Testimonials

Providing our patients with award winning dental care in a relaxed & friendly environment

From Pain to Pleasure (well almost!)

I was about eleven years old when sweets became unrationed and freely available.  Suddenly, and for a few pence, my young generation could indulge at will crunching on sherbet lemons, aniseed balls and toffee.  There were two varieties of orange squash: Kiaora and Suncrush.  We had to have them - all of them.  Brush your teeth!  Toothpaste was a flat tin of Gibb's dentifreece.  A pink  solid in which you dipped your brush.  Used by the whole family, and swimming with water it was not a convincing advertisement for dental hygiene.

You can guess what happened next.  Suddenly, or so it seemed, there was decay and toothache.  Going to the dentist became a very unpleasant experience.

Why?  Well it hurt, that's why!  No numbing injections and the drill was operated  by foot power.  When it ran out of r.p.m  the drill would stick in the  patient's  tooth.  It was my first introduction to pain.

As the years went by so the machinery improved but my dread and fear were ingrained.  Local anaesthetic improved the experience and I joined the RAF where dentists expected you to be fit dentally.  If not, then drill and fill became obligatory.   The better dentists left after a few years having taken time to gain better qualifications and hence a more rewarding career.

I came back from the Falkland Islands in 1991. The dentist at RAF Mount Pleasant (no pun I assure you), bless her, had filled a tooth  which started to ache about 4000 miles from home.  While on leave my Mother suggested a visit to her dentist, Peter, who said very politely he would not have been proud  to do 'that filling.'  He was good; I trusted him; we became friends.  Last appointment in the day and then across the road to the pub for a beer and a chat.  I decided I wanted no more dental treatment from the RAF. I would pay for it. The military was furious.

Years later, Peter retired.  I spent a lot of time searching for a similar replacement practice but somehow the one I thought might be most suitable for me was either too busy, too formal or too far to travel.  And then I discovered  Buckden Dental clinic.

And here have I stayed.  From my first appointment to date, Georgina and her staff  put me at ease.  To begin with they carried out a few essential tasks and put right a few potential problems.  DENPLAN clearly works for them as it does for me.  If I have a problem I know I will be treated as soon as possible .

Do I look forward to the next visit?  Well in a way yes.  You see, it's the caring approach, the feeling I am the only patient they have.  Keep going Georgina, you have a lovely team.  Well done and thank you.

Anonymous

All staff have that same caring quality as Georgina and it shows. It’s really reassuring to know you’re in good hands.

"I have taken time to write this feedback, as I cannot praise Buckden Dental Practice enough for the dental care I have received there.

I have been to many dentists over the years and endured a broad spectrum of dentists, hygienists and receptionists. I have even experienced the dreaded school dentist, using gas and thick needles to administer aesthetic. As you can guess I became a pretty nervous patient. Not anymore though.

This all changed when I joined ‘Buckden Dental Practice’ about two years ago and I can honestly say it’s an outstanding dental practice, where they put a lot of emphasis on modern techniques, have a preventative approach and they consider how their patients feel as well as providing excellent dental treatment.

After a lot of looking around, I luckily joined the practice as a ‘Denplan’ patient because I wanted to make sure after all my past bad experiences, that I found somewhere where they properly look after my teeth and importantly treated me as an individual and not just another patient to push through the system.

You may think that NHS treatment is much cheaper than private care. Well just look at how NHS prices have escalated nowadays. With the Denplan I get so much more, including insurance and international care even when on holiday. It’s so satisfying to know I can count on Buckden Dental Practise and the staff there.

The practice itself is located in a pleasant village location, not in a busy town. Parking is a dream and it’s free. Somehow it feels safer to leave your car parked there.

The building itself is modern and all on one level for those who can’t negotiate stairs. The reception is always spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated in pastel colours. They also have a TV to take your mind off things. In fact it’s not like a dentist’s waiting room at all. There are no clinical smells or apparatus about, just pleasant surroundings to set you at your ease.

Lisa on reception always greets you with a smile and is very welcoming, as are all the staff there, including hygienists, dental nurses and administration people. They are all so kind, respectful and helpful. This is a quality that seems to be rare nowadays and I know that the owner of the practice insists upon this approach, to all of the services they provide.

I have seen for myself, whilst sitting in waiting room, how staff interact and help young children, nervous patients and the elderly if they need help or just reassurance. Some people don’t want any fuss of course, so staff just adjust their approach to meet that requirement, so everyone is welcome.

The dental treatment rooms are again really nicely decorated with all dental equipment located behind you out of direct sight as far as possible. These rooms are decorated in pastel colours and are very modern.

My dentist is Georgina, who is also the owner of the practice. She is the Principal also. She is an outstanding dentist. Not only very professional and experienced, but also takes time and considers how you feel personally. That can be amazing, especially when you are a nervous patient like me. She takes time to set you at your ease, and then helps you through the procedure. It is fantastic support. I am so grateful to her for how she has helped me personally.

All staff have that same caring quality as Georgina and it shows. It’s really reassuring to know you’re in good hands.

I no longer bother to go into towns such as Huntingdon or St Neots with all the delays, parking and driving problems. The easy pace of a modern village practice is far better and less stressful. Above all, it’s a much better dental experience. Especially now, since the A1 road has been upgraded. It’s now very quick to get to Buckden.

All I can say is to the people of Buckden and surrounding villages is, you are so lucky to have this little Gem right on your doorstep."

John Blackwell

The attention, care and patience you get from all staff at Buckden Dental is fantastic...

A friend recommended the practice to me when she learnt I had a slight fear of the dentists. I am so pleased I changed surgeries as the attention, care and patience you get from all staff at They are is fantastic. They completely put me at ease every time I visit that I no longer worry about going. I have recently completed Invisalign treatment and it is the best thing I have ever done! The results are amazing and I am so proud of my smile now! Treatment from start to finish was explained clearly and as I was a little nervous staff took their time with me and were very reassuring. The whole practice has a lovely relaxed feel about it and you don't feel like you are being rushed through to get the next appointment in. I cannot recommend the practice highly enough.

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Nicola Waters

10 out of 10!

10 out of 10! I had a crown fitted, my first one. The most amazing realisation was how quick the process was. It was fitted the same day I was measured for it! No molds to be sent off, no intrusive assessment. The Dentist just used a soft probe to measure my tooth. Two hours later the crown had been made (in branch) and was ready to fit. Brilliant. The new crown fits perfectly and feels great. I would thoroughly recommend this new speedy and easy service! One happy customer.

Serena Pyke

Kaitlyn is not scared to come back to the dentist...

I would just like to pass my utmost gratitude to Jaina.
Kaitlyn who is autistic need a tooth removed before having her braces fitted. It is also likely she will require more teeth removed in the future.
We made the decision to only tell Kaitlyn she was coming for a check up, and the dentist identify there and then that she required a tooth removed.
Jaina was absolutely brilliant with Kaitlyn, from distractions, to hiding the needle, and getting her to close her eyes so as not to see scary implements.
Kaitlyn is not scared to come back to the dentists for future check ups.
Thank you"
Kay Fisher

Cannot speak highly enough of Georgina and her wonderful team at Buckden Dental Clinic

After a childhood accident when I suffered nerve damage to my front teeth and then subsequent dental work some years ago, I was unhappy with my teeth as they were totally out of line on top and overcrowded on the bottom. From start to finish, Georgina and her team have made the process easy with their professional and efficient yet approachable attitude at all times. It is natural to be nervous at first but any fears and concerns were quickly allayed by the entirely patient focused approach demonstrated by all staff at Huntingdon House. Just over a year has passed very quickly and the end result is better than I even imagined. I can thoroughly recommend the Invisalign process and cannot speak highly enough of Georgina and her wonderful team at Huntingdon House."

Sharon Speed

Once I joined Buckden Dental Clinic and Georgina made me feel at ease, now it's like going to see a friend and that includes all the staff.

I recently came to see Georgina to have a crown fitted and WOW what a difference, (no more horrible impressions to be taken that make you feel your fillings are going to be pulled out), the whole treatment complete in a day. I had lots of photo's and scans taken. Georgina showed and explained to me the photo's and 3D scan so I could see what the tooth would look like. Now it's like a new tooth, I could not be happier. I've said this before and I will say again. I was so frightened to visit the Dentist, but once I joined Spire Dental Group and Georgina made me feel at ease, now it's like going to see a friend and that includes all the staff.

PS. Georgina also made me pack up smoking.

 

Christine Savin

Thrilled with the results of Buckden Dental's new CEREC machine....

Thrilled with the results of Spire Dental's new CEREC machine, the photographs of the end result speaks for itself.  Painless, highly professional service and treatment.  I completely recommend the treatment and the practice.

Linda Kelly

Her presence always calms me and her friendly manner is comforting...

I would like to comment on the positive influence of Juliette (Jacqueline’s nurse). Her presence always calms me and her friendly manner is comforting.
Thank you Juliet!
Of course I must also add my thanks to Jacqueline who, In my opinion, is an excellent & proficient dentist.

Jackie Sparke

Georgina has turned visits to the dentist into a social occasion, no longer the dreaded visit

I have been a patient of Georgina and the Spire team (at either Huntingdon House or Silver Street) since I left the RAF some 10 or more years ago.  As with most people, a visit to the Dentist is not the highlight of the week – well it never used to be.  But the experience is so very different from the nightmare experiences of youth and the ‘pragmatic’ operational dental style of the RAF.  A year or so ago I had a dental accident on Christmas Eve that resulted in the shattering of one of my teeth.  This left me with an awkward gap that impacted both quality of life and my vanity.  Luckily, I had gone down the Denplan route with Georgina (for me Denplan works really well) and had the additional implant accident insurance.  It wasn't to be an ordinary implant as I needed a sinus lift, a rather scary sounding procedure involving bone graphs.  Georgina was lovely, absolutely lovely (I am a typical bloke and a complete wimp in these matters) and worked out a complete treatment plan and gave me the reassurances I needed.  She did the procedure (some 4 hours) under full sedation and made sure I didn't feel anything (in fact I don’t remember anything either) and made such a professional job of the whole process.

Some 30 years ago I also had a full, front, upper set of veneers done and these were now looking rather tired and didn't match my other teeth.  Again Georgina diplomatically talked me through what could be done and I now have an absolutely fantastic and totally natural looking set of crowns that I love – and more importantly my wife loves as well.  Through all of this, Georgina has turned visits to the dentist into a social occasion, no longer the dreaded visit; she completely puts me at ease.  I completely trust her professionalism (which is outstanding and easily the best dentist I have ever had) and whenever I needed immediate support she was there or available for me to talk to.  Of course behind Georgina is a strong team not least the always helpful receptionists that I am sure now dread to hear it’s me on the line but never show it.  But, I would like to mention two of the team specifically.  First, Annie who has brilliantly managed the whole process with me and the Spire practice, Denplan and the Lab so I only paid the minimum and the logistics for everything worked like clockwork.  Being in a surgery with Georgina and Annie together is always an experience!  Secondly, I’d like to thank Gemma who has been a brilliant addition to the team in what is a less glamorous role as Dental Therapist, but what to me has been an equally important reassuring voice through this long process.

Jeff Pike


Eva is the consummate professional and almost all of our appointments have had a pleasant social aspect.

Eva is the consummate professional and almost all of our appointments have had a pleasant social aspect.  I have been impressed to the extent that I have asked Jenny to provide costings for some modest cosmetic work that I have lived without for years – then Eva quietly pointed out there were several options to improve matters……

Phil Sprinks

The experience I have had at the Buckden Dental surgery has been more like visiting a friend than going for Invisalign treatment. I would wholeheartedly recommend the services from Buckden Dental.

I am writing a testimonial for the practice: Invisalign and treatment by Georgina.

The experience I have received from Georgina has been first class. Since I was 14 I have always wanted straight teeth, I am now 35 and my dream has come true! Invisalign has given me my wish. Georgina is a fabulous dentist who makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the door. The experience I have had at the surgery has been more like visiting a friend than going for Invisalign treatment. I would wholeheartedly recommend the services from Spire Dental. I went to have a filling over at the Buckden surgery (the first for many years) I was seen by a colleague of Georgina's and was welcomed like a member of the family.

Congratulations on the creation of such a friendly and welcoming business. I have already recommended new clients to you and they are more than satisfied.

Serena Pyke

I would strongly recommend the Invisalign treatment to anyone who is thinking about having their teeth straightened, and would like to also say a thank you to the team at Buckden Dental Clinic for offering the treatment

I have had the Invisilign braces for 2 years. I decided to have the braces as it has bothered me for some time that my teeth were quite far apart at the front and stuck out quite a lot. My lower teeth were not so much of a problem but I was keen to straighten them out as well.  I decided that I would like this to change so looked into the idea of having braces. When I spoke to Georgina about this she notified me of a new brace coming out called Invisilign which was a completely transparent brace that was changed every 2 weeks. The braces have to be removed when you eat and you are required to brush your teeth after every time you eat.  Before the beginning of the treatment I was not very confident in my appearance, which is one of the reasons why I chose to have this treatment.

I was particularly drawn to these braces due to their transparent nature and almost straight away noticed a change in my teeth’s appearance. This immediate change led to an almost instant increase in my self-confidence which made me a lot happier.  Over the past few years my confidence has grown drastically and I have noticed a substantial change in my appearance, with the gaps between my teeth closing dramatically as well as the front teeth being pushed back more and decreasing in length. I have also noticed major changes in my lower teeth which I am incredibly happy about. Many people who I know have complimented me on the changes and cannot believe how much my appearance has changed in the last 2 years. People who I have not seen since school are amazed at the changes and this only makes me more confident and happy that I made the right decision in choosing the Invisiglin braces. I am also now into a routine of cleaning my teeth after every time I eat, which I will continue after the treatment has finished. Having to clean my teeth so often has led to many hilarious moments where work colleagues have come into the toilets to find me brushing my teeth and people coming across tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes in my car and in my drawers in my work desk!

I would strongly recommend the Invisalign treatment to anyone who is thinking about having their teeth straightened, and would like to also say a thank you to the team at Huntingdon House for offering the treatment to me originally and then being so happy and complimentary to the changes every time I have attended a follow up appointment since the beginning.

Mathew Hubbard

I just want to say a very big thank you to the all reception team at Buckden Dental practice for the caring and professional manner in which they have dealt with me in the organisation of my numerous and urgent dental appointments over the past few weeks!

In particular, I would especially  like to  thank my dentist, Dr Aisling Donnelly (and her assistants), for all the advice given and the expertise she has exercised during all my dental treatment. Without her vigilance,  professional knowledge, alertness, care and persistence, I would not have been referred to my hospital consultant and a potentially serious problem might not have been discovered.

A heartfelt thanks once again!

 

Martin Kay

Georgina has proved to be a real professional over the years, up to date with dental advances, sensitive to our needs and a lovely person

“For most of our lives, it hasn’t been too much fun going to the dentist, mainly through a mixture of lack of confidence in the dentist concerned, mistakes made and pain which could have been avoided.

In contrast to this, it’s like a breath of fresh air and a happy relief when we visit Huntingdon House, from the word go – starting with the welcoming and efficient people on reception, then the very competent hygienist and finally to the dentist we both see.

Georgina has proved to be a real professional over the years, up to date with dental advances, sensitive to our needs and a lovely person.”

Robin and Sandie FitzGerald

From the moment one walks into the large, bright reception and is greeted by the cheerful reception staff the patient is put at ease.

“I have been a patient at of the practice since it first opened and have seen many changes over the years. All I’m glad to say for the better. If the aim of the practice is one of constant improvement then from a patient’s eye view this is happening. From the moment one walks into the large, bright reception and is greeted by the cheerful reception staff the patient is put at ease. My treatment over the years has been carried out professionally, promptly and humanely and I can unreservedly recommend Huntingdon House to a patient seeking a dental service”

George Isaacs

The treatment I have received from you over the last few years has been exemplary..

Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent service that your practice provides. From the reception staff, always kind and helpful, to the hygienist understanding and very thorough, and finally you always so professional and caring. I can honestly say that the treatment I have received from you over the last few years has been exemplary, the best I have ever had, in fact I would go as far as to say it’s a pleasure to go to the dentist ! and I am always confident that I will be receiving the very best up to date treatment that I can get anywhere.
I would also like to thank you for the treatment afforded to my father, not everybody treats the aged as you do with respect and understanding.
Once again very many thanks to you and all your staff.

Kind regards,

 

Kay Treutlein

Dentists and staff extremely professional, caring and helpful

“I have been a patient of the practice for 5 years since my previous practitioner moved away from St Neots. I have always found all the Dentists and staff extremely professional, caring and helpful. As a recently retired General Medical Practitioner I also both referred patients and received referrals from the practice. In both instances the standard of communication was of the highest standards. I would have no hesitation in recommending the practice to both professional colleagues and other potential patients.”

Dr Ian Dumbelton
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