously explained to me my range of options and what the difference between cosmetic and necessary work is, timescales, costs etc. He has managed my expectations the entire time and has being very receptive to my own pressures and concerns. You get a very clear explanation of the work you are having done and can trust you have all the necessary information you need. I am having some cosmetic work which will require regular 4-6 week visits and did not hesitate, once I met Dan to, to go with Gentle Dentistry and make the regular journey to Bournemouth from London. (M Lopez)
Previously I was always nervous about visits to the dentist but that’s firmly in the past thanks to the fabulous team at Gentle Dentistry. I am delighted & amazed at the results Dan has achieved with my teeth. Not only has he achieved results (structural & cosmetic) that frankly I didn’t think were possible, he has done it with great empathy & compassion. Praise is richly deserved but I think the fact that I have entrusted Gentle Dentistry with the dental health of my family is the highest praise I can give. (M Houghton)
Excellent professional service, Dan, Maddy, Lara and the team very freindly and put you at ease. Exceptional dentistry I would highly recommend anyone. Even better my teeth look natural. A huge Thank you 🙂 (M Jones)
I am a dentist coming up to a decade of professional experience. I trust Dan to take care of my teeth and this should tell you something already! A great professional through and through, using the best equipment, materials and up to date techniques. Above all, a genuinely nice guy with great skills, caring and passionate about quality dentistry. Thank you Dan and to all the lovely Gentle Dentistry team! (E Martins)
This is truly an outstanding experience for someone who hates going to dentist!
I was putting it off for 10 years, I was terrified! About 3 months ago, in a moment of bravery I phoned and made a dentist appointment. I didn’t expect a lot and thought it would be the first and last appointment. How wrong was I! Now 3 months later, my teeth are almost all fixed now, clean and white! My smile got bigger than before! This is more than a dentist! I cannot recommend Gentle Dentistry higher! The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. I love the way my dentist distracts me from thinking about being scared – thank you! He is extremely knowledgeable in many areas, very patient and take time to explain various options along with the pros and cons of each and genuinely interested in your issues and concerns. I have also had a hygienist appointment and the lady explained everything before performing any actions and put me at ease because of gentleness of care provided. Absolutely great experience, thank you so much! (K Nowak)
The team at Gentle Dentistry are fantastic, I have used several dentists in the area and always hated going to the dentist which seemed normal but now it’s a treat, my teeth are better than they have ever been, the services they offer are things I didn’t even know we’re an option, simply fantastic. Lovely family run feel too. Would highly recommend! (M Ware)
Cannot thank the wonderful team enough for their kindness and support whilst restoring my smile and confidence. (R Pearson)
I am a recently qualified dentist and at this early stage in my career, I was very excited to observe Dan during some of the treatments he was performing with his patients. From the very outset I was welcomed by Dan and the rest of the team at Gentle Dentistry. It was obvious how at ease and comfortable Dan’s patients were, as they were more than happy to have me present during their consultations. It is my pleasure to say how inspired I was by Dan’s diverse clinical skills, passion for dentistry and whose main focus is always on the patients needs -providing them with nothing less than the highest standard of care. I would feel extremely privileged to come visit Dan and the rest of the team again- he is an exceptional dentist, with a very talented and unique set of dental skills. (N Clark)
Dan is a patient, knowledgeable dentist who you can trust. I have extremely sensitive teeth and I’m very nervous usually at the dentist, but he made me feel at ease. Genuine gentle dentistry! (P Gardner)
Amazingly stress less even for a nervous person like me! I cannot speak highly enough of gentle dentistry! The dentists are fantastic in every way and the nurses and receptionists are brilliant! I’m so happy I’ve found gentle dentistry, they are highly experienced and total experts in their field, I’m very grateful to them very happy thank you gentle dentistry team 10/10 (M Turnbull)
Dan is an exceptional dentist with a clear focus on excellence in practice (D Singh)
Dan is truly the best dentist. He is so passionate about his work and will only do the very best for you. I highly recommend. (N Bailey)
Excellent dentistry really chuffed with the results of my first visit! Thank you. (J King)
In my opinion you could not find a better practice. Dr Dan has helped us enormously and has corrected so many problems with ease, professionalism and kindness. So much so that our son wants to follow in his footsteps and become a dentist too! I would recommend them to anyone! (R Clapcott)
I am so grateful to Dan for his professionalism, passion and dedication. After being ill advised by an NHS dentist we went to Gentle Dentistry for a second opinion. I’m so glad we did! Dan has saved my daughters teeth and most importantly his manner put her at ease from the offset. She was amazing through her treatment and that’s all thanks to an amazing Dentist (S Dickinson)
Dear Dr Cattell
I am writing to express my appreciation of your skills in renewing my damaged Dental Bridge.
I was somewhat apprehensive when we discussed the details of your proposal to place an implant into my jaw bone to take the new bridge. I was anticipating an unpleasant and painful experience. However, my fears were totally groundless!
The finished article is a credit to your skills, needless to say I am extremely pleased with the results obtained. My sincere thanks to you and your back up team.
Dear Gentle Dentistry
I have thanked you all verbally for my lovely new smile but really I feel that is not enough, hence the reason for this email. I had hated my teeth for years, the NHS dentists were unable to help me, so I searched around for a good private/cosmetic dentist that I felt I could trust. I had nothing to go by, just lists of names and numbers in a phone book.
I looked on the internet and found your website, the words Gentle Dentistry certainly appealed and your advertising came across as really professional and very ‘up together’ as they say. My decision made, I arranged an appointment, as you know for a consultation with Mr Dobson. I knew instantly that I had made the right choice.
I want you all to know that I have never been treated so well or shown so much respect and care from a dental practice before, from the always cheerful reception from Sam to the excellent care shown by Mr Dobson and the skill and expertise of Mr Daniel Cattell who worked so hard to give me the best smile. Every procedure was discussed, step by step, I knew exactly what to expect and exactly what was going to happen throughout the whole of my treatment. I have also had the best advice from you about caring for my teeth and gums ever. I really can’t praise you all enough. I am so pleased with the results of your work and care and thank you all again, not just for the above but also for giving me the confidence to smile in photographs, something I always avoided.
I thought I’d write this to spare your blushes! On my last two visits to the surgery, I have chatted to other patients in the waiting room and been struck by their open admiration of the quality of treatment they have received from you. Both gentlemen offered the opinion that you were the best dentist they had ever had, one went so far to say that he looked forward to coming to the practice, needless to say I feel the same way.
I’ve been coming to Gentle Dentistry for over 20 years now and you know how extensive my treatment has been, including both implants and crowns. Apart from the extremely high quality of the treatment, I think that the total commitment of everyone in the practice, to ensure that the patient is comfortable, is outstanding. I would also like to put on record how much I appreciate the kindness, understanding and good humour you have shown towards me – not your easiest patient, I’m sure!
Best wishes – see you soon!!!!
Dear Mr Dobson
Following a bad experience as a teenager and then another a few years later, apart from the occasional emergency dental treatment, I had not visited a dentist for thirty years. Then a broken front tooth forced my hand. I had passed Gentle Dentistry many times but something made me walk in one day and make an appointment.
I’m so glad I did – from the moment I first walked in the door I couldn’t have asked for better care. I could sense the calm atmosphere immediately and Dr Dobson and his excellent team at Gentle Dentistry certainly allayed my fears of dentists and eased my anxiety. A visit to the dentist now feels more like a visit to friends!
The only thing I regret is I didn’t go them sooner.
Thanks you all at Gentle Dentistry.
Dear Dr Cattell ,
I am really delighted with the work you did to rescue my upper left tooth. It started as an emergency visit and finished as a calm and comfortable procedure. I had never experienced any form of root canal treatment before and was apprehensive, to say the least, when you told me that it would be a necessary part of the preparation for a crown fitting. I can honestly say that, although the root canal work was lengthy, I suffered absolutely no discomfort. This is significant since I am not a brave dental patient!
The impression-taking and subsequent crown fitting procedures were meticulous and led to a very comfortable and total repair. I now have a restored tooth which I use confidently and which matches my existing tooth colouring.
Overall, this was a highly professional piece of work at a level I have come to expect from both you and Dr Dobson. The practice is reassuring across the board from reception to hygienists and dental nursing.
Dear Mr Dobson
I wish to state that both my wife and I unreservedly commend you for your outstanding skill in dentistry, most particularly in dealing with our dental problems over a long period.
We would recommend you without hesitation to anyone needing dental attention, however complicated it may be.
If you want a dentist I know the place
It really is a first class place.
I call him Captain Birdseye, the girls are his crew
The treatments first class, they look after you.
You feel the welcome when you enter the place
This will put a smile on your face.
You won’t feel pain or anything
So get cracking and give him a ring.
He sails his yacht in seas low and high
That’s why I call him Captain Birdseye.