In SE1 or beyond if necessary... I need some fairly significant work done (two crowns replacing) and don't mind paying a bit more for a good job - am currently registered with NHS dentists on Kennington Lane and while I have no complaints whatsoever, am thinking going private for this one might be worthwhile.
Borough High St
Haven't got his number to hand-sorry.
Excellent and opens at 8am so very good if you want to go to work on time. Hence he closes at 4pm. Currently one of the few dentists actually taking on more NHS patients. A miracle elsewhere it seems.Going private does not always = better treatment.
Thanks for this Christianna - Borough High Street would certainly be convenient, though I suspect this would be a day-off-work job anyway... And I guess thats another general question I have, does private = better in people's eyes? Any further advice welcome.
Can you elaborate? I am really in the dark over this, when I first got them done it was six years ago, I was at uni and got pointed in the direction of someone related to the dental school... So starting from scratch now!
I believe the NHS restricts some of the options for materials and techniques, eg. white fillings only allowed on certain teeth etc. There were also certain things not allowed regarding crowns, but I cant remember exactly and I'm probably also out of date - my last visit to the dentist was years ago and I think I need to go and see Mr Chater too!
I went to see Dr Chater a couple of years ago as I couldn't see my regular dentist and was in a lot of pain with my wisdom teeth. He recommended surgery and prescribed antibiotics. When I visited my regular dentist about six months later, he felt that surgery would not be appropriate as I was suffering the usual problems with wisdom teeth which would get better with time and so surgery was unnecessary. I have not been back to Dr Chater since.